Sakhi Rigi’s Sentence Reduced to 10 Years

Posted on: May 5th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – The sentence of 20 years imprisonment for Sakhi Rigi, Baloch blogger, and exiled prisoner in Ahvaz prisoner, who is in his 9th year of imprisonment, has been reduced to 10 years imprisonment. Therefore, he is eligible for leave and even parole, but prison authorities oppose it.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the sentence of 20 years imprisonment for Sakhi Rigi, Baloch blogger, and exiled prisoner in Ahvaz prisoner, who is in his 9th year of imprisonment, has been reduced to 10 years imprisonment, at the Court of Appeals several months ago. (more…)

Sakhi Rigi on the Verge of His 9th Year in Prison

Posted on: April 25th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Sakhi Rigi, Baluch blogger and political activist who has been exiled to Ahvaz Prison, is on the verge of his 9th year in prison. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charge of spreading lies and acts against the national security in 2009. This sentence is one of the heaviest sentences that has been issued for bloggers in Iran.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sakhi Rigi was arrested on June 18, 2009 in Zahedan when he was 31 years old. He was tried with allegations like spreading lies and acting against the national security but the details of the court session have never been published. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison which is one the heaviest sentences that has been issued in Iran for bloggers. (more…)

Sakhi Rigi Beginning the 8th Year of Imprisonment in Exile

Posted on: June 18th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Sakhi Rigi, Baluch blogger and political activist who has been exiled to Ahvaz Prison, is on the verge of the 8th year in prison. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charge of spreading lies and acts against the national security in 2009. This sentence is one of the heaviest sentences that has been issued for bloggers in Iran.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sakhi Rigi was arrested on June 18, 2009 in Zahedan city when he was 31 years old. He was tried with allegations like spreading lies and acting against the national security but the details of the court session have never been published. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison which is one the heaviest sentences that has been issued in Iran for bloggers. (more…)

A Brief Report about the Panel on Human Rights in Iran; Canadian Senate

Posted on: June 3rd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – There was a research panel with 9 Canadian Senators’ speech, and Iranian guests and international human rights figures, held for three days in Canadian Senate, from May 10th. This is a short report of this meeting.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), from May 10th, in the Canadian Senate a research panel was held for 3 days, with presentations from nine Canadian Senators, including Linda Frum, Daniel Lang, James Cowan, Salma Ataullah Jan, Raynell Andreychuk, Senator Lynn Beyak, Norman Doyle, Joan Fraser and Stephen Green as well as Iranian guests and international human rights figures. (more…)

A Report On The Situation Of Karoon Prison In Ahvaz

Posted on: January 21st, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The following report is on the situation of Karoon prison in Ahvaz, followed with a list of some of its prisoners of conscience, which is still being completed.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Karoon prison is located in Sepidar area and hosts about 4500 inmates.  (more…)

Sakhi Rigi Sentenced to Twenty Years

Posted on: June 6th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Sakhi Rigi, a blogger and a member of Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s Campaign Staff, has been sentenced to twenty years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Zahedan [Sistan and Baluchistan Province].

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sakhi Rigi has been exiled to the city of Ahvaz [in Khuzestan Province] to serve his sentence in Karon Prison.Sakhi Rigi is a civil rights activist who was arrested during presidential elections in 2009.On June 18, 2009, while he was driving his car, Sakhi Rigi was stopped on Zahedan University St. by the security forces and subsequently detained.

While he was in the custody of Iran’s Intelligence Agency in Zahedan, Sakhi Rigi endured seven months in solitary confinement and was charged with acting against national security and propaganda against the regime.Three months ago, Sakhi Rigi was transferred to Karon Prison to begin serving his twenty year term.

Sakhi Rigi is a 31 year old college student who was studying software development before being arrested and had only two terms left before graduating.It is not clear what other charges have been filed against him to justify issuing such a heavy sentence for this college student.However, it has been said that his blog postings were considered a crime and a threat to national security.