Soheil Arabi and Behnam Moosivand Refuse to Appear in Court

On Wednesday, October 6,  prisoner of conscience Soheil Arabi and political prisoner Behnam Moosivand refused to appear on the court holding for the unjustified new cases opened against them during their imprisonment.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists,  head of Rajai Shahr Prison Valiollah Muhammadi threatened them with a beating following their refusal.

“Disturbing prison order” and ” offensive statements against the supreme leader of Iran” have been listed as among the new charges. According to an informed source, on the same day, these two prisoners were interrogated online.

While serving out the seven and a half year sentence, Soheil Arabi has been convicted on the charges of two new cases.

In the first new case, On May 24, 2021, he was indicted on the charge of “agitation against the regime and Disturbing public opinions” via a video conference by Branch 3 of the Evin Investigation Office.

In the second new case, Soheil Arabi was condemned to 2 years imprisonment, paying a fine, and a ban from leaving the country and once every three times appearance at the Supervision and Follow-up office of Judiciary by Branch 26 of Tehran’s revolutionary court. His court session to address these charges was held on July 28.

Since November 7, 2013, he has been held in detention and prison and never been granted leave.

On February 1, 2018, the intelligence officials raided Behnam Moosivand’s home and transferred him to the detention facility of the intelligence ministry in Evin Prison, known as section 209. He was released on bail on March 19, 2018.

Thereafter, in September 2019, branch 28 of Tehran’s revolutionary court sentenced him to five years in prison on charges of “assembly and collusion in the purpose of acting against national security, and to one year on a charge of “agitation against the regime”. The verdict was upheld at appeal. On June 14, 2020, he appeared at the executive branch of Evin Prison to serve his six year sentence.

Dariush Zand Released on the Bail

HRANA News Agency – Dariush Zand was released from Evin Prison on the bail.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Dariush Zand, civil activist who had been arrested on February 1, 2018, was released from Evin Prison on the bail on March 4, 2018. Continue reading “Dariush Zand Released on the Bail”

Shima Babaei Released on the Bail

HRANA News Agency – Shima Babaei was released from Evin Prison on the bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Shima Babaei, civil activist who had been arrested on February 1, 2018, was released from Evin Prison on the bail on March 3, 2018. Continue reading “Shima Babaei Released on the Bail”

Behnam Moosivand Released after Serving His Sentence

HRANA News Agency – Behnam Moosivand, political prisoner of hall number 12 of Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj was released after serving his sentence.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Behnam Moosivand was released from Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj by the end of his sentence on June 4. Continue reading “Behnam Moosivand Released after Serving His Sentence”

Navid Kamran Deprived of Proper Medical Treatment in Evin Prison

HRANA News Agency – Navid Kamran is a civil rights activist who is imprisoned in ward number 8 of Evin prison. Mr. Kamran needs two surgery operations, due to cutting his sensory nerves, motor impairment and platinum implant in his right leg fibula. Despite the recommendation of forensic, he still is being deprived of proper treatment.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Navid Kamran who has old injuries on his right leg fibula and ankle, is facing motor impairment and movement difficulties. This problem has become worse due to heating problems in the prison and lack of warm water, and necessity of taking the stairs, and improper beds in the prison. Continue reading “Navid Kamran Deprived of Proper Medical Treatment in Evin Prison”

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Golrokh Irai Visited Her Mother for the First Time Since Her Arrest

HRANA News Agency – On October 24, Golrokh Irai, civil activist, was arrested violently by Revolutionary Guards of Sarollah without any warrant, to serve her 6 years of imprisonment and was transferred to Evin prison “blindfolded and handcuffed”. Ms. Irai who has health problems and even could not appear and defend herself at the hearing due to a surgery, had requested several times to meet her husband, Arash Sadeghi while he has gone on hunger strike since her arrest, but the authorities have not allowed them to meet each other yet.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on October 24, Golrokh Irai civil activist, was arrested violently by the Revolutionary Guards of Sarollah without a warrant, to serve her 6 years of imprisonment and was transferred to Evin prison. Continue reading “Golrokh Irai Visited Her Mother for the First Time Since Her Arrest”

Paiman Koshk Baghi and Behnam Moosivand Exiled to Rajaei Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Paiman Koshk Baghi and Behnam Moosivand, two prisoners from ward number 8 of Evin prison were exiled to Rajaei Shahr prison.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Paiman Koshk Baghi, Bahai, and Behnam Moosivand, prisoners of ward number 8 of Evin prison, who were exiled to Rajaei Shahr prison on Thursday, October 6, were transferred from quarantine ward to hall 12 of ward number 4. Continue reading “Paiman Koshk Baghi and Behnam Moosivand Exiled to Rajaei Shahr Prison”

Evin Prison: Behnam Moosivand Injured / Ali Moezzi Exiled

HRANA News Agency – Following the conflict between few political and normal prisoners in hall number 10 of ward number 8 of Evin prison, Behnam Moosivand, political prisoner, was beaten and his head was injured. Ali Moezzi, other political prisoner of this ward was exiled to Rajaei Shahr prison for complaining about the condition to officials.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), a conflict happened between normal and political prisoners of hall number 10 of ward number 8, in Evin prison. Continue reading “Evin Prison: Behnam Moosivand Injured / Ali Moezzi Exiled”

The Appeal Court Sentenced 4 Activists to Imprisonments

HRANA News Agency – Branch number 54 of the appeal court with chief judge Poorarab, has issued the verdict of 4 civil rights activist. According to this verdict, Arash Sadeghi has been sentenced to 15 years, Golrokh Irayi (Ibrahimi) to 6 years and Navid Kamran and Behnam Moosivand each to one year in prison. Mr. Sadeghi had 4 years and Behnam Moosivand have two years conditional sentences from their older cases.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Amir Raeisiyan, Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Irayi’s lawyer, has confirmed this news and said that Arash Sadeghi had a conditional sentence of 4 years in prison which he will have to serve as well. Continue reading “The Appeal Court Sentenced 4 Activists to Imprisonments”

Arash Sadeghi Released on the Bail

HRANA News Agency – Arash Sadeghi was released from prison on a bail of six hundred million Tomans.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Arash Sadeghi who was arrested on 6th September by the Revolutionary Guards’ security forces and was taken to ward 2-A in Evin Prison, was released on a bail of 600 million Tomans on Saturday 15th March. Continue reading “Arash Sadeghi Released on the Bail”