The List of Male Prisoners Charged with Muharebeh and Sentenced to between 15 to 20 Years in Prison

Posted on: October 6th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – According to the changes related to Muharebeh (waging war against god) in the New Islamic Penal Code, those who have been convicted of Muharebeh based on the previous penal code, will now have the possibility for a retrial, commutation and release. Currently tens of prisoners in Iranian prisons are convicted of Muharebeh for different reasons, this includes at least 37 male prisoners who are facing 15 to 20 years of imprisonment. The following is the fourth list published in regards to “Prisoners Convicted of Muharebeh” and is dedicated to these 37 male prisoners. The previously published lists in this series include “Women Convicted of Muharebeh”, “Male Prisoners Sentenced to life in prison”, and “Male Prisoners Sentenced to More than 20 Years in Prison.”

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are currently at least thirty-seven male prisoners in Iranian prisons who have been convicted of Muharebeh for different reasons and have been sentenced between 15 to 20 years of imprisonment. Since 2013, According to the changes in regards of Muharebeh in the new Islamic Penal Code, these prisoners could apply for retrial. Many of them could receive commutations and reach their release soon and considering the long prison terms of some of them, it could provide them the possibility of being release. Based on the new Penal Code, adopted in 2013, the charges of “Muharebeh (waging war against god)”, “Mofset-Fil-Arz (Sowing Corruption on earth)” and “Baghi (withdrawing from the obedience of the Islamic religious authority)” under Articles 279 to 288 have been redefined. (more…)

A List of 15 Political Prisoners in Sanandaj Prison

Posted on: August 30th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The following list is the information regarding the names, times of arrest, charge(s) and other information of some of the political prisoners in Sanandaj prison. Need to be mentioned that this list does not include the name of all political-conscientious prisoners and will be updated accordingly. In the absence of transparent trials and communication mentioning charges should not be considered as a confirmation by HRANA. You can help HRANA for updating the list by sending an email to [email protected] (more…)