HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place this week in Iran, many of which were continuations of ongoing movements.  Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations.

 

Saturday, October 9

In Rameshk city, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, a number of citizens assembled in front of a copper mining company called “Rameshk” to protest the company’s confiscation of their pieces of land without providing compensation.

Sunday, October 10

On the thirteen day of their strike, Haft-Tappeh’s workers assembled in front of the governorate building in Shush city and then marched in the streets. They chanted “this
revolutionary government has just empty slogans”.

These workers demand paying delayed wages, immediate returning the company from the private sector to state section, returning fired workers to work, extending the contracts of both seasonal workers and workers of the pest control department, carrying out repair operations.

A group of depositors of Caspian, a finance and credit institution, assembled in front of the building of the Central Bank in Tehran to protest against the sham investment scheme of the institution and ask for the return on their investment.

A number of retirees of the pension fund of steel corporation Fulad assembled in front of the company’s buildings in Isfahan and Khuzestan. They asked for levelling up their pension in proportion with the poverty line, enjoying adequate benefits and the supplementary insurance as set by the by-laws of this corporation.

 

Monday, October 11

For the second consecutive day, a number of workers of Jovein cement company in Mashhad assembled at company premises to ask for implementing Job Classification Plan and holding the employers to his promises.

A group of poultry farm workers assembled in front of the Governor’s office in Shahrekord city in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. They protested against the high costs of feeding and chicks for incubators in comparison to the low chicken prices.

On the fourteenth consecutive day, Haft-Tappeh workers assembled in front of the governorate building in Shush city and then marched in the streets.

The contracted workers the company SAAPEC in Asaluyeh went on strike and assembled in company premises in protest against two-months unpaid wages.

For the second consecutive day, a number of citizens in Rameshk city, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, assembled in front of a copper mining company Rameshk. Reportedly, to build a copper mine site, this company has confiscated their pieces of land without paying any compensation.

Tuesday, October 12

The workers of Abnieh Fanni, a railway company in the Azerbaijan zone, which are working on rail lines of counties Salmas, Jolfa, Azarshahr, Marand and Ajabshir, went on strike in protest against the two-month delay in payment and employer’s contribution in the health insurance. According to these workers, their problems began when the project was outsourced to private-sector companies.

On the fifteenth consecutive day of the strike, workers of Haft-Tappeh Company assembled at their workplace. These worker demands, among other things, paying delayed wages, immediate returning the company from the private sector to state section, returning fired workers to work, extending the contracts of both seasonal workers and workers of the pest control department, Carrying out repair operations.

The workers of the Isfahan municipality assembled to ask for levelling up wages and other demands in front of the municipality headquarter.

In front of the building of the Tehran Planning and Budget Organization, a number of last-year-retired teachers protested unpaid pension income.

Wednesday, October 13

A number of school service personnel working for the Ministry of Education of Qom assembled in the premises of the Ministry of education’s building. They protested low wages,forced and unpaid overworking, cutting off work uniform quota and the lack of promotion and other job-related improvements for those who have obtained the university degree

On the sixteenth day of their strike, Haft-Tappeh’s workers assembled in front of Labor office in Shush city.

A number of contractual teachers assembled in front of the Provincial Government building in Shahrekord in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. These teachers protested against the lack of job security and low wages in comparison to teachers who are hired by the ministry of education. They demanded to come under contract with the ministry of education.

Thursday, October 14

In response to the call of the Coordinating Council of Iranian teacher Unions, working and retired teachers and educators in at least 40 cities assembled to ask for their demands.

A number of workers of the municipality in Khorramshahr city assembled to ask for six
months unpaid wages.

The workers of private companies which are working as contractors on coal mines in Kerman assembled in front of the Provincial Government building. They asked for implementing the Job Classification plan and other demands.

The retirees of Gilan Ministry of Health assembled in the premises of the University of Medical Sciences in Rasht to ask for closing pension gap and other demands.

On the Seventeenth day of their strike, the workers of Haft-Tappeh Company assembled at their workplace.

HRANA Newly Identifies 190 Detainees from the Recent Protests in Khuzestan for a Total of 361 Arrested

 Since their start on the evening of July 15, public rallies in cities throughout Khuzestan over water cuts and provincial officials’ resource mismanagement have spread to several other provinces and cities.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, dozens have been killed and injured during the protests and 361 have been identified as detained.

Although reports from various cities in the country indicate that hundreds have been detained, due to restrictions on the free flow of information in Iran, and the Iranian authorities’ refusal to allow independent civil society organizations to operate inside the country, it is very difficult to determine the exact number and details of detainees.

Hamshahri newspaper, which is owned by Tehran Municipality, published a report today stating that the number of detainees in the city of Susangerd alone is 300, so it is likely that the real numbers are significantly higher than what has been confirmed.

The newspaper also reported that the peaceful protests had escalated into violence with the arrival of military forces and special forces, and that at least 12,000 people had taken part in a protest rally in Susangerd. The governor of Khuzestan himself  called the videos of protests in Susangerd “fake” in the early days of the protests, and claimed that no protests had taken place in the city.

Despite the considerable amount of misinformation circulating, HRANA identified and provided a name of some victims and a list of 171 detained citizens in Khuzestan and other parts of Iran, previously. Now we have an updated list that includes an additional 190 names for a total of 361.

This report reveals updates on the number and information about detainees of Khuzestan-related protestors.  HRANA has been able to identify a total of 361 detained citizens, of whom 171 were revealed in the first list and 190 were identified since.

