The List of 55 Political-Security Prisoners in Ward 7 of Evin Prison

Posted on: May 8th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The following list contains the names of 55 political-security prisoners of Evin prison who were arrested and sentenced and imprisoned on charges of “communication with enemy states” or “espionage”. At least 9 of these prisoners are sick and need urgent medical attention.

 According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), separation of political-conscience and security prisoners is based on the nature of the charges raised against them, the majority of the security prisoners were tried under article 501 (espionage) and article 508 (in collaboration with a hostile government) of the Penal Code and are prosecuted in Iran. Due to the lack of transparency of the judiciary in dealing with such cases, in some cases the judiciary uses the security charges as a toll to deal with political opponents and due to the uncertainty of a fair trial for the convicted, preparing and filing the list is based solely on the formal charges against prisons by the judiciary and Human Rights Activists in Iran in the absence of transparency in the court cases, cannot independently confirm the allegations to these prisoners. (more…)

The List Of Over 70 Political Prisoners In Evin Prison

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Below is a list of over 70 political prisoners of Evin prison who have been arrested or convicted of charges such as “Collaboration with Enemy States” and “Espionage”.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), prisoners of conscious and security prisoners are classified based on nature of the charges against them, most of the security prisoners in Iran are tried based on article 501 (Espionage) and article 508 (Collaboration with Enemy States) of Islamic Penal Code Of Iran, due to the lack of transparency of the judicial system in such cases, and considering that in the past the judicial system has used the security charges as a way to confront and deal with its political opposition, and the lack of certainty and trust in a fair trial, the preparation and construction of this list is only based on the accusations and charges made by the official judiciary bodies against the imprisoned citizens, however the Human Right Activist Association of Iran cannot verify these accusations and charges considering the lack of transparency of judicial cases. (more…)

An Iranian and a Turkish Citizen Sentenced to Imprisonments in Tehran

Posted on: February 21st, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Iraj Derafshi and Ugur Chalabi were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by branch 15 of Revolutionary Court, while they were not allowed to get a lawyer.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on last Sunday, branch 15 of Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Salavati issued a court verdict against Iraj Derafshi (Iranian citizen) and Ugur Chalabi (Turkish citizen). (more…)