Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Marjan Davari, 50-year-old researcher and translator, had been arrested on September 24, 2015, after the closure of Rah-e-Marefat publisher and detention of all officials in this institute. (more…)

Sina Qalandari Acquitted in the Court of Appeal

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sina Qalandari, 30-year-old journalist from Kuhdasht who had been sentenced to two years imprisonment, due to releasing information regarding  the elections in the region, which was “in his absence  in the courtroom” and without having the opportunity to defend himself was acquitted in the appeal court. While this citizen is in an undecided condition in another case with the theme of “setting the regional forest on fire” based on a complaint by Natural Resources Department, head of this department has raised a new complaint to the governor, regarding this journalist’s letter to the Province Governor.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), in October last year, Sina Qalandari, journalist from Kuhdasht, was sentenced by Branch 3 of the Criminal Court in Lorestan province, to three years imprisonment of sixth grade. (more…)

Mahmood Salehi’s Appeal Court Session Postponed

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Appeal court session of Mahmood Salehi, labour activist who has been sentenced to 9 years in prison, was cancelled due to absence of prosecutor’s representative and it was postponed to the next month.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), appeal court session of Mahmod Salehi, labour activist, was cancelled. (more…)

Mehdi Khaz`ali Arrested and Transferred to Evin Prison

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Khaz`ali was arrested in his office and transferred to ward 350 in Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mehdi Khaz`ali was arrested in front of Hayan publisher office, by the order from Shahid Moghadasi court (Evin) and then transferred to ward 350 (general ward) on Sunday February 13. (more…)

A Baha’i Student Expelled from the University

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sogol Kazemi Bahnamiri, a Baha’i student who was studying in the fifth semester of engineering Urban Development at the non-profit University of Mashhad, was excluded from the final exams. This Baha’i student pursues from the Assessment Organization and the Ministry of Science officials were left unanswered.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Sogol Kazemi Bahnamiri, born in 1996, passed the exam in 2014, with student reference number 9721230972, and in the fall of 2014 began her higher education in the field of civil engineering at the non-profit University of Mashhad. (more…)

Sabri Hassanpour Transferred to Hospital, Returned to Prison with No Treatment

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sabri Hassanpour, political prisoner in Evin prison, despite being transferred to the hospital for heart surgery, was denied of surgery because, “the hospital cost was not paid by the prison”, and he was returned to the prison. The prisoner’s heart condition is serious.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Sabri Hassanpour, a spokesman for a political organization and former host of TV satellite channel, Rahaei, had been transferred to Tehran Taleghani hospital for a heart surgery, because the prison had not paid the hospital coasts he was returned to prison. He has a very serious heart and physical condition. (more…)

2 Christians Held in Limbo in Evin Prison for 6 Months

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Hadi Asghari and Amin Afshar Naderi, two Christian converts, have been held in an undecided condition in ward 4 of Evin prison, from about six months ago, and have not even been summoned for investigations. On the other hand, Mr. Asgari who has got kidney infection as a consequence of cold weather because he was denied to get his clothing, has not received any medical treatments.

A source close to the families of these two Christian converts has told HRANA: “Hadi Asghari and Amin Afshar Naderi, have been held in an undecided condition for more than six months, and even have not been interrogated. They have said if their situation would not be made clear they would go on hunger strike. Hadi Asghari has got infection on his both kidneys because of the cold weather. Nothing has been done so far, regarding his treatment.” (more…)

Mehdi Kokhian Restarted His Hunger Strike by Sewing His Lips

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Kokhian activist from Malakan, has gone on hunger strike by sewing his lips again in Maragheh prison, to protest against breach in promises made by the authorities. This political prisoner has symbolically sewed his ears as well to “avoid hearing the officials’ insults”.

A close source to Mr. Kokhian told HRANA’s reporter: “Mehdi again has gone on hunger strike and has sewed his mouth and ears on January 31, and he has said that he sewed his ears to avoid hearing their insults”. (more…)

6 Exiled Political Prisoners in Ardebil Prison under Additional Pressure

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Six political-security prisoners, including five Baluch and one Arab Ahvazi citizens, in Ardabil Central prison are enduring their imprisonment in exile. These people are among the prisoners, about whom less information has been published so far.

According to the report of Human Rights News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ardebil prison is firmly under the control and supervision of the security forces. (more…)

Ayatollah Nekounam Transferred to a Hospital in Tehran

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Nekounam, dissident cleric jailed in Saheli prison in Qom, was transferred to a hospital after being kept in the infirmary of the prison for 3 days. Although Mr. Nekounam had recently ended his 35-day hunger and medication strike, but his physical condition is still very bad.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Nekounam, critic and independent Shiite Marja, following the “physical deterioration” caused by the effects of a stroke and 35-day hunger and medicine strike, was transferred to and “undisclosed hospital in Tehran” on January 31, 2017. (more…)