 

List No 1, previously published under “Summary Report from the Second Week of Khuzestan Protests; Protests in 41 Cities”:

 

  1. 1. Ahmad Asli, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  2. 2. Ahmad Savari, son of Abdol Ali Shamil, arrested on July 20 in Alavi in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 3. Ahmad Mojaddam, son of Issa, arrested on July 22 in Chamran, latest status: Unknown
  4. 4. Esmail Jalali, son of Hassan, 40 years old, arrested on July 21 in Susangerd. Latest status: unknown
  5. 5. Ashkan Sa’adat Mehr, arrested on July 24, in Urmia. Latest status: freed
  6. 6. Afshin Hamoudi, arrested on July 26, in Kermanshah. Latest status: unknown
  7. 7. Akbar Gholizadeh, arrested on July 24 in Urmia. Latest status: freed
  8. 8. Omid Saeedi, arrested on July 23, in Tehran. Latest status: imprisoned in quarantine in Greater Tehran Prison
  9. 9. Omid Tusi, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir. Latest status: unknown
  10. 10. Amir Alhaei, son of Khalaf, arrested on July 22 in Elhaei. Latest status: unknown
  11. 11. Amir Sattari, a citizen of Tabriz and a former political prisoner, arrested on July 22 in Tabriz, latest status: Unknown
  12. 12. Ahura Mohammadi, arrested on July 21 in Lordegan. Latest status: unknown
  13. 13. Olduz Ghasemi, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: she is imprisoned in Tabriz prison, and bail requested.
  14. 14. Ayad Abiat, son of Rahim, arrested in Susangerd, date of arrest: unknown. Latest status: unknown
  15. 15. Ayoub Abboud al-Namnum, a 12-year-old boy, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  16. 16. Arash Sadeghi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran. Last status: freed
  17. 17. Arash Kaykhosravi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran. Latest status: freed
  18. 18. Armin Kiani, from Liqak in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces, arrested in Behbahan. Last status: unknown
  19. 19. Bassem Heydari, 20 years old, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrest; unknown. Latest status: unknown
  20. 20. Bassem Soleimani, son of Nasser, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  21. 21. Basam Zargani, son of Hamidan and 30 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz. Latest status: unknown
  22. 22. Behzad Homayouni Arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest Status: Released
  23. 23, Bahman Taybi, arrested in Behbahan Last status: unknown
  24. 24. Behnam Hassani, arrested on July 21 in Lordegan. Latest status: unknown
  25. 25. Parham Naderi, arrested on July 26 in Kermanshah, latest status: unknown
  26. 26. Parviz Siabi, Turk (Azerbaijani) activist, arrested on July 25 in Ardabil, latest situation; unknown
  27. 27. Pouran Nazemi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  28. 28. Pouya Naderi, arrested on July 25 during a rally in Kermanshah. Latest status: unknown
  29. 29. Jassem Chaldavi, 35 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan. Latest status: unknown
  30. 30. Jasem Tusi, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  31. 31. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  32. 32. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  33. 33. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  34. 34. Jasmian (small name unknown), date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Hamidiyeh. Latest status: Unknown
  35. 35. Jafar Azimzadeh, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  36. 36. Jamil Obaidawi, arrested on July 21 in Shavur. Latest status: unknown
  37. 37. Javad Jaberi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir. Latest status: unknown
  38. 38. Javad Dehghan, date of arrest; Unknown. Latest status: He is detained in Tabriz prison and bail is requested
  39. 39. Hamed Hassani, arrested on July 21 in Lordegan. Latest status: unknown
  40. 40. Hamed Khaledi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir. Latest status: unknown
  41. 41. Habib Fadaei, a citizen of Junqan in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. Arrested in Junqan district. Last status: unknown
  42. 42. Hassan Saeedi, date of arrest; unknown. place of arrest Ahvaz. latest status: unknown
  43. 43. Hassan Amoori, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  44. 44. Hassan Mohsen Zeidan, arrested on July 21 in Shavur. Latest status: unknown
  45. 45. Hossein Shomeli, arrested on July 22 in Shavur. Latest status: unknown
  46. 46. Hossein Qarajeh Daghi, date of arrest; unknown. Latest status: He is detained in Tabriz prison and bail requested.
  47. 47. Hossein Manshadavi, son of Abdolreza and 22 years old, date and place of arrest; unknown, latest status: unknown
  48. 48. Hamzeh Afravi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd. Latest status: unknown
  49. 49. Hamoud Chenani, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz. Latest status: unknown
  50. 50. Hamoud Savari, from Ahvaz, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz. Latest status: unknown
  51. 51. Hamoud Shamousi, 18 years old. Arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  52. 52. Hamid Asefi arrested on July 20 in Tehran Last status: Released
  53. 53. Heydar AlBushoke – Arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  54. 54. Khaled Amoori, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  55. 55. Khaled Mazraeh, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  56. 56. Khalid Amoori, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  57. 57. Darem Soleimani, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  58. 58. Davood Rahimi, arrested on July 24 arrested in Tabriz, latest status: released on bail
  59. 59. Dahimawi (first name not verified), arrested on July 21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  60. 60. Dahimawi (first name unknown), arrested on July21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  61. 61. Razi Dahimavi (Dahimi), arrested on July 21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  62. 62. Razi Dahimavi, arrested on July 21 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  63. 63. Rahim Sasani, arrested on July22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; freed
  64. 64. Rasoul Bodaghi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  65. 65. Rasoul Sava’edi, arrested on July22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  66. 66. Reza Savari, 23 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  67. 67. Reza Abiat, arrested on July 23 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  68. 68. Reza Afravi, son of Abbas, 24 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  69. 69. Reza Afravi, son of Abbas, 23 years old and a resident of Alboufari village of Susangerd, date of arrest; Unknown, place of arrest is Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  70. 70. Ra’d Heydari, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  71. 71. Ruhollah Mardani, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  72. 72. Sajad Eshaqi, arrested on July 23 in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  73. 73. Sajad Mousavi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  74. 74. Sa’dollah Sasani, arrested on July 22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  75. 75. Siamak Kooshi, arrested on Juky 24 in Tabriz, latest status: released on bail
  76. 76. Seyyed Hassoun Iraqi, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  77. 77. Shahin Barzegar, arrested on 31 July in Tabriz, latest status; unknown
  78. 78. Shahrooz Barzegar, a Turk (Azerbaijani) activist from Tabriz, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: imprisoned in Tabriz prison, bail requested
  79. 79. Sadegh Sa’edi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  80. 80. Sadegh Abiat, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  81. 81. Saleh Obaidawi, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  82. 82. Salah Khaledi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  83. 83. Samad Ladvandi Nadarli, about 30 years old, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: unknown
