Two Sunni Prisoners in Critical Health Condition

Posted on: May 27th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Abdul Rahman Sangani and Ghasem Abesteh, two Sunni prisoners of conscience in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, are facing severe health deterioration. However, they have been denied access to health services. Half of Mr. Sangani’s body is numb and his eye is damaged. Ghasem Abesteh who has been in prison since 9 years ago, has been informed that based on his medical tests, he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Despite the confirmation of the prisoner’s condition of cancer, authorities in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj have kept both of these people deprived of access to the necessary medical services.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ghasem Abesteh, Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who has been in jail for the past 9 years, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. (more…)

7 Sunni Prisoners Sentenced to Death by the Revolutionary Court

Posted on: June 14th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – On May 25, 2016, the death sentences of seven Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison was notified to them. This verdict was issued by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court headed by judge Moghiseh.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Davood Abdollahi, Kamran Sheikhi, Farhad Salimi, Anvar Khezri, Khosrow Besharat, Ghasem Abesteh and Ayoub Karimi, are the seven Sunnis prisoners who were detained since December 7, 2009 and have been sentenced to death. (more…)

A Short Report about the Situation of Sunni Prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison

Posted on: March 28th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – There are more than 70 Sunni prisoners kept in Rajaei Shahr prison with political-security charges, 42 of whom are imprisoned with the sentences between 5 to 20 years and are being kept in hall number 21 of ward number 7, and at least 30 prisoners with death sentences who are kept in hall number 10 of ward 4 of the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), more than 70 Sunni prisoners are kept in Rajaei Shahr prison with security and political allegations and have received their sentences under sacrilege charge. These prisoners are usually residents of western parts of Iran and are kept kilometers far from their hometown. (more…)

Officers Prevent 2 Sunni Prisoners from Receiving Medical Treatment

Posted on: December 19th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Two Sunni prisoners of conscience in Iran who had been transferred to hospital on Tuesday after a deterioration in their condition were prevented from receiving medical treatment by officers in charge of their case.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Jamshed Dehghani and Ghasem Abesteh were transferred from Rajai Shahr prison to the Imam Khomeini hospital in Tehran on 16 December 2014. (more…)

Sunni prisoner Ghasem Abesteh deprived of medical treatment

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoner of conscience Ghasem Abesteh, who is suffering from a kidney infection, is being deprived of proper medical care by officials at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) in Iran, despite suffering from intense pain in his kidneys that has left him mostly confined to bed and unable to carry out daily activities, the prison infirmary has failed to provide treatment for the infection, instead prescribing only Paracetemol tablets. (more…)