A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for December 23, 2018

Posted on: December 23rd, 2018

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on December 23rd, 2018 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) Iranian border patrol shot a 27-year-old Kurdish kulbar, Ali Mamveisi, in Sardasht. He was severely injured and was transferred to a hospital in Urmia.

(2) A 36-year-old woman committed suicide by self-immolation on December 22 in Kooy-e Saadi district in Ahvaz.

(3) In the last two days, six workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group were released. More than 43 workers were arrested on December 19.

(4) A prisoner charged with murder was saved from death with forgiveness of the next of kin in Khuzestan.

(5) Behrouz Farzandi , a Baha’i prisoner of war and disabled veteran of Iran-Iraq war, has been denied his degree after completing a bachelor program in Business Administration.

(6) A citizen was severely injured after a mine exploded in Dehloran city in Ilam province.

(7) The Supreme Court rejected the death sentence of Marjan Davari, a 52-year-old translator and scholar in Shahr Ray women’s prison, who was sentenced to death on charge of ‘corruption on earth’ in 2017. She was a translator in the Rah-e-Marefat institution.

(8) Detained civil rights activist Reza Khandan was released on bail. His charges are “assembly and collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state” and “encouraging prostitution by promoting non-observance of the hijab.”

(9) Esmail Bakhshi, a labor activist, returned to his workplace. He was a worker of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Argo-Business and was released on bail on December 12. He was detained for 40 days in prison.

(10) Nader Fatourechi’s court was on session on December 23. He confirmed that he faced persecution over his criticism of prison conditions after his detention at Fashafoyeh Prison. He was released on bail.

(11) A woman suffers serious injuries after an acid attack by her 20-years old step-son in Tehran. The two had financial disputes.

(12) The director of burn prevention research center: 40 percent of the burn patients are children and more than 15 percent of them are the women who are the victims of self-immolation.

(13) In a statement, more than 600 teachers requested immediate investigation of the causes and the responsible authorities in a Zahedan kindergarten fire. They warned that more than half of the schools in the country are unsafe.

(14) The appeal court of a Baha’i painter, Shahriar Cyrus, who was arrested on June 2015 and was sentenced to five years in prison will be in session on December 25th. He was accused of ‘assembly and conspiracy against the state’ by offering painting classes. He was a student of Aydeen Aghdashlou, Rouyein Pakbaz, and Ahmad Vakili and had been teaching painting for many years. He has also published articles on philosophy and art history in Iranian newspapers.

(15) More than 60 workers in Iranian Rail Industrial Development Company (IRICO) have been laid off due to company’s financial problems.

(16) Two workers died due to an unsafe workplace in Dehdasht and Gonabad.

Karim Zarger Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Karim Zarger, former head of the School of Radio and Television in Iran, who had been recently sentenced to death along with Marjan Davari on charge of promoting  new movement  of Sufism; Eckankar, was executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Karim Zarger, founder of the “Way of Knowledge Institute”, was executed at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on February 11. (more…)

Supreme Court Rejected Marjan Davari’s Death Sentence

Posted on: March 5th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Branch 47 of the Supreme Court rejected the death sentence of Marjan Davari, 50-year-old translator and scholar in Shahr Ray women’s prison, who had been sentenced to death on charge of corruption in 2017. One of the charges against Mrs. Davari is membership in Eckankar. It is said that the death sentence of Karim Zarger has been confirmed by the judicial authorities.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the death sentence of Marjan Davari was rejected by Branch 47 of the Supreme Court. (more…)

Marjan Davari’s Case Sent to the Supreme Court

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The case of Marjan Davari, a researcher and translator imprisoned at Rey Penitentiary (Qarchak Women’s Prison), who has been sentenced to death by accusations including membership in the newly-formed Sufist movement of Eckankar, after her objection in recent couple of weeks has been referred to Branch 47 of the Supreme Court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the case of Marjan Davari, a researcher and translator who has been sentenced to death, has been referred to the Supreme Court and is awaiting the appointment. One of this prisoner’s lawyers, in a conversation with HRANA’s reporter confirmed this news and expressed his optimism about the outcome of the appeal to the Supreme Court.  (more…)

Marjan Davari’s Lawyers Appealed against the Her Death Sentence

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – One of the lawyers of Marjan Davari, researcher and translator on death row told, “we have objected the verdict but the court has not set a branch.” Marjan Davari, 50, after being transferred from women’s ward of Evin prison to the prison in Rey (Qarchak Women’s Prison) in February, was sentenced to death. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in the emerging movement of “Eckankar”.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), one of the lawyers of Marjan Davari, researcher and translator on death row told, “we have objected the verdict but the court has not set a branch.” (more…)

Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Marjan Davari, 50-year-old researcher and translator, had been arrested on September 24, 2015, after the closure of Rah-e-Marefat publisher and detention of all officials in this institute. (more…)

Women’s Ward of Evin: 1 Released, 3 Sent to Furlough and 1 Exiled

Posted on: February 4th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Nazila Hamidova (Hamidov), a citizen of Azerbaijan Republic in women’s ward in Evin prison, was released from this prison. Maryam Zargaran, Leila Jafari, and Setodeh Fazeli were sent to furlough from the same ward and Marjan Davari was sent to Rey Women Prison (Qarchak).

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Nazila Hamidova was released from women’s ward of Evin prison, on January 21. (more…)

The Newest List of Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward of Evin Prison

Posted on: September 14th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – In women’s ward of Evin prison, known as Nesvan ward, there are many mothers along with other women who are kept in a bad environment, phone calls are not allowed and visits are very limited. This report is trying to give an overview about the condition and status of 24 female political-security prisoners in this prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), currently, 32 female prisoners are kept in this ward with different charges, two of whom have financial charges and 30 of them are political-security prisoners. The names of 30 prisoners who have been identified by HRANA are as following: (more…)

Marjan Davari; Over 10 Months of Detention in Evin Prison

Posted on: August 20th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Marjan Davari, 50-year-old scholar and translator was arrested by security forces and is kept in the women’s ward of Evin prison. Despite over 10 months of detention, her hearing has not been held and the charges against her are not known yet.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Marjan Davari was born in Tehran on April 24, 1966 and completed her primary education in England and in Iran in the International Gifted School of Parthian. She got an English diploma at the age of thirteen. She continued her studies in Al- Zahra University with very good grades in the field of graphics and drawings as well as research and translations in the esoteric science and ontology of East and West. (more…)

The Updated List of Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward of Evin Prison

Posted on: July 1st, 2016

HRANA News Agency – In women’s ward of Evin prison, there are many mothers along with other women who are being kept in a bad environment, phone call is not available and visits are very limited. The following report is trying to give an overview about the condition and status of 24 female political prisoners in this prison.

Currently 24 political prisoners are kept in women’s ward in Evin prison: (more…)