  84. 84. Teyban Sa’edi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  85. 85. Adel Naderi, 40, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  86. 86. Amer Zohairi, son of Khalaf, 18 years old, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  87. 87. Abbas Alhaei, Malik’s son, 19 years old, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  88. 88. Abbas Albunasser, 18, arrested on July 23 in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  89. 89. Abbas Khoin Vahid, 30 years ol, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  90. 90. Abbas Daghaghleh, 26 years old, son of Abdol Zahra, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: Unknown
  91. 91. Abbas Zargani, son of Sha’m, 27 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  92. 92. Abbas Sa’edi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  93. 93. Abbas Savari, son of a Naji, date of arrest; Unknown, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  94. 94. Abdol Amir Jalali (Abu Yahya), 45 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  95. 95. Abdol Razzaq Vahid, 36 years old, married, arrested on July 22 in Elhaei, latest status: unknown
  96. 96. Abdolreza Soleimani, son of Yaber, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  97. 97. Abdollah Obaidawi, son of Mardav, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  98. 98. Adnan Atabi, 21 years old, from Shavur, arrested on July 25 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  99. 99. Erfan Naderi, arrested on July 26 in Kermanshah, latest status: unknown
  100. 100. Aziz Atabi, 19 years old, arrested on July 25 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  101. 101. Ali Hassanzadeh, arrested in Tehran Latest status: unknown
  102. 102. Ali Khosraji, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  103. 103. Ali Soleimani Tamimi, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  104. 104. Ali Soleimani, son of Yarollah, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  105. 105. Ali Abdol Hossein Gatafeh, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  106. 106. Ali Obaidavi, 23 years old, arrested on July 22 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  107. 107. Ali Agbi, a resident of Beit Khalaf village, date of arrest; Unknown, place of detention; Shavur, latest status: unknown
  108. 108. Ali Amoori, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  109. 109. Ali Ka’b Alhaei, 50 years old, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  110. 110. Ali Ka’bi, Heydar’s son, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  111. 111. Ali Mojaddam, son of Issa, arrested on July 22 in Chamran, latest status: unknown
  112. 112. Ali Mohsen Zeidan, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  113. 113. Ali Mazraeh, son of a Shoai’e, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  114. 114. Emad Abiat, son of Rahim, date of arrest; Unknown, Arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  115. 115. Issa Mazraeh, son of Abdolsadeh, arrested on July 16 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  116. 116. Faraj Obaidai, 40 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan, latest status: unknown
  117. 117. Farzad Atabi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  118. 118. Fallah Chaldavi, son of Hassan, 20 years old, married, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  119. 119. Falak Amoori, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  120. 120. Fahad Heydari, son of Rahim, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  121. 121. Faisal Mazraeh, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  122. 122. Qasem Sae’di, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  123. 123. Qasem Savari, son of Mohammad, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  124. 124. Qasem Mazraeh, son of Amer, arrested on July 17 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  125. 125. Kamran Norouzi, arrested in Tehran Last status: unknown
  126. 126. Karim Esmailzadeh, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest status: released on bail
  127. 127. Majid Hamidi, 30 years old, resident of Mollasani, date of arrest; Unknown, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: Uunknown
  128. 128. Malek Chaldavi, 28 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan, latest status: unknown
  129. 129. Mubarak Alhaei, son of Vahid, 45 years old, married and father of three children, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  130. 130. Mojtaba Salehi, son of Mohammad, 18 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  131. 131. Mojtaba Abdoli, arrested on July 23 in Bostan, latest situation; unknown
  132. 132. Majid Mousavi, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  133. 133. Mohsen Abbaspour, arrested on 31 July in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  134. 134. Mohammad al-Bushouka, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  135. 135. Mohammad Pourali, arrested on July 22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  136. 136. Mohammad Harizavi, son of Badr, 24 years old, date of arrest: Unknown, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  137. 137. Mohammad Sakhravi, 23 years old, date of arrest: unknown, place of detention: Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  138. 138. Mohammad Askari, son of Ali, 29 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  139. 139. Mohammad Korushat, date of arrest; Unknown, place of detention; Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  140. 140. Mohammad Ka’bi, son of Fakher, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  141. 141. Mohammad Mujaddam, son of Issa, arrested on July 22 in Chamran, latest status: unknown
  142. 142. Mohammad Mahmoudi, arrested on July 24 during the Tabriz rallies, latest status: released on bail
  143. 143. Mohammad Mardi, arrested on July 24 in Tabriz, latest situation; unknown
  144. 144. Mohammad Niazi, arrested in Tehran on July23, latest status: He is detained in the quarantine of the Greater Tehran Prison.
  145. 145. Mohammad Amoori, arrested on July 21 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  146. 146. Mahmoud Sae’di, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  147. 147. Muslim Echrash, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  148. 148. Mostafa Arfaei, arrested on July 23 in Tehran, latest status: is being held in quarantine in the Greater Tehran Prison.
  149. 149. Mansour Jalali, son of Mohammad, 17 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  150. 150. Mansour Soleimani, son of Yaber, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  151. 151. Mehdi Hamid, arrested on July 19 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  152. 152. Mehdi Khasraji, son of Majid, arrested on July 22 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  153. 153. Mehdi Zargani, son of Khalaf, 20 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  154. 154. Mehdi Zogheibi, arrested on July 20 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  155. 155. Mehdi Mesbah, arrested in Behbahan Last status: unknown
  156. 156. Meysam Savari, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  157. 157. Milad Savari, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  158. 158. Milad Obaidavi, 14 years old, arrested on July 19 in Bostan, latest status: unknown
  159. 159. Nader Sadeghian, arrested on July 25 in Tabriz, latest situation; unknown
  160. 160. Nader Abiyat, date of arrest; unknown, place of detention; Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  161. 161. Naser Zargani, son of Sha’lan, 27 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  162. 162. Narges Mohammadi, arrested on July 20 in Tehran Latest status: Released
  163. 163. Ne’mat Naderi, arrested on July 26 during a rally in Kermanshah, latest status: unknown
  164. 164. Hadi Mohammadi, date of arrest: unknown, latest status: released on a bail
  165. 165. Hashem Motavari, 27 years old, arrested on July 21 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  166. 166. Vahid Abhari, arrested on July 22 in Tabriz, latest situation: unknown
  167. 167. Vahid Mohammadi, date of arrest: unknown, latest situation: He is imprisoned in Tabriz prison and bail requested
  168. 168. Yarollah Soleimani, arrested on July 18 in Khorramshahr, latest status: unknown
  169. 169. Yashar Piri, arrested on July 22 in the city of Khajeh, latest situation; he was freed
  170. 170. Yousef Salahshour, a citizen of Tabriz, arrested on July 25, last status: unknown
  171. 171. Yousef Abiawi, 25 years old, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown

