An update on arrestees of last November’s protests

Posted on: February 18th, 2020

The nationwide protests of last November are the most significant events of 2019. During the November protests that lasted more than 10 days simultaneously in 719 spots in the country, at least 7133 people were arrested, hundreds died on the streets, and many protesters got gunshot wounds.

1. The trial of four residents of Kermanshah was on February 10, 2020. Three of them were sentenced by Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Kermanshah as the following:

Sohbatollah Omidi: He was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the charge of “membership in an opposition group” and five years of imprisonment for the charge of “assembly and collusion”. Based on Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that he should serve five years in prison.

Khalil Asadi Bouzhani: He was sentenced to three years imprisonment for the charge of “membership in an opposition group” and three and half years of imprisonment for the charge of “assembly and collusion against the national security”. Based on Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that he should serve three and a half years in prison.

Mehdi Ebdali: He was sentenced to one-year imprisonment.

Mohieldin Asghari: the court announced that it does not have the eligibility to try him for his charge of “assembly and collusion”.

It should be noted that Mohieldin Ashghari and Sohbatollah Omidi were released on a 200 million Tomans bail in January 2020.

 

Sohbat Omidi                    Khalil Asadi

 

2. Ali Nanvaei: was sentenced to six months imprisonment and 74 lashes (this sentence is suspended for two years). He is also sentenced to hand copy three books. He was initially charged with “assembly and collusion” but his charge was later changed to “disrupting public order”. He was arrested when he was leaving Tehran University on November 18, 2019. He is a student of Tehran University.

Ali Nanvaei

 

3.Mohammad Eghbali Golhin: On February 16, 2020, he was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, 74 lashes, and one-year exile to Rask by Branch 10 of Shahriar’s Criminal Court. He was sentenced to ten years for vandalism and one year for the charge of “disturbing public order”, and 74 lashes and one year exile for the charge of “fight with Basij militia”. Based on Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that he should serve 10 years in prison. He was arrested on November 19, 2019, in Karaj.

 

4.Gita Hor: Ms. Hor, 30-years old, was sentenced to six years imprisonment by Branch 24 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. She was sentenced to five years imprisonment for “assembly in collusion against the national security” and one-year imprisonment for the charge of “propaganda against the state”. Based on Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that she should spend five years in prison. She was arrested on November 21, 2019. She is currently in Qarchak prison. Her trial was presided by judge Mohammad Reza Amouzadeh.

 

Arrests:

Tehran University students, Bahareh Hedayat, Amir Mohammad Sharifi, and Moin Zareian were arrested by the national security police because of attending last November’s protests. They were arrested on the following days:

Amir Mohammad Sharifi on February 9, Bahareh Hedayat on February 10, and Moin Zareian on January 22, 2020.

It should be noted that Bahareh Hedayat was arrested at Tehran University and was transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin. She went on a hunger strike after her arrest. Her health condition is deteriorating due to the hunger strike and prison condition. Amir Mohammad Sharifi and Moin Zareian are in Evin Prison.

 

The Newest List of Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward of Evin Prison

Posted on: September 14th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – In women’s ward of Evin prison, known as Nesvan ward, there are many mothers along with other women who are kept in a bad environment, phone calls are not allowed and visits are very limited. This report is trying to give an overview about the condition and status of 24 female political-security prisoners in this prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), currently, 32 female prisoners are kept in this ward with different charges, two of whom have financial charges and 30 of them are political-security prisoners. The names of 30 prisoners who have been identified by HRANA are as following: (more…)

The Updated List of Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward of Evin Prison

Posted on: July 1st, 2016

HRANA News Agency – In women’s ward of Evin prison, there are many mothers along with other women who are being kept in a bad environment, phone call is not available and visits are very limited. The following report is trying to give an overview about the condition and status of 24 female political prisoners in this prison.

Currently 24 political prisoners are kept in women’s ward in Evin prison: (more…)

The List of the Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward in Evin Prison

Posted on: March 27th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – In the women’s ward of Evin prison where many prisoners are mothers, the authorities still do not provide phone calls for prisoners, prison visits are limited and there are many environmental problems in this place. This report gives a general overview of the conditions and the names of 25 women political prisoners.

What you will read, is a general report and overview of the situation of the women’s ward of Evin prison, plus an exclusive list of political prisoners, including the duration of their imprisonment and other specifications. (more…)

Bahareh Hedayat’s Family’s Complaint Being Proceeded in Disciplinary Court of Judges

Posted on: March 11th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The complaint of Bahareh Hedayat’s family against illegal detention and judicial violations, is being handled at the Disciplinary Court of Judges. The illegal imprisoning after the verdict of freedom, lack of integration of crimes, failure to apply the 134th article of the punishment law accurately and timely are the part of infractions of the judiciary in the case of  this political prisoner.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the complaints of Bahareh Hedayat’s family has been registered this year and is being handled at the Disciplinary Court of Judges. (more…)

Bahareh Hedayat Returned To Evin Prison

Posted on: January 4th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Bahareh Hedayat, political and student activist, who was sent on furlough on 24 December 2015, returned to Evin prison by the end of her furlough.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mrs Hedayat currently is held in Evin prison because before 2009 she was sentenced to suspended imprisonment. (more…)

Bahareh Hedayat Sent To Furlough From Evin Prison

Posted on: December 30th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Mrs Bahareh Hedayat, an Iranian student activist and political prisoner, was sent from the women’s ward of Evin prison to furlough.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), she who has recently awarded both the “Human Rights Activist” and “the Statue of Cyrus cylinder” by the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) on 24 December 2015 was sent from the women’s ward of Evin prison to leave for three days. (more…)

Bahareh Hedayat Is Being Illegally Kept in Prison

Posted on: August 16th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Keeping Bahareh Hedayat in the prison, despite the execution of the new Islamic penal code and especially article 134 of this act, is illegal and she has to be released.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), with the execution of article number 134 of the Islamic penal code, the continuation of the imprisonment of Bahareh Hedayat is illegal and she should be released immediately. (more…)

The Latest List of the Political Prisoners in Women’s Section of Evin Prison

Posted on: June 16th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The following list includes the political prisoners of women’s section of Evin Prison in Tehran. These prisoners have been sentenced in total to more than 190 years of imprisonment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are 22 women in this section, 15 of whom are political and civil activists, 6 are from religious minorities and 1 of them is imprisoned on charge of espionage. (more…)

Judicial Authorities Reject Parole Requests of 70 Political Prisoners

Posted on: January 17th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Judicial authorities rejected the request of seventy political and security prisoners, imprisoned in Evin prison to be released earlier.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), a large number of prisoners in Evin prison, including 13 prisoners of ward 350, were imparted that their conditional release requests have been rejected. (more…)