Women’s Rights Advocate Atefeh Rangriz Arrested

Atefeh Rangriz, a women’s rights activist, was arrested on Saturday, June 29th, after a court session addressing her charges and was transferred to Shahroud Prison.

A source close to the family of this women’s rights activist confirmed the news to HRANA, saying: “Ms. Rangriz was arrested after a court session addressing her charges in Branch 1 of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Damghan and was transferred to Shahroud Prison.” She had recently been summoned to the mentioned branch to defend herself against charges of “forming a group aiming to disrupt national security,” “propaganda against the regime,” and “disseminating falsehoods on the Internet to disturb public opinion.”

Rangriz’s initial arrest dates back to September 10, 2023, when she was arrested by security forces in Damghan and transferred to The Ministry of Intelligence’s detention facility in Semnan. After completing the interrogation process, she was moved to Shahroud Prison. She was finally released on bail from Shahroud Prison on October 21, 2023.

Rangriz has previously been arrested and sentenced due to her activities.

Atefeh Rangriz Arrested in Damghan

Damghan, Semnan Province – On Sunday, September 10, Atefeh Rangriz was apprehended by security forces at her mother’s residence and subsequently confined in Semnan Prison.

A source close to Rangriz’s family informed HRANA that security forces conducted the arrest at her mother’s residence. Shortly after her apprehension, she managed to make a brief phone call to her family, disclosing her transfer to Semnan Prison.

The exact grounds for her detention remain undisclosed at this time. She has encountered prior arrests and convictions due to her activism.

Iran: at Least 33 Executions within the last 12 days of 2012

HRANA News Agency – Iranian regime has executed 33 prisoners within the last 12 days of 2012, most of them are unreported.

According to the reports by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Iranian regime has executed 33 prisoners across Iran within 12 days: one prisoner in Sari, convicted of drug trafficking, five public execution of prisoners convicted of rape in Yasouj, one Afghan citizen convicted of drug trafficking in Damghan, four prisoners convicted of rape in Yazd, at least two prisoners convicted of rape in Urmia, four prisoners convicted of drug trafficking in Ghezelhesar Prison, six Salafi prisoners convicted of assassination, 10 prisoners convicted of drug trafficking in Taybad.

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