Families of political prisoners subjected to intrusive body searches

HRANA News Agency – Families of political prisoners have been subjected to intrusive body searches while visiting their loved ones in Evin Prison.
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Arash Sadeghi’s hunger strike continues

HRANA News Agency – Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi has been on hunger strike since June 1, 2013.  Locked up in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, Sadeghi went on hunger strike after being beaten by prison guards.
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Forty prisoners object to Namegh Mahmoudi’s beating

HRANA News Agency – After Namegh Mahmoudi was beaten and denied proper medical care in Rajaie Shahr Prison, forty political prisoners  wrote a letter to the warden to voice their objection.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on May 26, 2013, Mahmoudi was beaten en route to hospital where he was to receive tests before his surgery. Continue reading “Forty prisoners object to Namegh Mahmoudi’s beating”

Mohsen Barzegar summoned to prison

HRANA News Agency – Mohsen Barzegar has been summoned to Babol Prison to serve his two-year sentence.  Barzegar is a student activist at Babol Noshiravani University of Technology.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Barzegar was formerly the cultural secretary of the Islamic Association of Students at the univeristy.  He has been sentenced to two years in prison on charges of conspiracy against national security and insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran. Continue reading “Mohsen Barzegar summoned to prison”

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Prisoners ordered to pay for eavesdropping equipment

HRANA News Agency – Authorities have ordered all inmates to pay for setting up eavesdropping equipment for the prison facility in Zahedan.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the authorities have threatened to cut off the phone system if prisoners refuse to pay for the equipment. Continue reading “Prisoners ordered to pay for eavesdropping equipment”

Namegh Mahmoudi was beaten on the way to hospital

HRANA News Agency – One of the prison guards beat Namegh Mahmoudi, a Kurdish political prisoner, as he was being transferred to the hospital.
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Authorities deny medical treatment to Mohammad Reza Pour-Shajari

HRANA News Agency – Although doctors have recommended urgent medical treatment for Mohammad Reza Pour-Shajari, the authorities are preventing his transfer to a hospital outside the prison.  Pour-Shajari (Siamak Mehr) is a imprisoned blogger and a political activist.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), two doctors, Gholizade and Nejadbahram, at Karaj central prison have recommended Pour-Shajari to be hospitalized immediately because of his serious breathing problems since two weeks ago. Continue reading “Authorities deny medical treatment to Mohammad Reza Pour-Shajari”

Zahra Mansouri has to return to prison

HRANA News Agency – The political prisoner Zahra (Mahboubeh) Mansouri has been summoned to return to Evin Prison.  Mansouri is currently on medical furlough, receiving chemotherapy.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Zahra Mansouri, 60, is a political prisoner who was granted furlough to receive chemotherapy for her breast cancer.  She has now been summoned to return to prison. Continue reading “Zahra Mansouri has to return to prison”