A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for December 20, 2018

Posted on: December 20th, 2018

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on December 20th, 2018 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) Ebrahim Nouri, an Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activist filed a complaint against the head and the judicial deputy of Evin prison. Nouri, a law student, has a record of being detained for civic activities, beginning in 2005 when he was arrested and interrogated by the Intelligence department. In 2009, he was sentenced to ten months imprisonment on a charge of propaganda against the regime.

(2) Five of the significant spate of Nationwide protests today: retired educators in Gilan, Isfahan, Yazd, and Zanjan have held protests. And shareholders of the bankrupt Caspian Financial Institution protested in Kerman.

(3) A furlough request of Latif Hassani, a Azerbaijani Turkic minority rights activist, was denied. He was arrested in 2012 and has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment. He was accused of forming an illegal group to act against the national security.

(4) More than 2600 workers of Railway Transportation Company and Samen al-Hojaj financial Institution are demanding their unpaid wages. The issue of unpaid wages has been a continuous one in Iran over the last year.

(5) Mahmoud Naji who began his hunger strike on December 11, has critical medical states and he has been denied medical treatment. He is serving his 10 years sentence in Evin prison.

(6) Two labor activists, Mehrdad Sabouri and Omid Ahmadi, who were accused of “propaganda against the state” for participating in international Labor day protest, began serving their sentence today.

(7) Afif Naimi, one of the administrative members of the Baha’i Community who was arrested in 2008, and served his 10 years sentence was released today. He was accused of ‘assembly and collusion’, ‘blasphemy’, and ‘propaganda against the State’.

(8) Omid Shahmohammadi, a teachers’ rights activist who had been arrested on November 12, was released on bail in Divandarreh today.

(9) On December 20, police opened fire on a fuel tanker truck in Zahedan which caused the truck to set on fire.

(10) Eight prisoner requested human rights organisations especially the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran to investigate in Vahid Sayadi Nasiri ‘s death. Earlier this week France and US requested investigation on the circumstances of his death.

(11) A juvenile offender death penalty was confirmed in the Supreme Court. He was charged with murder in 2011 when he was 14 years old.

(12) Bahram Javadi, the administrator of ‘YollPress’ website, was released on bail today. He was arrested on a complaint from the governor of West Azerbaijan regarding coverage his speech coverage.

The Latest List of Political Prisoners in Hall 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: April 7th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – At least 30 political prisoners in Ward 10 in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, still continue to protest by refusing to accept the prison’s food. In protest against the unlawful deprivations and restrictions imposed on them, they demand the delivery of their lost and stolen personal stuff and equipment from the prison authorities. The Equipment of 35 rooms in prison is worth 3,85 billion IRR.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 21 days after the beginning of the protest of political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, by refusing to accept the prison’s food, and in spite of the prosecutor’s office’s promise to improve the situation, there has been no changes in the conditions of this place. (more…)

Abbas Lesani and 11 other Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Posted on: May 31st, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Abbas Lesani, Turk (Azeri) activist who has been exiled to Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz, started a hunger strike in protest to preventing him from being released and fabricating a new case for him. At the same time, 11 other political prisoners started hunger strike in solidarity with him.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Abbas Lesani, Turk (Azeri) activist, who is being kept in Adel Abad prison of Shiraz in exile, was supposed to be released on May 18, but it was prevented due to a new case that has been opened for him. He has started a hunger strike in response. (more…)

Authorities Prevent Ayat Mehrali Baigloo From Having Parole

Posted on: January 10th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Although the disciplinary committee of Tabriz Prison has accepted the parole request of Ayat Mehrali Baigloo, the prosecution office and the court continue to reject it.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the revolutionary court, court of appeal and prosecution office proceeding the case and reject the parole request of Ayat Mehrali Baigloo. (more…)

Latif Hasani Returned To Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: November 9th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Latif Hasani returned to Rajaei Shahr prison after ending his furlough.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Latif Hasani, prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, who was on furlough for a week, returned to the prison by ending his limit, on Sunday October 25. (more…)

Ayat Mehrali Baiglou’s Parole Request Under Process

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Ayat Mehrali Baiglou has submitted his conditional release request to the judiciary and it is under process.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ayat Mehrali Baiglou, civil rights activist and prisoner of Tabriz prison has submitted a request for conditional release, and reports say that it is under process. (more…)

Hunger strike of prisoners in solidarity with victims of acid attacks

Posted on: October 26th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – 14 political prisoners of hall number 12 of Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj went to hunger strike on Saturday in solidarity with victims of recent acid attacks in Isfahan.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Akbari Monfared, Mohammad Amir Khizi, Behnam Ibrahim Zadeh, Khaled Hardani, Afshin Hairatian, Saleh Kohandel, Abulghasem Fouladvand, Shahrokh Zamani, Saeid Masoori, Mohammadali Mansouri, Asadollah Hadi, Latif Hasani, Afshin Baymani and Misagh Yazdan Nejad went in hunger strike in solidarity with victims of acid throwing attacks in Isfahan, on Saturday October 25. (more…)

Ayat Mehralibeyglo left prison for 5 days

Posted on: August 24th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Ayat Mehralibeyglo, Azerbaijani Civic activist and a member of Yeni Gamoh Organization, was given leave for 5 days.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ayat Mehralibeyglo, political prisoner at Julfa prison who is sentenced to nine years in prison, was given leave for a period of 5 days on Monday 18th August. (more…)

Latif Hasani transferred to political prisoners’ section

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Latif Hasani, the political prisoner of Rajai Shahr prison of Karaj transferred to ward 4 in hall number 12, which is dedicated to political prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Latif Hasani who had recently ended his hunger strike has been transferred from ward number 1 in hall 2 to ward 4 in hall 12. (more…)