List No2; recently identified detainees:

 

  1. 172. Ebrahim Alhaei, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  2. 173. Ebrahim Naseri,arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  3. 174. Ahmad Al-kasir, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  4. 175. Ahmad Jalali, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  5. 176. Ahmad Hatavi, arrested on July 22 in Ramshir, latest status: unknown
  6. 177. Ahmad Heydari, 20 years old, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  7. 178. Ahmad Reza Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in Kordestan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  8. 179. Ahmad Salamaat, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  9. 180. Arsalan Taee, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  10. 181. Esmail Naseri, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  11. 182. Elham Mousavi, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  12. 183. Omid Badvi, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  13. 184. Amir Zargani, arrested on July 22 in Zargan in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  14. 185. Amir Mazrae, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  15. 186. Amir Reza Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in Kordestan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  16. 187. Amin Khafaei, 16 years old, arrested in Susangerd, date of arrested: unknown, latest status: unknown
  17. 188. Amin Saeedavi Khasraji, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  18. 189. Amin Ghate Al-manbohi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  19. 190. Amin Molakaran, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  20. 191. Balal Abyat, arrested on July 22 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  21. 192. Jaber Khaziravi, latest status: unknown
  22. 193. Jalal Naseri, arrested in Khorramshar, latest status: unknown
  23. 194. Hassan Jalali, latest status: unknown
  24. 195. Hassan Mousavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  25. 196. Hossein Al-heydari, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  26. 197. Hossein Jaberi, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  27. 198. Hossein Heydari, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  28. 199. Hossein Zaeri, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  29. 200. Hossein Sa’edi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  30. 201. Hossein Salemi, arrested on July 21 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  31. 202. Hossein Abidavi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  32. 203. Hossein Farisavi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  33. 204. Hossein Kenaei, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  34. 205. Hamzeh Abiyat, arrested on July 21 in Dehlavieh in Dasht-e Azadegan, latest status: unknown
  35. 206. Hamid Al-buali, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  36. 207. Khaled Abd Rabbeh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  37. 208. Khalil Sharifi Shahitat, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  38. 209. Kheyrollah Sharifi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  39. 210. Danial Vahbi, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  40. 211. Davaad Abidavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  41. 212. Razi Marvani, arrested in Hoveyzeh, latest status: unknown
  42. 213. Rahim Alhaei, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  43. 214. Rahim Hamidi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  44. 215. Rahim Taee, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  45. 216. Rahim Abidavi, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  46. 217. Rahim Nisi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  47. 218. Rasoul Echrashavi, arrested in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  48. 219. Reza Deyvand, arrested on July 21in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  49. 220. Reza Salehi, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  50. 221. Reza Eydani, arrested on July 18 in Abadan, latest status: unknown
  51. 222. Riyaz Zargani, 17 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
223. 223. Salem Anvari, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  1. 224. Sami Shahabi, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  2. 225. Sajad Al-majdam, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  3. 226. Sajad Raveizi, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  4. 227. Sajad Sa’edi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  5. 228. Sajad Akashi, 16 years old, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  6. 229. Sa’d Albughaysh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  7. 230. Sa’d Hamoudavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  8. 231. Saeed Debat, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  9. 232. Saeed Za’eri, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  10. 233. Saeed Zaghibi, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  11. 234. Saeed Ka’bi, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  12. 235. Saeed Kanani, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  13. 236. Saeed Halichi, arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  14. 237. Siavash Khalili, arrested on August 3 in in Kordestan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  15. 238. Seyed Abud (unknown Family name), son of seyed Salah, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  16. 239. Seyed Ali Sharifi, arrested in Ahvaz, date of arrest: unknown, latest status: unknown
  17. 240. Shaker Navaseri, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  18. 241. Sadegh Sa’alabi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  19. 242. Sadegh Shahabi, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status: unknown
  20. 243. Sadegh Farisavi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  21. 244. Tareth Abyavi, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  22. 245. Taregh Jaderi arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  23. 246. Adel Debat, arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  24. 247. Amer Majdam, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  25. 248. Abbas Khanfari, arrested on July 20 in Darkhoveyn, latest status: unknown
  26. 249. Abbas zaghibi, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  27. 250. Abbas Obaydavi, son of Rasoul, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  28. 251 Abbas Obaydavi, son of Nazal, arrested in July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  29. 252. Abbas Kanani, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  30. 253. Abbas Mansouri, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  31. 254. Abbas Mozani, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  32. 255. Abbas Mizan, arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  33. 256. Abbas Naseri, arrested in July 20 in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  34. 257. Abdolamir Mazrae, arrested on July 24 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  35. 258. Abdolrahman Nissi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  36. 259. Abdolrazagh Al-hani, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  37. 260. Abdolzahra (unknown family name), son on of Tehran, latest status: unknown
  38. 261. Abdolghani Baledi, arrested on July 20 in Darkhoveyn, latest status: unknown
  39. 262. Abdollah Farajollah Ka’b, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  40. 263. Abdollah Naseri, arrested in Darkhoveyn, latest status: unknown
  41. 264. Adnan Khasraji, arrested on July 24 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  42. 265. Adna Sharifi, arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  43. 266. Aghil Mousavi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  44. 267. Ala’ Khanafereh, latest status: unknown
  45. 268. Alvan Hobji, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  46. 269. Ali (surname unknown), son of Khezir, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  47. 270. Ali Abu Raghiyah, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest situation: Unknown
