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The Newest List of Political Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: 22nd February, 2017
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Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, Tehran, Iran

HRANA News Agency – This report contains the information about 69 political and security prisoners and detainees in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj as the latest update about the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience in this prison. The report also features a brief description and allegations of the prisoners.

It is more than a decade that HRANA, Human Rights Activists News Agency of in Iran, is monitoring the status of prisoners of conscience in Iran’s prisons, publishes and updates the status of prisoners of conscience as a part of the institution’s ongoing work.

The current list is the latest list of conscience and security prisoners in ward 4, hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison, known as the whereabouts of political and security prisoners (along with the ward of Sunni prisoners).

Currently 69 prisoners charged with political, ideological and security allegations are kept in ward 4 of hall 12 in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

The list of prisoners with their details and in an alphabetical order, is as follows:

 

Ebrahim Firoozi

Charge: Evangelism

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment / Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh.

Description: imprisoned since 2013 and awaiting the appeals court.

Aboulghasem Fouladvand

Charge: Rebellion through membership in PMOI, insulting the leader and disturbing the public order.

Sentence: 18 years imprisonment and 74 lashes

Description: 53 years old, has medical problems, in the prison since 2009, record of imprisonment in the 1980s as well.

Ahmad Karimi

Charge: connection with Kingdom Assembly of Iran

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: In prison since May 2009

Asghar Ghatan

Charge: supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: 62 years old, in prison since 2012, imprisoned also in 1980s.

Afshin Baimani

Charge: supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: Heart disease, in prison since 2000

Afshin Seyed Ahmad

Charge: propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion

Sentence: 3 years imprisonment by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: Baha’i citizen, in prison since 20016

Amir Ghaziani

Charge: espionage

Sentence: uncertain

Description: Ex-military personnel

Iraj Hatami

Charge: collaboration with foreign governments

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment

Description: Ex-military personnel, in prison since 2010

Ighan Shahidi

Charge: propaganda against the regime and membership in an association of human rights defenders

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: Baha’i citizen and defender of Right of Education, in prison since 2012

Batir Shah Mohammadov

Charge: espionage

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment

Description: citizen of Turkmenistan, in prison since 2009

Behrooz Tavakoli

Charge: gathering and colluding with the intention to act against the national security, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, Judge Moghiseh

Description: one of Baha’i community’s leaders, in prison since 2008, and deprived of furlough

Behzad Tarahomi

Charge: collaboration with foreign governments

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description:  in prison since 2011

Behnam Mousivand

Charge: propaganda against the regime and insulting leadership

Sentence: 3 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2016

Payam Markazi

Charge: propaganda against the regime, collaboration with enemy governments and being a member of Baha’i’s underground organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012. His father, Amir Houshang (Shapur) Markazi was executed in Evin prison in October 1984. Also his mother, Parichehr Azad was imprisoned for 5 years during the 1980s in Evin prison.

Pirooz Mansouri

Charge: connection with the PMOI and attending the nineteenth anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners

Sentence: 17 years imprisonment, exile to Rajai Shahr prison in Kraraj, and 150 thousand IRR fine/ Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Salavati

Description: in prison since 2007, political prisoner of 1980’s

Peyman Arefi

Charge: supporting the Association of Kingdom

Sentence: 15 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2009, currently on furlough since early summer

Peyman Kooshki Baghi

Charge: Assembly and collusion by working in a virtual university of the Baha’is of Iran, called Free Science Institute

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2015, his wife; Azita Rafizadeh is kept in Evin prison with the sentence of 4 years imprisonment for the same allegation

Jaber Abedini

Charge: collaboration with the foreign governments

Sentence: 4 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2014, former military personnel

Jamaludin Khanjani

Charge: gathering and colluding with the intention to act against national security, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: one of the leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community, in prison since of 2008 despite his illnesses

Jamshid Sadeghi Alhasani

Charge: collaboration with foreign governments

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Salavati

Description: in prison since 2008

Hasan Ashtiani

Charge: waging war by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2011

Hasan Sadeghi

Charge: waging war by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: 15 years imprisonment

Description: his wife, Fatemeh Mosana, is held in Evin prison with the same allegation

Hamzeh Savari

Charge: Enmity against God and corruption on earth

Sentence: life time imprisonment, Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz

Description: in prison since 2005, his two brothers were executed

Hamid Babaei

Charge: espionage and connection with enemy governments

Sentence: 6 years imprisonment and 4 years suspended imprisonment

Description: University scholarship student of University of Lyyzh, Belgium, from 2013 in prison

Hamid Motamedinia

Charge: membership in the Freedom Movement of Iran, disturbing public order and propaganda against the regime

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: on furlough

Khaled Fereidoni

Charge: Waging war by membership in Kurdistan Democratic Party

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2000 without permission of furlough

Khaled Hardani

Charge: hijacking and disrupting flight safety

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2000 without permission of furlough

Rasoul Hardani

Charge: hijacking and disrupting flight safety

Sentence: 22 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2000 without permission of furlough

Reza Akbari Monfared

Charge: waging war by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: 5 years and 6 months imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2012. His sister, Maryam Akbari Monfared, is also held in Evin prison. He has arrest record in the 1980’s and four members of his family named Reza, 20, Gholamreza 26, were executed between 1981 and 1985, as well as Roqiyeh, 30, and Abdulreza 23, who were executed during the massacre of political prisoners in 1988.

