A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for January 14, 2019

Posted on: January 14th, 2019

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on January 14th, 2019 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) Five Kulbars (Kurdish back carriers) have been shot by border patrol in Sardasht and Baneh. Namagh Gholami died and Sirvan Hassanzadeh, Jabbar Ahmadi, Karzan Aminzadeh, and Shahryar Khezri were injured in this incident. Moreover, three other Kulbars died or were injured in Salmas and Sardasht in West Azerbaijan province. Ayob Amini died and Hashem lost his hands due to hypothermia. In addition, Osman Ramezani died of drowning in the river.

(2) Ali Rabiei, the former labor minister, shows concerns about protests in 160 cities in January 2018. He added that people’s dissatisfaction, injustice, and dysfunctional politics caused these uprisings.

(3) At least five protests were organized on January 14, 2019. Educators in Tehran, the workers of inter-city rail in Ahvaz, the customers of SAIPA Company in Tehran, the shareholders of the bankrupt financial institution of Caspian, and the customers of Sekeh Samen website in Tehran have been demanding their requests in separate protests.

(4) A worker of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (NSIG) in Ahvaz, Behzad Alikhani, was released today. Three workers of NSIG are still in prison. More than 43 workers of NSIG have been arrested on December 16, 2018.

(5) At least four prisoners were executed in Rajaei Shahr prison in Karaj. Mohsen Rezaei, Reza Farmanjou, and Baratali Rahimi were executed on Wednesday. They were transferred to solitary confinement on Monday.

(6) 219 poachers have been arrested in the South Khorasan Province in the last 10 months. More than one thousand and 573 animals and their carcasses were confiscated from them.

(7) Yazd court of appeals sentenced two Baha’i citizens to two years imprisonment, combined. Mehran Bandi Amirabadi and Mehran Eslami Amirabadi were sentenced to prison terms and exile on the charge of ‘propaganda against the state’ earlier.

(8) Alireza Golipour has not received access to medical care in Evin prison. Although he has severe seizures and a prison doctor requested his transfer to the hospital due to his deteriorating health condition, he was not transferred to the hospital.

(9) Nazanin Zaghari and Narges Mohammadi , prisoners of conscience, began three-day hunger strike in protest of denial of medical care. They suffer from serious health conditions which have been exacerbated in prison due to authorities’ refusal of medical care to them.

(10) Iraj Mohammadi was summoned to the intelligence office and was arrested in Miandoab on January 13, 2019. He had been released from prison after completing a ten-year sentence, in October.

(11) Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian human rights lawyer, was being banned from having visitors. She is imprisoned on   security-related charges.

(12) Expulsion of Shirin Baninejad, a Baha’i Computer Science student, from Azad University of Andisheh (Sama) due to her faith. Bahai students in Iran routinely experience denial of entrance to university or expulsion during their studies.

(13) Saeed Sadeghifar, Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activist, is summoned to the Ardabil Revolutionary Court on January 23. He was charged with ‘forming an illegal group to disrupt national security’. Asgar Akbarzadeh, Rahim Gholami, and Ali Vaseghi, Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activists, have been also summoned to the Ardabil court.

(14) A 36-year old prisoner accused of murder, was spared from hanging on gallows by paying the blood money and consent of next of kin. He was spending 12 years in prison.

(15) A worker and a firefighter were injured in Tehran because of negligence in the oversight of safety conditions in workplaces.

(16) The workers of Farnakh and Mahnakh Company have 180 billion Rial [approximately one million and 80 thousand USD] unpaid wages.

(17) Mohammad Karimi, a labor activist, was released from Bukan prison after 13 months of imprisonment. He was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison in November 2018.

A Report on the Latest Status of Alireza Golipour

Posted on: April 17th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Azita Gharebigloo, the lawyer of Alireza Golipour, security prisoner in Evin Prison, said that the prosecutor did not pay attention to the condition of Mr. Golipour despite issuing punishment intolerance verdict and having the right of medical furlough and he is still serving his imprisonment in uncertainty with the severity of his illness. He is currently able to tolerate pain only by injection of morphine.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Azita Gharebigloo, lawyer of Alireza Golipour, security prisoner in Evin Prison, described her client’s latest status in an interview with HRANA’s reporter. (more…)

Alireza Golipour Ended Hunger Strike after 54 Days

Posted on: February 21st, 2018

HRANA News Agency- Alireza Golipour who had already been on hunger strike in protest against the procedure of his case, ended his hunger strike on Sunday December 10, after 54 days, due to deterioration of his condition and in light of the authorities’ promise to handle his case. However, due to a long strike and his chronic disease, he was physically weak and he is already in a hospital. According to Mr. Golipour’s lawyer, this prisoner suffers from epilepsy, digestive diseases and heart problems.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Alireza Golipour, prisoner in Evin prison, who had already been on hunger strike for protesting the procedure of his case, ended his hunger strike on Sunday December 10. (more…)

Alireza Golipour Suffering from Cancer in Evin Prison

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Alireza Golipour, political prisoner who suffers from cancer in ward seven of Evin Prison was sentenced to 39 years and 9 months in prison at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran headed by Judge Salvati. The verdict was sent to the Supreme Court but has not been confirmed yet. Sending the case to the Supreme Court led to the delay in the treatment of the prisoner. His physical condition is not good and he has not received his chemotherapy since more than a week ago.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Alireza Golipour, political prisoner in ward seven of Evin Prison who has undergone two surgeries to remove the tumor, was sentenced to 39 years and 9 months in prison at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran headed by Judge Salvati. (more…)

The List of 55 Political-Security Prisoners in Ward 7 of Evin Prison

Posted on: May 8th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The following list contains the names of 55 political-security prisoners of Evin prison who were arrested and sentenced and imprisoned on charges of “communication with enemy states” or “espionage”. At least 9 of these prisoners are sick and need urgent medical attention.

 According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), separation of political-conscience and security prisoners is based on the nature of the charges raised against them, the majority of the security prisoners were tried under article 501 (espionage) and article 508 (in collaboration with a hostile government) of the Penal Code and are prosecuted in Iran. Due to the lack of transparency of the judiciary in dealing with such cases, in some cases the judiciary uses the security charges as a toll to deal with political opponents and due to the uncertainty of a fair trial for the convicted, preparing and filing the list is based solely on the formal charges against prisons by the judiciary and Human Rights Activists in Iran in the absence of transparency in the court cases, cannot independently confirm the allegations to these prisoners. (more…)

Alireza Golipour In Critical Health Condition In Ward 7 Of Evin Prison

Posted on: February 6th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Alireza Golipour, prisoner in ward 7 of Evin prison who have been diagnosed with cancer, was returned to the ward the day after surgery and removal of the tumor from his lung. Due to the necessity of chemotherapy, he is in a critical condition in the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), after having a surgery during which a tumor was removed from his lung and also a stent was placed in his heart, he was returned to the ward after a day of his surgery. It is worth mentioning that his chemotherapy to cure cancer has continued and his drugs have also been added. (more…)

Alireza Golipour In Critical Health Condition In Evin Prison

Posted on: November 14th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The health condition of Alireza Golipour, prisoner in ward 7 of Evin prison, has been reported critical and the prison doctor has requested for the transfer to the Medical Centers outside the prison as he says there is no sufficient facility inside the prison for doing useful treatment on him.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Alireza Golipour, security prisoner in ward 7 of Evin prison, has been reported critical and after that he was transferred to the clinic, the doctor announced that he was in a critical condition and also said that this prisoner’s condition was urgent and there was no sufficient facility for doing useful treatment on him inside the prison. (more…)