Rubin Shahini Released on the Bail

Posted on: July 29th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Gholamreza (Rubin) Shahini, Iranian-American citizen detained in Gorgan prison, was released on the bail of 2000 million IRR.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Gholamreza (Rubin) Shahini, political prisoner and Iranian-American citizen, was released on the bail of 2000 million IRR from Amirabad prison in Gorgan.

A wide campaign on social media had been held to demand his freedom.

A source close to Mr. Shahini announced this news and told HRANA’s reporter: “This political prisoner with dual citizenship, who suffers from asthma, after his hunger strike, which last more than a month was in a bad physical and mental condition and foreign news media had given extensive coverage on the campaign and his hunger strike. Reza Shahini has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by a court in Gorgan, when he returned to Iran.”

Gholamreza (Robin) Shahini, (borne in 1969 – in Dezyani Village) Iranian-American citizen, graduated in international security and solving conflicts, at the University of San Diego, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment on charges of “collaboration with the Voice of America as part of the hostile country, America, and attending related TV programs, propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic of Iran and in favor of groups and organizations opposing the regime, membership in associations of opposition, including monarchists and…., seducing and inciting people to disrupt security and insulting the funder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenei,  by Branch one of the Revolutionary Court in Gorgan, presided by Judge Seyed Ebrahim Mousavi.

Gholamreza Shahini, who used to live in USA for more than 16 years had traveled to Iran to meet his family in July 2016 and was arrested in Gorgan by the Ninawa Corps, in Golestan province.

Mr. Shahini, in an open letter that was provided to HRANA, had announced: “I am not a member of any political party. According to my perspective, during a visit to Iran in 2009, which was concurrent with the green movement, I also participated in peaceful protests that according to the constitution is recognized as a right for citizens”, and added: “My only sin was that I, as a liable human being expressed my thoughts about my home land, which is a right of all citizens”.

Rubin Shahini on Hunger Strike in Gorgan Prison

Posted on: May 27th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Gholam Reza (Rubin) Shahini, Iranian-American citizen detained in Gorgan prison, after being beaten and insulted by prison guards, has gone on hunger strike, and was transferred to solitary confinement, since February 14, 2017. This prisoners who has got severe “weight loss”, has been transferred to quarantine ward of this prison, due to kidney problems caused by the hunger strike and has been twice transferred to the prison’s clinic. Gorgan prison authorities not only ignore his demands but also have put pressure on him and threatened him to end his hunger strike.

Mr. Shahini is deprived of having phone calls and family visit. (more…)