Saleh Kohandel Released after Serving 10 Years

Posted on: February 13th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Saleh Kohandel was released from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj after serving 10 years.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Saleh Kohandel was released from Rajai Shahr prison, on January 14, 2017 after serving his sentence of 10 year. (more…)

List 5: Male Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh with Sentences under 15 Years

Posted on: November 14th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – According to the changes related to Moharebeh (waging war against god) in the New Islamic Penal Code, those who have been convicted of Moharebeh 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 Moharebeh for different reasons, this includes at least 22 male prisoners who are sentenced under 15 years of imprisonment. The following is the fifth list published in regards to “Prisoners Convicted of Moharebeh” and is dedicated to this 22 male prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are currently at least twenty two male prisoners in Iranian prisons who have been convicted of Moharebeh for different reasons and have been sentenced under 15 years of imprisonment. Since 2013, According to the changes in regards of Moharebeh 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. (more…)

Eye Witnesses Explain Sunni Prisoners’ Mass-Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: August 13th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – On Monday, August 1, 2016, 36 death row Sunni prisoners were transferred to solitary confinements while being handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded under tight security measures by unprecedented onslaught of black guards of Rajai Shahr prison. One day later at least 20 of them were executed. Over time, further details of the events of “Black Monday” are being reported from eye witnesses from Rajai Shahr prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), based on additional information obtained from multiple firsthand sources, at 5:30 PM on Monday, August 1, one hundred Special Forces stopped all breaks, at the same time all vacations of prison staff were completely canceled and the prison became at their disposal on the orders of Special Forces Intelligence (or IRGC Intelligence). All the prison staff were summoned to prison. Heads of the wards who finish their job by 3:00 PM on usual days, returned to work on the order of the warden. (more…)

3 Political Prisoners Returned from Solitary Confinements

Posted on: August 11th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Saleh Kohandel, Pirooz Mansouri and Afshin Baymani are three political prisoners who had been violently transferred to solitary confinements of the IRGC, came back to the ward after 5 days. The wave of executions in Rajai Shahr had rosen serious concerns about the fate of these prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saleh Kohandel, Pirooz Mansouri and Afshin Baymani returned to the general ward from IRGC’s solitary confinements. (more…)

3 Political Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinements in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: August 7th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Saleh Kohandel, Pirooz Mansouri and Afshin Baymani, three political prisoners were transferred to solitary confinements by the prison guards in Rajai Shahr prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Saleh Kohandel, Pirooz Mansouri and Afshin Baymani three political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison, were transferred to solitary confinements in the Revolutinary Guards’ ward in this prison. (more…)

The Supreme Court Upheld the Death Sentence of Shahram Ahmadi

Posted on: June 29th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The request for a retrial by Shahram Ahmadi, Sunni prisoner of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who had been sentenced to death was rejected. Few days ago, the executive judge showed up in Sunni prisoners’ ward and told those whose death sentences had been upheld to prepare themselves for execution.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on June 26, lawyer of Shahram Ahmadi, Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, was informed that the Supreme Court had rejected his retrial. (more…)

The Names of 32 Prisoners who Have Been Charged with Muharebeh

Posted on: May 30th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – More than 70 political prisoners are kept in Rajaei Shahr and Evin prisons who have been charged with Muharebeh. Considering the recent changes in the penal code, they need to be re-tried. After a re-trial most of these prisoners are expected to be released. HRANA published the names of 32 prisoners of these two prisons who have been charged with Muharebeh.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), considering the fact that article 186 has been superseded, political prisoners with the charge of Muharebeh need to be re-tried. Therefore the names of 32 prisoners who are imprisoned in Evin and Rajaei Shahr prisons on this charge are being published by HRANA. (more…)

The List Of Over 80 Political Prisoners In Rajai Shahr Prison In Karaj

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The following list includes names, warrants and charges of more than 80 political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and security in Rajai Shahr prison which has been prepared by the reporters of HRANA.

A diverse range of prisoners charged with political, conscience, military and security allegations are being held in Rajai Shahr prison. Although many of these prisoners are kept in separate rooms in Hall 12 but a large number of these prisoners are being kept also between non-political, criminals and sometimes dangerous prisoners unlike the principle of separation of crimes. (more…)

Hunger strike of prisoners in solidarity with victims of acid attacks

Posted on: October 26th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – 14 political prisoners of hall number 12 of Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj went to hunger strike on Saturday in solidarity with victims of recent acid attacks in Isfahan.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Akbari Monfared, Mohammad Amir Khizi, Behnam Ibrahim Zadeh, Khaled Hardani, Afshin Hairatian, Saleh Kohandel, Abulghasem Fouladvand, Shahrokh Zamani, Saeid Masoori, Mohammadali Mansouri, Asadollah Hadi, Latif Hasani, Afshin Baymani and Misagh Yazdan Nejad went in hunger strike in solidarity with victims of acid throwing attacks in Isfahan, on Saturday October 25. (more…)

19 political prisoners on hunger strike in Rajai Shahr prison

Posted on: April 26th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – 19 political prisoners of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj have gone on hunger strike in solidarity with the political prisoners of ward 350 of Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Afshin Heyratian, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, Saleh Kohandel, Said Masouri, Mohammad Ali Mansouri, Rasoul Badaghi, Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi, Khaled Hardani, Hamid Reza Borhani, Batir Shahr Mohammadov, Misagh Yazdan Nejad and Naseh Yousefi have gone on hunger strike since the morning of April 23rd in solidarity with the political prisoners of ward 350 of Evin prison. (more…)