A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for January 21, 2019

Posted on: January 21st, 2019

The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on January 21st, 2019 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

(1) Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, civil rights activist and firefighter, was arrested today. He was in three day sit in by Shahriar governorate protesting his laying off after 17 years of working there. He was released after few hours.

(2) Baha’i citizens, Mahboub Habibi, Pejman Shahriari, and Kourosh Rohani, were sentenced to one-year imprisonment on the charge of “propaganda against the state”. They have been arrested last year and were released on bail in September.

(3) The case of the detained lawyer, Amir Salar Davoudi, was transferred to the Tehran Revolutionary Court. He is banned from visiting or contacting his wife. He was arrested on November 20 on the charge of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting the Supreme Leader”.

(4) Gholamhossein Karbaschi, the executives of Construction Party, was arrested earlier today. He had been sentenced to one-year prison term earlier in Isfahan court. His lawyer reported that Karbaschi was released after few hours.

(5) The judicial committee of the parliament approved on Monday a bill, according to which, children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers are permitted to receive Iranian citizenship.

(6) Two prisoners of Urmia prison, Mohammad Patayesh and Kamal Abdollahi have been sentenced to 14 years in prison, combined, on charges of “espionage” and “supporting a Kurdish opposition group.

(7) A Baha’i citizen, Atousa Ahmadaei, who was arrested in Tehran on Sunday, was transferred to Evin prison. The intelligent officers also searched her home and confiscated her belongings indicating that her charge is “acting against the national security’.

(8) Several lawyers wrote an open letter to Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Javid Rehman, to express their concerns about Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Gholian ‘s arrest. They were arrested after the broadcast of their under-torture confessions on the national television.

(9) More than five protests were organized in Iran on January 21, 2019. The workers of National power distribution Company in Tehran, the municipality workers in Lowshan, the investors of Caspian financial institution, and the customers of its branch in Mashhad, Badr Toos institution have held separate protests requesting their demands. Moreover, 300 workers of Nishabur municipality have 30 million Toman [approcimately 3000 USD] unpaid wages, each. They were protesting multiple times in January.

(10) Hamid Babaei, a detained Ph.D. student in finance at Liège University in Belgium, who is serving his six years prison sentence, returned to Evin Prison by the end of his furlough. He was arrested while visiting his family in Iran in 2013 on the “espionage” related charges.

(11) A worker died in Khorramshahr and another worker was injured in Bardaskan in Razavi Khorasan province, because of negligence in the oversight of safety conditions in their workplaces.

(12) A prisoner accused of murder, was spared from hanging on gallows by paying the blood money and consent of next of kin. He was spending 14 years in prison.

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb Sentenced to Fines

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The 6 months of imprisonment sentence for propaganda against the regime charge, of Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, civil rights activist, was changed to fines in lieu of imprisonment in the appeal court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), branch number 54 of appeal court of Tehran province, changed the 6 month imprisonment sentence of Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, to 20 million IRR fines in lieu of imprisonment. (more…)

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb Released on the Bail

Posted on: January 26th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Zartosht (Esmaeil) Ahmadi Ragheb, civil rights activist who had been arrested in November, was released on the bail from Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb, was released temporarily on the bail of 1 billion IRR, until his trial session. (more…)

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb Arrested and Taken in Solitary Confinement

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Zartosht (Esmaeil) Ahmadi Ragheb has been arrested and is being held in the solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Zartosht (Esmaeil) Ahmadi Ragheb who had been arrested on November 13 by security forces in his house, is being held in the solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison. (more…)

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb Arrested in His House

Posted on: December 14th, 2016

HRANA News Agency –Zartosht (Esmaeil) Ahmadi Ragheb was arrested by security forces in his house, while no court order was shown, and his personal accessories were seized.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on November 13, plainclothes forces arrested Zartosht (Esmaeil) Ahmadi Ragheb, civil rights activist, in his house in Shahriar. (more…)

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb Will Be Tried In Tehran In March

Posted on: February 19th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The trial of the second case of Zartosht (Ismail) Ahmadi Ragheb, civil activist, will be held at Branch 1044 of the Judicial Center of “Shahid Ghodosi”, on 8th March. He was charged with “disturbing public order” because of taking part in a peaceful civil gathering.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), this case is related to his arrest in civil activists’ gathering at Vanak Square (Dena Tire). (more…)

Zartosht Ahmadi Ragheb’s Trial Session Postponed

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The court session of Zartosht (Esmaeil) Ahmadi Ragheb, civil rights activist was postponed by his request, to February.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Moghimi, his lawyer said that the court session was scheduled to be held on January 19 in branch number one of Shahriyar revolutionary court, but due to defender’s request and acceptance of the judge, it was postponed to February 16. (more…)