  48. 271. Ali Al-Bugheysh, son of Hamzeh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  49. 272. Ali Al- Bugheysh, son of Mohammad, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  50. 273. Ali Alhaei, arrested on July 20 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  51. 274. Ali Bavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  52. 275. Ali Hamoudavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest situation: unknown
  53. 276. Ali Daghlavi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  54. 277. Ali Zeydan, arrested on July 21 in Shavur, latest status: unknown
  55. 278. Ali Sharifi, arrested on July 25 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  56. 279. Ali Gharbavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  57. 280. Ali Gharbavi, 35 years old, married, arrested on July 20 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  58. 281. Ali Kooti (Asadi), arrest on July 21 in Shushtar, latest situation: unknown
  59. 282. Ali Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  60. 283. Ali Mojaddad,arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  61. 284. Ali Majddam, son of Abdollah, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  62. 285. Omar Al-bugaysh, arrested on July 23 in Abadan, latest status: unknown
  63. 286. Issa Rahimpour, latest status: Unknown
  64. 287. Issa Asakareh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  65. 288. Fazel Shamousi, arrested in Ahvaz; latest status; unknown
  66. 289. Fadafi Al-Bughaysh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  67. 290. Fahad Alhaei, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status: unknown
  68. 291. Faysal Hezbavi, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  69. 292. Qasem Mash’ali, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest situation: unknown
  70. 293. Karim Savari, arrested on July 23, he had previously been detained and sentenced for 5 years. Last status: unknown
  71. 294. Karim Askari (Al-Zarghani), arrest in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  72. 295. Kamal Savari, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, last status: unknown
  73. 296. Majed Savari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  74. 297. Majed Naseri, arrested in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  75. 298. Man’e Halfi, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest status: unknown
  76. 299. Mohsen Farajllah Ka’b, 16 years old, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  77. 300. Mohsen Ka’bi, arrested on July 20 in Susangard, latest status: unknown
  78. 301. Mohammad Al-sakinah, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  79. 302. Mohammad Badvi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  80. 303. Mohammad Chaldavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
304. 304. Mohammad Hezbavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  1. 305. Mohammad Heydari, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  2. 306. Mohammad Khanjari, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 307. Mohammad Debat, Arrested in Shush, latest status: unknown
  4. 308. Mohammad Zargani, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  5. 309. Mohammad Zargani, 20 years old, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  6. 310. Mohammad Saeedi, Arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  7. 311. Mohammad Seylavi, Arrested on July 23 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  8. 312. Mohammad Shokri, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  9. 313. Mohammad Obeydavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  10. 314. Mohammad Aravi, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  11. 315. Mohammad Farhani, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  12. 316. Mohammad Korushavi, arrested in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
  13. 317. Mohammad Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  14. 318. Mohammad Moslemi, arrested on July 23 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
  15. 319. Mohammad Mansouri, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  16. 320. Mohammad Saeed Seylavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  17. 321. Mahmoud Manabi, arrested on July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status: unknown
322. 322. Morteza Jasemian, was wounded and arrested at hospital, latest status: unknown
  1. 323. Morteza Torfi, 14 years old, arrested in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  2. 324. Mostafa Heydari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 325. Mostafa Savari, arrested in July 21 in Shushtar, latest status: unknown
326. 326. Mostafa Abyavi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  1. 327. Meghdad Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  2. 328. Mansour Dahimi, 16 years old, arrested on July 24 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  3. 329. Mehdi Al-tarfi, arrested on July 18 in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  4. 330. Mehdi Barajom’ah Tamimi, arrested on July 18 in Molashiah, Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  5. 331. Mehdi Hordan, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  6. 332. Mehdi Hazbavi, arrested on July 20 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  7. 333. Mehdi Hamoudavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  8. 334. Mehdi Debat, arrested in Shush latest status: unknown
  9. 335. Mehdi Seylavi, arrested in Hoveyzeh, latest status: unknown
  10. 336. Mehdi Mesbah, arrested in Behbahan, latest status: transferred to Behbahan prison
  11. 337. Mehran Tayebi, arrested on August 3 in the Kurdistan-e Bozorg village in Behbahan, latest status: unknown
  12. 338. Meysam Nissi, arrested on July 22 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  13. 339. Milad Anghudi, arrested in Mahshahr, latest status: unknown
  14. 340. Nader Al-buebadi, arrested in Mahshar, latest status: unknown
  15. 341. Naser Jajali, arrested on July 21 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  16. 342. Nabi Marza’avi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  17. 343. Nabi Mazrae, arrested on July 23 in Abu Homeyzeh, Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  18. 344. Nasim Asakareh, arrested in Shadegan, latest status: unknown
  19. 345. Nasrollah Savari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  20. 346. Hadi Hezbavi (Barihi), arrested on July 23 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  21. 347. Hadi Savari, arrested in Hoveyseh, latest status: unknown
  22. 348. Hashem Mash’ali, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status: unknown
  23. 349. Vasam Savari, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  24. 350. Valid Badavi (Badvi), arrested on July 30 in Ahvaz, latest status: unknown
  25. 351. Valid Marmazi, arrested in Ahvaz, latest status:unknown
  26. 352. Yaser Torfi, arrested in Susangerd, latest status:unknown
353. 353. Yasin Hazabavi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status:unknown
  1. 354. Yousef Alhaei, arrested on July 22 in Alhaei, latest status:unknown
355. 355. Yousef Hamzeh Niya, arrested on July 21 in Shushtar, latest status:unknown
  1.  356. Yousef Rovayzi, arrested on July 17 in Ahvaz, latest status:unknown
  2. 357. Yousef Maleki, arrested in Khorramshahr, latest status:unknown
358. 358. Yousef Maraghi, arrested on July 20 in Susangerd, latest status:unknown
  1. 359. Yousef Manbouhi, arrested in July 22 in Hamidiyeh, latest status:unknown
  2. 360. (Unknown first name) Sanhiry, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status:unknown
  3. 361. (Unknown first name) Beheshti Pour, arrested on July 23 in Veys, latest status:unknown

 

In the above list, if the date of arrest is unspecified / “unknown”, it means the citizen was arrested between July 15 and August 3, and that the exact date of detention of these individuals is still being investigated by HRANA.

