Saeed Sangar Acquitted in a New Case

Posted on: January 31st, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Saeed Sangar, one of the oldest political prisoners in Iran who has been serving his 18 years impressment since 2000, has been acquitted of the charge of spreading propaganda against the regime in a case which had been recently formed against him.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on October 28, 2017, according to the announcement No. 9610104499000137, which was notified to Saeed Sangar, political prisoner, he was acquitted of the charge of “propaganda activity against the regime” in Branch 10 of the Prosecution of the Revolutionary Courts in Urmia. (more…)

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…)

“They Took our Comrade in front of our Eyes.” Mohammad Abdollahi’s Cellmates Talk

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Cellmates of Mohammad Abdollahi, a political prisoner who was hanged last week in Uremia Prison, with a glimmer of hope were waiting to see their cellmate, after his execution was denied by the provincial authorities, however, they and his family believed that they would never see him again by official confirmation of his execution.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the last people who have seen Mohammad Abdollahi told HRANA that on Sunday at 8:20 a.m. they took Mohammad Abdollahi from the ward. (more…)

Saeed Sangar’s Sentence Reduced to 18 Years

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The life time imprisonment sentence for Saeed Sangar, political prisoner, was reduced to 18 years in the sixteenth year of his imprisonment in Urmia prison. Following the announcement and by considering the remaining two years and one month of his sentence, the date to release him would be July 26, 2018. Mr. Sangar has spent most of his imprisonment in exile in various prisons and in solitary confinement.

According to the announcement of Branch 4 of law enforcement office in Sananadj, the life time imprisonment sentence for Saeed Sangar, political prisoner, was reduced to 18 years in the sixteenth year of his imprisonment in Urmia prison. (more…)

Saeed Sangar in the 16th Year of Imprisonment

Posted on: April 15th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Saeed Sangar political prisoner is still being held in Orumieh prison in the 16th year of his imprisonment in spite of having parole and even his furlough request has not been answered yet.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saeed Sangar who was transferred again from Sanandaj prison to Orumieh Prison last September and at the beginning of the 15th year of his imprisonment, is eligible for parole in accordance with the law, however, continues to serve in the prison of Orumieh. (more…)