Saman Nasim’s Death Sentence Commuted to 5 Years of Imprisonment

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – The death sentence of Saman Nasim, political prisoner who was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced to death in a judicial process full of ambiguity, has been reduced to 5 years of imprisonment after years of legal follow up. Considering the time of Mr. Nasim’s imprisonment, his lawyer says, this prisoner will be released soon.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Saman Nasim was finally sentenced to five years imprisonment solely on charge of membership in a political opposition party (PJAK), and was acquitted of “Moharebeh” and armed action charges. (more…)

The List of Death Row Prisoners Charged with Muharebeh

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The prisoners who have been convicted on charges of Muharebeh under the old law, have the possibility of a retrial, commutation of their sentences or being released, with regard to the changes on these kinds of charges in the IPC. At the moment, dozens of prisoners, including at least twenty-four male prisoners in Iran prisons have been sentenced to death on charge Muharebeh. The current below is the sixth list of the series of “Prisoners accused of Muharebeh” about these 24 imprisoned men.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), there are at least twenty four male death row prisoners who have been charged with Muharebeh, in different ways, are being held in Iran prisons. These prisoners can apply for a judicial review, due to the changes in the Islamic Penal Code in 2013. (more…)

Sirvan Nazhavi, Kurdish Political Prisoner Executed in Tabriz Prison

Posted on: August 10th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Sirvan Nazhavi, political prisoner, was hanged in the prison of Tabriz.

Hossein Nazhavi, Sirvan Nazhavi’s brother, after announcing this news in an interview with HRANA’s reporter said that during a contact by the prison authorities they had been asked to collect his brother’s body from Tabriz prison, on Sunday afternoon 8th August. (more…)

No Information About 5 Death Row Prisoners After A Month

Posted on: March 29th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – There is no news about the faith of Saman Nasim and five other prisoners of Uremia prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saman Nasim, Sirvan Naxhavi, Ibrahim Shapouri, Ali Afshari, Habibolah Afshari and Younes Aghayan were transferred to an unknown location from ward number 12 of Uremia prison in order to be executed, during last February. (more…)

Saman Nasim’s Attorney Has no Access to his Case

Posted on: January 20th, 2015

HRANA News Agency  –  Attorney of Saman Nasim, a young man who was under age when was arrested and sentenced to death and his sentence was approved by the Supreme Court, is not allowed to pursue his case.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saman Nasim was under age at time of arrest and was charged with Enmity against God and has been sentenced to death and the court verdict was approved by the Supreme Court. This teenager’s case has been sent to the Law-enforcement office and he will be executed very soon. (more…)

Indifference of prison authorities to prisoners’ on-going hunger strike

Posted on: December 7th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Even 16 days after the hunger strike of 28 Political Prisoners at Urmieh Central Prison (Darya) and concerning health condition of some strikers, the prison authorities are committed to ignore their demands.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), since 20 November 2014, 29 Political Prisoners incarcerated at Ward 12 of Urmieh Central Prison have started an indefinite hunger strike in protest at the neglect of Separation of Crimes and other issues with their union. During the 9th day of their hunger strike “Mansour Around” a death row prisoner was suddenly exiled to Mahabad Prison. (more…)

Hunger strike at Uremia prison goes on

Posted on: December 1st, 2014

HRANA News Agency – The hunger strike of 29 political prisoners in central prison of Uremia has continued for its ninth day and one prisoner was transferred to Mahabad prison.

According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), prison authorities transferred Mansour Arvand, the prisoner who has sentenced to death and is on hunger strike along with 28 other political prisoners, to Mahabad without any previous note, on Saturday November 29. This day was the day that political prisoners of section number 12 could have visitors. (more…)

A political prisoner in danger of imminent execution

Posted on: September 29th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Human rights organizations are concerned about the danger of imminent execution of Saman Nasim, who has arrested when he was 17, on charge of cooperation with a Kurdish party.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saman Nasim, Kurdish political prisoner has arrested on July 15, 2011 at the age of 17. (more…)

Three Kurds are in danger of Imminent execution

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Execution verdict of three Kurds confirmed and enforcement verdicts’ section of Oroumiyeh prison received the verdicts which increased worries about their imminent execution.

Ibrahim Isapour, Semko Nezhavi and Saman Nasim are the three Kurds in Oroumiyeh prison who sentenced to death and after the confirmation by supreme court they’re in danger of imminent execution.


A Kurd who sentenced to death transferred to Oroumiyeh prison

Posted on: February 19th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Saman Nasim, the political prisoner who sentenced to death who was imprisoned in Mahabad prison, has been transferred on Saturday February 17th of 2013 to Oroumiyeh prison.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saman Nasim, a Kurd from Marivan arrested in July of 2011 and sentenced to death by Mahabad revolutionary court.

There is no news why this political prison transferred to Oroumiyeh prison.

Saman Nasim’s trial was in branch 1 of Mahabad revolutionary court and sentenced to death on charge of enmity against god by membership in one of the subversives Kurdish political parties.

Transferring Nasim to Oroumiyeh prison increased worries around the execution verdict enforcement