Although Iranian officials claim that some detainees have been released, due to the lack of transparency in official reports restrictions on the free flow of information, the situation of many of these citizens is still unknown.

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Activist Arrests and Tear Gas: Khuzestan Protests Continue Into Sixth Day

Today, July 20, the widespread protests in Khuzestan over the ongoing water crisis continued for a sixth consecutive day. Since the start of the protests on Thursday, provincial authorities have confirmed that at least two civilians have been killed by military forces.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, today’s protests took place in the cities of Izeh, Khorramshahr, Ahvaz, Shadegan, Abadan, Susangard, and Behbahan. HRANA received reports of shootings and internet shutdowns in some areas, as well as a report of the death of a protester, but neither have been confirmed as of this writing.

Today a number of prominent civil activists also gathered in Tehran to voice their support for the protesters in Khuzestan, and were met with violence from security forces. Activists Narges Mohammadi, Arash Sadeghi, Arash Kaykhosravi, Ruhollah Mardani, Jafar Azimzadeh, Rasoul Bodaghi, Pooran Nazemi, Hamid Asefi, and Behzad Homayouni were arrested by security forces in Tehran and taken to an unknown location.

Below is our updated map of the protests of the last five days.

Watch our compilation of footage from the protests.

Read our fact sheet for more info on what is going on in Khuzestan.

More than 130 Documentarians Sign Statement Condemning the Government’s Violent Response to Khuzestan Protests

More than 130 documentarians signed a statement entitled “And water crisis ignited, again” regarding the widespread protests in Khuzestan.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the statement condemned acts of violence against the people of Khuzestan.

“We, the documentary directors, have always reflected the difficulties and will of our people based on our work tradition,” the signatories wrote in the statement, “and today we stand by the thirsty people of Khuzestan and strongly condemn the repression of the people.”

Since the night of Thursday, July 15, dozens of rallies have been held in protest of the mismanagement that has led to water cuts in Khuzestan cities. Military and police forces have responded violently to the protests, and, in a few cases, opened fire on civilians.

HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

Sunday, June 6

 

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Workers’ union, on June 6, workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry went on strike for the fifth day in a row to protest the non-payment of their wages for the past two months and the detention of three of their colleagues.

 

Monday, June 7

 

On Monday,  group of workers of Kut Abdullah Municipality protested wage arrears in front of Karun city court. Several Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers gathered in front of Shush city governor’s building. Shareholders of Cryptoland exchange protested in front of Economic Crimes Court building in Tehran. Teachers of Izeh primary schools protested in front of the Khuzestan governor’s office in Ahvaz. A group of residents of Mansoureh village of Shadegan district gathered in front of the city governor building in protest of frequent water shortages. Ahvas ABFA workers held rallies in front of the office building of the General Administration of Water Supply and Sewerage of Khuzestan.

 

Kut Abdullah Municipality workers:

Crypto-land exchange shareholders:

 

Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers in Shush:

 

Izeh primary school teachers:

 

 

Mansoureh villagers in Shadegan:

 

Tuesday, June 8

 

This Tuesday, several owners of addiction clinics and associations (rehabs) protested in front of the Food and Drug Administration in Tehran. Members of the Islamic Labor Council of the Bus Company rallied in front of Tehran City Council. A group of shareholders of crypto exchange protested for the second day in a row in front of the Economic Crimes Court in Tehran. Teachers from non-governmental schools and remote education schools protested in front of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in Tehran, and a number of Khuzestan rice farmers protested in front of the Khuzestan governor’s office in Ahvaz.

 

Addiction clinic and rehabilitation center owners:

 

 

 

Islamic Labor Council of the Bus Company members:

 

Shareholders of crypto-land exchange:

 

Teachers from non-governmental schools and remote education:


 

Khuzestan farmers:

 

 

Wednesday, June 9

 

A group of workers from the Ahvaz Pipe Company in front of the governor’s office, several Stalak landowners of the new town of Pardis stationed in front of the Judiciary building in Tehran, and a group of health stations workers in front of the Ministry of Health building in Tehran all held protest rallies this Wednesday.

 

Ahvaz Pipe Company workers:

 

Stalak landowners:

 

Health station workers:

Thursday, June 10

 

According to HRANA, quoting Asr-e-Jonub News, a group of farmers from the Shavur section of Karkheh city gathered this Thursday to protest the ban on summer planting.

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HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place in different parts of the country this week. Below is a quick recap and footage from the demonstrations.

 

Saturday, May 29

 

On Saturday, May 29, A group of farmers in Ahvaz city held a rally in front of the Khuzestan governor’s building near the Salman water supply canal to protest water shortages. Teachers of Green Result-Letter rallied in front of the Ministry of Education building in Tehran. Staff of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Karaj gathered after receiving inaccurate salary payments in the hospital area. Izeh preschool teachers rallied in the city’s education building and protested uncertainty over their employment status. Persian Gulf Holding staff protested in front of the gate of the special Mahshahr site. Protestors called on their demands to be addressed.

 

Farmers in Ahvaz city and rural areas:

 

 

Teachers of Green Result-Letter:

 

 

Staff of Imam Khomeini Hospital:

 

 

Izeh preschool teachers:

 

 

Workers from the Persian Gulf Holding:

 

 

Sunday, May 30

 

On June 30, farmers from different villages of Ahvaz city held a rally for the second consecutive day in front of the Khuzestan governor’s building. Retirees of Khuzestan Steel Company held rallies in several cities including Tehran, Ahvaz, Isfahan, and Rudbar in front of their cities’ Civil Servants Pension Fund buildings. A group of teachers and staff of non-profit schools from different cities gathered in front of the Islamic Consultative Assembly building in Tehran, in front of the Education Department in Isfahan. Several professors at Azad University in Ahvaz, Shiraz, and Isfahan rallied in front of the campus buildings of their towns. Several fired workers of Mahshahr Petroleum Products Distribution Company gathered in front of the entrance of the oil depot of this city. Bankrupted investors in Caspian Financial Institution rallied in front of the Judiciary building in Tehran. Villagers of Bloband from the Kharqan section of Zarandieh city in Markazi Province held rallies as well.

