30 arrested connected to underground studios

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Iranian state media closed to security sources informed 30 individuals have been arrested for collaboration with “anti-Revolutionary network”.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from YJC, Tehran’s Prosecutor General said on Tuesday that 30 individuals have been arrested for collaboration with “anti-Revolutionary networks.”

Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi announced today that the 30 individuals have been arrested by Islamic Republic Ministry of Intelligence forces.

He told reporters that the detainees were “working in various parts of the country, were organized, and their arrest has been a heavy blow to the anti-Revolutionary [movement].” He added that some of the networks “collaborated with the Baha’is.”

He did not give details about the identities of these detainees, but an earlier report by state news agency Reporters Club indicated on Monday that following the arrest of the “director of a satellite network”, at least 30 people have been arrested and charged with activity in “underground studios” and “collaboration with satellite networks.”

The report indicated that the individuals “collaborated with foreign satellite networks… enemies of the Iranian people, and were linked to the Baha’i sect.”

Iranian authorities consider foreign satellite programs as a potential threat to national security and have made numerous efforts to block them from Iranian viewers.

Amnesty‎: Iran- Releases of prisoners of conscience after pardon not enough

Posted on: August 18th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Amnesty‎ International; Anyone held in Iran solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights should immediately and unconditionally be released, Amnesty International has said, following the pardoning by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of at least 130 political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, from Tehran’s Evin Prison.