Rahim Afravi Denied Leave after 22 Years Imprisonment

Political prisoner Rahim Afravi has not been allowed a single day of leave in his 22 years of imprisonment in Sheyban Prison in Ahvaz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, he has faced serious medical neglect in this time, and suffers from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and pulmonary problems. Afravi recently contracted COVID-19, but was not dispatched to any medical center outside prison upon receiving a positive test.

53-year-old Rahim Afravi is married and the father of two children. In June 1999, security forces arrested Afravi when he was returning home from his workplace in the outskirts of Ahvaz City. Initially, the Revolutionary Court sentenced him to death on a charge of “enmity against God” (Moharebeh) and “acting against national security”. On appeal, the verdict was reduced to 25 years imprisonment and exile to Jiroft Prison.

According to an informed source, while he was in exile jail in Jiroft, his mother passed away. Family visitations were few and far between because of the great distance between the jail and the residence place of his family. After 13 years imprisonment in exile, he was relocated to Karun and then to Sheyban prison in Ahvaz City.

In August of this year, his request for release on parole and leave on furlough was dismissed by Branch 12 of the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz.

Prisoner Released from Gallows After Forgiveness from Parents

A prisoner in the city of Jiroft in Kerman Province, who had previously been sentenced to death for the murder of his brother, was released from the gallows after his family expressed their forgiveness.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna News, a prisoner in the city of Jiroft in Kerman Province was saved from execution following the pardon of his parents.

Mohammad Reza Sharifi, head of the Jiroft Prison Administration, commented on the reversal of the prisoner’s fate.

“With the efforts of the Dispute Resolution Council and the Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the prison, the family of the victim, including his parents, wife, and children, expressed their consent and forgiveness,” Sharifi added, “and the prisoner was released from execution.”

Sharifi stated that the prisoner had murdered his brother with a firearm in one of the villages of Jiroft city in September 2019 due to family disputes, and had been in Jiroft Prison for almost 2 years.

“Due to the consent of the parents, the imprisonment due to the general aspect of the crime was reduced from ten years to three years with a reduction of the sentence, and during the meeting of the prison classification council, it was agreed to employ this prisoner.”

5 Prisoners Hanged in Kerman and Jiroft

HRANA News Agency – On Thursday morning, 23rd April, 5 prisoners who had been charged with drug related crimes, went to the gallows, in Kerman city and Jiroft city.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 3 of them were hanged in the prison of Kerman and the other 2 were executed in the prison of Jiroft. Continue reading “5 Prisoners Hanged in Kerman and Jiroft”

7 Men and 1 Woman Executed in Iran

HRANA News Agency – On 25th and 26th of February, 8 prisoners including one woman were executed in prisons of Kerman (Shahab), Bandar Abbas, Jiroft, and Adel Abad in Shiraz.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), during 25th and 26th of February, 7 men and one woman were hanged in prisons of Kerman (Shahab), Bandar Abbas, Jiroft, and Adel Abad in Shiraz. Continue reading “7 Men and 1 Woman Executed in Iran”

25 hectares of the pasturelands of Jiroft burned!

HRANA News Agency – The administrator of the natural sources of southern Kerman says that 25 hectares of pasturelands of Seyf Abad of Sar Bijan in Jiroft has burned out because of laches.

 

According to a report by Fars, Azizollah Afshari ZAde said: “We received the report of the fire in Seyf Abad of Sar Bijan in Jiroft on 9th of July and sent 2 squads to fight the fire.” Continue reading “25 hectares of the pasturelands of Jiroft burned!”

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