 

Farmers from different villages of Ahvaz:

 

 

Retirees of Khuzestan Steel Company:

 

 

Tehran

 

 

Khuzestan province

 

 

Teachers and staff of non-profit schools in Tehran and Isfahan:

 

 

Azad University Protesters:

 

Ahvaz

 

Shiraz

 

 

Isfahan

 

 

 

Fired workers of Mahshahr Petroleum Products Distribution:

 

 

Bankrupted investors in Caspian Financial Institution:

 

 

Monday, May 31

 

Several employees of the Persian Gulf Holding Oil protested in front of Mahshahr Petrochemical Site 4. A group of teachers rallied in front of the Islamic Consultative Assembly building in Tehran. Service staff of the National Iranian Drilling Camp protested in Ahvaz. Staff of Imam Hospital Khomeini protested in Karaj. A group of temporarily employed staff of Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Zone and Bandar Imam held rallies.

 

Employees of the Persian Gulf Holding Oil:

 

 

Temporary employees of Mahshahr Petrochemical:

 

Service staff of the National Iranian Drilling Camp in Ahvaz:

 

Staff at Imam Khomeini Hospital in Karaj:

 

 

Tuesday, June 1

 

A group of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers protested in front of the management office complex. A group of landowners in the new city of Pardis gathered in front of the Judiciary building, several of whom lost money to the Mehr View Housing project in Tabriz, at the project’s site.  Masjed-e-Soleiman ranchers who lost their livestock to sewage water pollution of Masjed Soleiman Petrochemical protested the devastating oversight.  A group of bus drivers in the bus terminal of Shiraz held protest rallies and called on their demands to be addressed.

 

Landowners in the new city of Pardis:

 

 

Masjed-e-Soleiman ranchers:

 

 

Mehr View Housing project:

 

 

Bus drivers in Shiraz:

 

 

Wednesday, June 2

 

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane gathered in front of the complex’s management building for the second day in a row and protested. A group of Ahwaz Water and Wastewater personnel rallied in front of the company’s building.

 

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane (Day 2) :

 

 

Thursday, June 3

 

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Cane, who say they have not yet received their salaries for the past two months, rallied for the third day in a row in the company’s yard. Police responded violently to the demonstration. In Tehran, BRT bus drivers  rallied to call on their demands to be addressed.

 

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane (Day 3):

 

 

 

University Authorities and Security Agencies Threatened Soha Mortezaei’s Family

The family of the detained student, Soha Motezaei, was summoned by the University authorities. She is a master’s student and the secretary of the Central Council of Tehran University Students who was arrested during recent protests in Iran. The University authorities threatened her family to give permission to Tehran University to transfer her from prison to a mental institute. They were constantly contacted to persuade them to accept this offer. Last week, Soha Mortezaei’s mother was summoned by a security organization and was threatened and interrogated.

She was arrested for the first time in January 2014, along with Zahra Khandan, Parastoo Toosi, and Fereshteh Biranvand who are student activists of Allameh Tabataba’i and Amirkabir Universities. They were released after two months of imprisonment. On September 17, 2018, she was sentenced to a six-year prison term and was banned from membership in groups for two years by the Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Ahmadzadeh. Based on Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that she should serve five years in prison.

On September 4, 2019, Soha Mortezaei has been barred from education. She was alarmed when she saw a notice for “documents missing” error on her profile. She had ranked 10th in the national entrance examination for the Ph.D. program. She was barred from education by the Ministry of Intelligence and the Security Department of Tehran University. Subsequently, she held a sit-in at the university campus in September. Her family was summoned to the University and were told that if she continues her strike, she will be arrested and subsequently will be sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment on top of her prior six years imprisonment sentence. Then, university authorities offered her family to transfer Soha Mortezaei to a mental institute where “she receives electric shock therapy, to stop her “

On November 17, 2019, she was called to the front door of Tehran University student dormitory and was arrested along with two other students. The arrests of these people were around the same time as the early days of November 2019’s protests.

A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for February 5, 2019

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on February 5th, 2019 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) At least eight protests were organized on February 5, 2019 in Iran. The municipality workers of Abezhdan city in Khuzestan province and Towhid city in Ilam province, the shareholders of Caspian financial institution in Kermanshah and Ilam, the workers and employees of Ayson Project in Tabriz, the investors of Sekeh Samen website, the members of the Cooperative Housing Company of the workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, and taxi drivers in Khorramabad have held separate protests to request their demands.

(2) A Baha’i citizen, Roya Hasanzadeh, was arrested at her home in Manjil and transferred to Lakan prison in Rasht. She was released on bail on February 4, 2019. Baha’i is Iran’s largest non-Muslim minority and are systematically persecuted by the government.

(3) During the last nine months, 98 child marriages have been registered in Ilam province according to the head of Welfare Organization of this province, Zahra Hemmati.

(4) Tohid Ghoreishi, Sunni prisoner of Rajaee Shahr prison, refused to attend the court session protesting the insufficient period between him being informed and the session date and also not having access to a lawyer.

(5) A student, Aynaz Hatamian, was transferred to the hospital after being beaten by her teacher in Meshginshahr. Her skull is cracked and her eye and forehead are swollen.

(6) Mohammad Hossein Khalil Ardakani, a Karaj councilman, was released on bail. He was arrested on Monday on the charge of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting the Supreme Leader”.

(7) Tehran council members, Nahid Khodakarami and Seyed Mahmoud Mirlohi, were summoned to the prosecutor’s office. Khodakarami is charged with “promoting de-veiling” and Mirlohi is charged with “disrupting the public mind” and “spreading lies”.

(8) The Sanandaj Revolutionary Court renewed the detention of 10 arrested citizens for another month. Among the arrested are Kurdistan’s environmental activists. They are identified as Hadi Kamangar, Fazel Gheitasi, Reza Asadi, Rashed Montazeri, Hossein Kamangar, Isa Feizi, Amanj Ghorbani, Zaniyar Zamiran, and Farhad Mohammadi.

