Poet Alireza Adineh Arrested

On November 30, 2022, security forces arrested Alireza Adineh, poet and a member of the Iranian Writers Association, in Tehran and took him to an undisclosed location. The agents searched his house and confiscated some of his belongings.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 30, 2022, poet Alireza Adineh was arrested at his house in Tehran by security forces.

The reason for this arrest and his whereabouts are still unknown. On September 23, an intelligence institution summoned and interrogated him for hours.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 18200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.

 

Actress Soheila Golestani and Theatre Director Hamid Pourazari Arrested

Recently, security forces arrested actress Soheila Golestani and theatre Director Hamid Pourazari.

A few days ago, they and several other artists published a video in which they appear in front of the camera and women artists remove their headscarves to show their support for freedom and recent nationwide protests.

Their whereabouts are still unknown.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 18200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.

 

Nine Inmates Executed in Different Prisons

In recent days, nine inmates convicted of murder or drug-related crimes were executed in Kashan, Zahedan, Mashhad, Isfahan, Iranshahr and Hamedan.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 28, an inmate identified by his last name as Turkzadeh was executed in Hamedan Prison. He was previously convicted of murder.

Haal Vsh news outlet reported the execution of two inmates Abdolnabi Mazar-Zehi and Mohammad-Amin Omar-Zehi in Zahedan Prison. Both were convicted of drug-related crimes.

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of Mohammad-Omar Khameh in Mashhad and Abdollah Salahzehi in Iranshahr. Both were convicted of murder.

According to Iran Human Rights Organization, on November 26, an inmate identified as Keyhan Shaker-Panahi in Kashan and three inmates in Isfahan, of which two have been identified as Hossein Kheirollahi and Saheb Rasouli, were executed.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

Teacher Union Activist Jafar Ebrahimi Sentenced to Five Years

On November 27, the Tehran Court of Appeals upheld a five-year sentence against teacher union activist Jafar Ebrahimi.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, teacher union activist Jafar Ebrahimi was sentenced to five years in prison.

In late October 2022, the Tehran Revolutionary court sentenced him to four years on the charge of “assembly and collusion” and one year on “propaganda against the regime.” He was also banned from leaving the country and from membership in political and civil groups for two years.

Based on article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, four years for the first charge will be enforceable to him.

Last week, Ebrahimi was hospitalized due to poor health conditions.

Ebrahimi is a teacher and Tehran Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association member. In February of this year, he was sentenced to four years and six months in another legal case.

 

 

Iran Protests: 13 More Detainees Identified

Based on the latest reports obtained by HRANA and other news outlets, 13 people arrested by security forces related to nationwide protests in recent days have been identified.

The list of these detainees goes as follows:

  • Amaneh Zamani, children’s rights activist- Tehran on November 24.
  • Shahriar Yadegar, age 24- Khash, Sistan and Baluchestan province on November 18. (source: Haal Vsh)
  • Adib Manoochehri- Paveh, Kermanshah Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Ali Jahangirzadeh- Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Farhad Navabi- Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Pouya Mazloumi, a student-Tehran, jailed at the Great Tehran Penitentiary.
  • Amir Nasr Azadani, former soccer player, Isfahan (identified by Iran International Tv)
  • Mohammad Babooli- Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Mohammad-Taher Ahmadi-Aghdam-Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Heyman Sargoli -Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Mohammad Khalili -Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Peiman Roozkhoon -Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)
  • Samku Doodkanlu-Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province. (Source: Kurdpa)

The charges against these individuals are still unknown.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, over 18100 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.

 

 

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Seventeen People Arrested in Sisakht

Recently, security forces arrested seventeen people during protests in Sisakht, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. So far, HRANA has identified one of these individuals as Ali Mehrabi.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, recently, at least seventeen protestors have been arrested in Sisakht and jailed in Yasuj Prison.

HRANA has identified one of them as Ali Mehrabi. The security forces reportedly broke his hand during the arrest.
The reason for these arrests and the charges are still unknown.

Fifteen People Arrested in Izeh and Baghmalek

HRANA has identified fifteen people arrested by security forces during the protests in Izeh and Baghmalek, Khuzestan Province.

The list of these identified arrestees is as follows: (Notice the actual number of arrests is likely higher.)

In Izeh: 

• Mahmood Darvishi
• Masoud Mohammadi
• Amin Shirmardi
• Ahmad Gorooie

In Baghmalek:

• Sajjad Shafiee
• Hamzeh Shafiee
• Jamshid Ghasemian
• Jamal Ghasemian
• Sasan Zangeneh
• Shirin Mara’ashi
• Majid Yousefi
• Amin Amiri
• Salman Eyvazi
• Mehdi Mousavi
• Alireza Azarnoosh

 

According to an informed source, these individuals have been arrested in the last two days, and their whereabouts are still unknown.
Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, over 17400 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.
 

Baha’i Citizen Parwa Behdad Arrested

On November 14, 2022, security forces arrested Baha’i citizen Parwa Behdad at her house in Isfahan and took her to an undisclosed location. The agents also searched her home and confiscated some of her personal belongings.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 14, 2022, Parwa Behdad was arrested at her house in Isfahan.

The reason for this arrest, charges and her whereabouts are still unknown.

 

Nationwide Protests: 119 People Indicted in Zanjan Province

The Chief Justice of Zanjan Province announced that 119 people arrested during the nationwide protests were indicted.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting IRNA, the Chief Justice of Zanjan Province announced the indictment against 119 protestors in this province.

Esmail Sadeghi commented: so far, 279 legal cases have been opened against 325 individuals across the province courthouses. Of these cases, 137 (47%) have been reviewed, and 119 people were indicted.

According to the latest available data gathered by HRANA, over 13500 people have been arrested during the nationwide protests. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.

Young Man Dies Suspiciously in Ahvaz Intelligence Office

Recently, a 20-year-old man arrested allegedly for possessing a prohibited weapon, died suspiciously in a detention facility at the disposal of the intelligence ministry.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, 20-year-old Ali Bani-Asad, a resident of Ahvaz, died in a detention facility in Ahvaz.

An informed source close to Bani-Asad’s family told HRANA that intelligence agents arrested him last week on suspicion of holding a prohibited weapon. A few days later, someone from the Revolutionary Court called his family to say that their son had lost his life and asked them to get his body.

“Forensic medicine has reported kidney failure as the cause of death. We know, however, that he did not have an underlying disease,” the source added.

This source asserted that Bani-Asad has never been involved in any political activities and did not participate in recent protests.