Zaniar Moradi

Charge: waging war through membership in KOMALA and involvement in the murder of the son of Marivan’s Friday prayers Imam

Sentence: death, by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, Judge Salavati

Description: in prison since 2008

Saeid Pourheidar

Charge: propaganda against the regime, insulting the leader and publishing lies in cyberspace

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2014

Saeid Rezaei

Charge: gathering and colluding with the intention to act against national security, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: one of the leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community, in prison since 2008 despite his illnesses

Saeid Shirzad

Charge: gathering and colluding with the intention to act against national security

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Salavati

Description: in prison since 2014

Saeid Masouri

Charge: Waging war by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2000 without permission of furlough

Siamak Sadri

Charge: propaganda against the regime, collaborating with enemy governments and membership in an underground organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012

Seifullah Sagani

Charge: espionage and transportation of drugs in prison

Sentence: 12 years imprisonment because of security charges and 15 years for drug-related offenses

Description: in prison since 13 years ago

Shahin Zoghitabar

Charge: gathering and collusion by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: he was held 1 year in solitary confinement, in prison since 2013

Shamim Naeimi

Charge: propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion through membership in the Baha’i organization

Sentence: 3 years imprisonment

Description: his parents are also in prison

Shahab Dehghani

Charge: propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion through membership in the Baha’i organization

Sentence: 4 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2014

Shahram Pourmansouri

Charge: hijacking and disrupting flight safety

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 16 years ago

Shahin Eghdami

Charge: waging war by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2008

Saleh Kohandel

Charge: waging war by supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2006 / recently released by the end of his sentence

Adel Naeimi

Charge: propaganda against the state, establishing and managing an illegal Baha’i organization and membership in Baha’i’s illegal organization

Sentence: 11 years imprisonment, by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012, his wife and child are also serving imprisonment sentences

Abdulahad Jalilzadeh

Charge: blasphemy

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Ahmadzadeh

Description: in prison since 2015

Azizullah Samandari

Charge: Active membership in the Baha’i institutions, attempt to create and launch a computer program and technical support of the Baha’i university

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012. His father was executed for the same allegation in 1992.

Afif Naeimi

Charge: gathering and colluding with the intention to act against national security, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: one of the leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community, in prison since 2008 despite illness / on medical furlough since early summer.

Ali Moezi

Charge: propaganda against the regime

Sentence: 1 year imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2011, before his new case, he was supposed to be released in February 2016, after enduring his sentence of 4 years imprisonment, for charge of supporting PMOI, however, he was sentenced to another 1 year imprisonment based on a new case, by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, in his absence, on charge of propaganda against the regime from inside the prison, and he is enduring this sentence, after his first 4 years imprisonment sentence.

Omar Faghihpour

Charge: waging war through membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 1999 without leave

Farhad Eghbali

Charge: Propaganda against the regime, collaborating with enemy governments and membership in the Baha’i’s underground organization

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2014, suffers from heart disease

Farhad Fahandezh

Charge: Baha’i Faith, and participation in managing Baha’i institutions

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: ill prisoner, in prison since 2012. This Baha’i citizen was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison in 1983 (at age of 24). Due to his previous imprisonment conditions, he has got digestive diseases.

Farahmand Thanaei

Charge: propaganda against the regime, collaborating with enemy governments and membership in the underground organization of Baha’is

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012

Farhang Pourmansouri

Charge: hijacking and disrupting flight safety

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 16 years ago

Farid Azmodeh

Charge: collaboration with foreign governments

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2011, former military personnel

Fouad Fahandezh

Charge: Propaganda against the regime, collaborating with enemy governments and membership in the Baha’i underground organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012, his younger brother, Farhad, is also in prison

Fouad Moghadam

Charge: gathering and collusion by participating in establishing and management of Online University of Baha’is

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012 / currently on medical furlough since early summer

Karim Maroof Aziz

Charge: collaborating with the Iraqi Baath Party

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: Iraqi citizen, in Iran prisons since 1995, so far he has been operated 20 times in prison

Kamal Kashani

Charge: Propaganda against the regime, collaborating with enemy governments and membership in the Baha’i underground organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012

Korosh Ziari

Charge: Propaganda against the regime, collaborating with enemy governments and membership in the Baha’i underground organization

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2012

Keivan Rahimian

Charge: gathering and collusion by teaching at Online University of Baha’is

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment and 97 million IRR fine

Description: in prison since 2012

Latif Hasani

Charge: acting against national security through membership in the Central Committee of “Yeni Gamoh”

Sentence: 9 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2012

Loghman Moradi

Charge: waging war through membership in KOMALA and involvement in the murder of the son of Marivan’s Friday prayer Imam

Sentence: death, Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Salavati

Description: in prison since 2008

Mohammad Akramipour

Charge: enmity and propaganda against the regime through conversion from Shia to Sunni and proselytizing

Sentence: 15 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2013

Mohammad Nazari

Charge: waging war through membership in the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Sentence: life time imprisonment

Description: in prison since 1994 without furlough

Mahmoud Naji

Charge: collaboration with foreign governments

Sentence: 15 years imprisonment

Description: in prison since 2009, former military personnel

Mehdi Farahi Shandiz

Charge: insulting leadership

Sentence: undecided for a new case

Description: Despite the end of his sentence, it is more than two months that he is being held in temporary custody because of a new charge of insulting the leader

Navid Khanjani

Charge: publishing lies, disturbing and propaganda against the regime, membership and working with several human rights organizations

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Pirabbasi

Description: in prison since 2011

Vahed Kholosi

Charge: acting against national security through gathering and collusion, membership and activities in the Baha’i community and its widespread publicity, membership in the organization of defending the right to education, human rights organizations and propaganda against the regime

Sentence: 5 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2015

Vahid Tizfahm

Charge: gathering and colluding with intention to act against national security, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2008, one of the leaders of Baha’i community in Iran

Hoshmand Rezaei

Charge: waging war through membership in KOMALA party

Sentence: death, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Moghiseh

Description: in prison since 2010

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