Imprisoned French tourist Benjamin Briere went on a hunger strike to protest against not addressing his issues. He is currently serving his sentence in Vakil-Abad Prison, Mashhad.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Benjamin Briere went on a hunger strike for the second time during his incarceration.
Informing the public about her brother’s hunger strike, Blandine Briere stated that “It’s the only weapon he has.”
A while ago, French foreign minister Catherine Colonna asked Iranian authorities for the release of “seven French hostages.” She urged Iran to stay in compliance with International laws and stop “arbitrary” arrests.
In May 2020, Briere was arrested by security forces and spent 600 days in pre-trial detention. On January 25, 2022, Branch 4 of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad sentenced Briere to eight years and eight months in prison for “espionage and propaganda against the regime.” Two other charges of “spreading corruption on earth” and “alcohol drinking” was dismissed by the court. In July of this year, this verdict was upheld on appeal.
Political Activist Javad La’al Mohammadi is detained in Vakil-Abad Prison for more than eight months where the due process in his case has been unclear. In April of 2022, he was transferred from a detention facility to Vakil-Abad Prison in Mashhad.
La’al Mohammadi was one of the 14 signatories of a letter which requested the resignation of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, which has had consequences for its signatories.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Civil Activist Javad La’al Mohammadi is still in detention in an uncertain condition for more than eight months in Vakil-Abad Prison in Mashhad.
La’al Mohammadi is currently held in a cell with another activist Abbas Vahedian Shahroudi. In February of the last year, his court session was held in Branch 903 of the Public and Revolutionary Court of Mashhad.
During the legal process, he was allowed to choose a lawyer only from those the judiciary confirmed.
On October 13, 2021, security forces arrested this civil activist at his house. During the arrest, the agents searched his house and confiscated some of his belongings. They also threatened his family members. Earlier, on September 1, 2021, with his wife, Ezzat Javadi Hesar and his daughter Aida La’al Mohammadi, he had been arrested in Mashhad. During this detention, La’al Mohammadi was beaten up and tortured.
HRANA News Agency – Last week a prisoner from Marand was hanged in Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a prisoner from Marand in East Azerbaijan province was hanged on charge of drug trafficking in Vakil Abad prison. Continue reading “A Prisoner Hanged in Mashhad”
HRANA News Agency – 7 prisoners with drug-related charges were executed by hanging in Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), these seven prisoners at dawn Wednesday, 3rd December, were executed by hanging in the prison courtyard in Vaki Abad prison in Mashhad. Continue reading “7 prisoners hanged at Mashhad Prison”
HRANA News Agency – 2 prisoners have been hanged on charge of murder in Vakil Abad prison of Mashhad.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), two prisoners were executed by gallows in Vakil Abad prison of Mashhad, on Thursday February 13th. Continue reading “2 prisoners were hanged in Mashhad”
HRANA News Agency – Reliable sources in Iran have reported that a few groups of prisoners have been executed secretly in the city of Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, from July 23, 2011 to September 22, 2011.Iranian Human Rights Organization has announced that its sources inside the country have reported that at least 19 prisoners were hanged secretly during this time.
According to these reports, two groups of prisoners, each consisting of 7 inmates, were secretly hanged in Vakil-Abad Prison on August 11, 2011 and September 20, 2011.Although Iranian government claims that during the month of Ramadan, no executions occur in Iran for religious reasons, August 11, 2011 coincided with the 11th day of Ramadan.Previously, Iranian Human Rights Organization’s reports indicated that other hangings also took place during this month.
Furthermore, at least 5 other inmates were executed together in Vakil-Abad Prison between August 11, 2011 and September 20, 2011.The exact number of inmates and the precise date are not known yet.All of the prisoners were convicted of crimes related to narcotics.
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