(9) Jamal Kermani (Mohammad Mobin Mohabbatian), a resident of Mahshad, is serving his one-year prison term in Vakilabad prison. He was arrested during the mass uprisings of January 2018.

(10) The death sentence of Mohiadin Ebrahimi, a political prisoner of Urmia prison, has been canceled and his lawyer has been informed. He had been sentenced to death on the charge of “cooperation with a Kurdish opposition group”.

(11) A man wearing a white shroud (as a symbol of readiness of martyrdom) was arrested while chanting and writing anti-governmental slogans on the wall of Turkish Embassy in Tehran. The target of his slogans were the Supreme leader and other authorities.

(12) Four construction workers were injured in Dezful because of negligence in the oversight of safety conditions in the workplace.

(13) Four poachers were arrested in Tarom and Salas-e Babajani. Tarom county is in Zanjan province and Salas-e Babajani is a city of Kermanshah province.

A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for January 7, 2019

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on January 7th, 2019 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) Nasrollah Lashani a political prisoner, began his hunger strike protesting mistreatment by the prison officials. Lashani is a Nationalist-Religious Activist who was accused of ‘propaganda against the state’ and sentenced to six years in prison. He was beaten and insulted in front of his wife and his 8-years-old son during a family visit on December 26, 2018.

(2) Two detained workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group Mostafa Obiat and Kazem Heydari were released on bail on January 7, 2019. Tarogh Khalafi, Mohammadreza Nematpour, Behzad Alikhani, Karim Syahi, Meisam Ali GHanavati, and Gharib Hoveizavi are the six other workers of NISCO who are still in prison.

(3) Mohmmad Yousefi, a political prisoner who is serving his two years sentence in Evin prison, requested for an appeal but it was denied. He was charged with ‘insulting the Supreme Leader’.

(4) Mohammad Najafi ‘s appeal request was denied. He is a lawyer and human rights activist who is serving his three years sentence in prison and faced 74 lashes and 14 more years imprisonment for his new charges of ‘spreading lies and disturbing public opinion’.

(5) Abbas Lesani, Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activist, was released on bail. He was tried in absentia and sentenced to 10 months imprisonment on charge of ‘propaganda against the state’.

(6) Expulsion of Sima Nazifi, a Baha’i architecture student from Azad University of Shahriyar due to her faith. Baha’i students in Iran routinely experience either denial of entrance to university or removal from student lists during their studies. Numerous reports are published annually regarding the barring of Baha’i citizens from education.

(7) A member of Isfahan city council, Nahid Khodakarami, was charged with ‘promoting de-veiling’ through her interviews and tweets.

(8) The forced closure of a Baha’i citizen, Farshid Deymi’s business in Birjand which had been permitted by Judicial authorities.

(9) The workers of Ahvaz sugar refining company have six months unpaid wages.

(10) Morteza Oustad, a prisoner of Tabriz prison, began hunger strike on December 26, 2018 protesting ‘unfair judicial system’. He was transferred to medical ward due to his deteriorating health condition.

(11) The parole request of a detained Nationalist-Religious Activist, Reza Aghakhani, was denied for the second time despite his eligibility due to having served a third of his sentence. He was sentenced to three years in prison on a charge of “acting against national security.”

(12) Three protests were organized on January 7. The farmers of Varzaneh in Isfahan, the customers of Saipa Citroen Company in Tehran, and the workers of Doroud-KhorramAbad railway held separate protests to request their demands.

(13) Esmail Bakhshi ‘s torture complaint raises sensitivity among people and now he is forced to deny it. He wrote a letter explaining his torture in prison and called on the Minister of Intelligence for a debate concerning torture and abuse in prisons.

(14) A prisoner charged with murder in Miandoab, was saved from gallows by victim’s family’s consent after spending 15 years in prison.

(15) Atena Daemi’s mother wrote an open letter and questioned the minister of intelligence, about her daughter’s tortures in prison. Recently, Esmail Bakhshi has written a letter about physical and psychological abuse and tortures in prison.

A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for January 4, 2019

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on January 4th, 2019 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) Golrokh Iraee, a civil rights activist and Evin prisoner of conscience, has written an open letter to protest human rights violations in Iran. According to Hrana, Golrokh Iraee was arrested along with her husband on September 6, 2014. She spent 20 days in a solitary confinement in Evin prison before being released on a bail of 800 million rials [approximately $19,000]. On October 24, 2016, she was arrested again without a warrant. She was sentenced to six years in prison for blasphemy and “gathering and collusion against the regime.” She was later granted amnesty per Article 134 of Islamic Penal Code, which reduced her prison term to 2.5 years. Iraee’s husband Arash Sadeghi is serving a 19-year sentence in Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison.

(2) Esmail Bakhshi, a detained trade unionist who has been released on bail, has written an open letter to protest physical and mental abuse, interrogation, and tortures in prison. He invited the minister of intelligence, Mahmoud Alavi, to a debate. He is a workers’ representative of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Mill and has been released on bail on December 12. He was detained for 40 days in prison.

(3) A young Kurdish Kulbar (border courier), Yaghoub Kamyan Niksirat, was shot and killed by a border patrol agent shooting in Urmia.

(4) Mohammadreza Nematipour, a worker of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) was arrested and transferred to Sheiban prison in Ahvaz on January 2nd. At least 8 workers of INSIG are still in prison.

(5) Two Arab citizens were arrested in Ahvaz on January 2nd. Khalil Khasarji and Hashem Afari’s whereabouts are still unknown.

(6) Two construction workers were killed and injured by avalanche at Shemshak-Dizin road because of negligence in the oversight of safety conditions.

(7) A member of parliament, Amir Khojasteh, announced that four people who were involved in a high-profile corruption case, were sentenced to death. He added that 31 people have been charged with bribery, fraud, and embezzlement in this case and he has been requested public execution in Tehran Azadi square for all of them.

(8) Farmers of Varzaneh in Isfahan province have protested for 13 consecutive days regarding their water right. Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges in Iran.