Zia Nabavi Sent to Furlough

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 17, 2017, Zia Nabavi was sent to furlough from Semnan prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 17, 2017, Zia Nabavi was sent to the 3-day furlough from Semnan prison. (more…)

A Report About Azita Rafizadeh’s Status in Evin Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Azita Rafizadeh is an imprisoned Bahai citizen whose 6-year-old son has to live with another family due to the simultaneous arrest of her husband, Paiman Kooshkbaghi.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Azita Rafizadeh was born in 1980 in Shiraz. She finished the elementary and high school in Tonekabon, but like other young Bahais, she was deprived of going to university. For this reason she finished her bachelor degree in computer engineering in Bahai Institute of Higher Education (BIHE), which was designed and targeted young Bahais in order to enable them to continue their education. (more…)

Atena Daemi Tried for the New Charges Put on Her

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The court session of Atena Daemi, imprisoned human rights activist, was held in Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison. The IRGC is the compliance in this new law suit. During this session, some of the allegations of Ms. Daemi was dropped and the one regarding insulting the officers and hindering the apprehension was heard.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), allegations of insulting the supreme leader, insulting the authorities and spreading lies were dropped from the case and only the two allegations of insulting the officers during the arrest mission and hindering apprehension were heard. This change was done following the testimony of the police, defend of the lawyer and refusal of recoding of the arrest procedure. (more…)

Saeid Shirzad Ends Hunger Strike after 39 Days

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Saeid Shirzad, political prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, ended his hunger strike after 39 days, after having a meeting with the authorities and their promises about consideration of his demands. Ali Shariati, another political prisoner who is imprisoned in Evin prison also ended his hunger strike on the 70th day, in response to the requests made by civil rights and political activists.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saeid Shirzad, political prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, ended his hunger strike after a meeting with the representative of the prosecutor and prison’s judge supervisor and after they promised to consider his demands. (more…)

A Prisoner Executed in Qazvin Before the End of Due Process

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Nusratullah Khazayi was executed in January, while his family says his case was still pending in the prosecutor and his death sentence was not finalized. In follow-up after his execution, several judicial authorities in Tehran Prosecutor’s office told them that the prisoner should have not been executed. This case can be another example of the concern of opponents of the death penalty who have emphasized on its irreversible and irrevocable nature.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 2, 2017, a prisoner charged with “trafficking of drugs” was executed in Qazvin prison. (more…)

Nahid Gorji Released on Parole after Serving 22 Months

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Nahid Gorji, prisoner of conscience in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad was released on parole by serving 22 months of her sentence of 3 year. When she was in detention, various reports on her critical physical and mental condition were released while she was deprived of proper medical care and the officials prevented to deliver her medicine which was provided by her family.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mrs. Gorji who in the wake of her civil activities in cyberspace had been arrested, was released on parole after serving 22 months of the sentence of 3 years in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad. (more…)

Karen Vafadari and Afarin Neisari Charged in Shahid Moghadas Court of Evin

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Karen Vafadari and Afarin Neisari, Zoroastrian Iranian-American couple in the sixth month of their detention were informed of their security charges in Shahid Moghadas Court, in Evin Prison. In addition to “recruiting and introducing spies, and assembly and collusion against national security”, this couple has been charged with “showing and selling art works contrary to Islamic principles” in their gallery.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Afarin Neisari, editor of “AUN Negarestan”, (Gallery of Contemporary Visual Arts) and her husband, Karen Vafadari, were arrested in Tehran International Airport, by Sarallah Guards, on July 20, 2016. (more…)

3 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 4, 2017, three prisoners, including two prisoners charged with “Muharebeh through armed robbery” were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 4, 2017, three prisoners, charged with “Muharebeh and drug related charges” were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. (more…)

Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi Beaten and Insulted in Ardebil Prison

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner, on day eight of his hunger strike in exile in Ardebil prison, was insulted and beaten by the head of prison’s security force, because of writing a letter and going on hunger strike. This action was done by the Ardebil prison’s officials while Mr. Malek Reisi had been fastened to the flagpole in prison yard, with handcuffs and shackles, in the cold weather, and despite being on hunger strike and being beaten he has not yet been transferred to the infirmary.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner in Ardabil prison, who was on hunger strike, because of this protesting action and writing an open letter, was beaten by the head of security at this prison. (more…)

Masoumeh Zia Arrested at Her Arrival in Iran

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Masoumeh Zia was arrested at the airport when she was returning to Iran. Couple of hours after the arrest, security officers went to her house along with her, and searched her house, and then took her electronics and communication gadgets with them. According to the officers, a news case has been opened against her.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Masoumeh Zia, Erfan Halgheh activist, was arrested at the airport when she was returning to Iran on January 6, 2017. (more…)