News from Iran – Week 01 – 2014

Nasrin Sotoudeh
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Prisoner News

Transfers

  • Behzad Arabgoli transferred to solitary; he launches a hunger strike.
  • Hasan Asadi-Zeidabadi transferred to solitary; he launches a hunger strike.
  • Emad Bahavar transferred to solitary; he launches a hunger strike.
  • Alireza Kazemzadeh transferred to solitary; he launches a hunger strike.
  • Arash Sharifi, Sunni death row prisoner, transferred from Kashan prison to Evin.

Arrests-Detentions

  • Kurdish journalist Ghasem Ahmadi begins serving his 2 years sentence in Mahabad prison.
  • Abdolnabi, Adnan, Hossein and Reza Al-Boumousa-Doraghi, arrested in Khouzestan province.
  • Mohammad Mataji arrested for sending SMS to MPs 3 months before arrest.
  • Ali and Jasem Mojadam arrested in Khouzestan province.
  • Ahmad Shah-Rezaei begins serving his 1.5 years sentence in Evin.
  • Khaled Tamimi arrested in Khouzestan province.
  • 8 people arrested in Ahvaz province.
  • Five Kurdish civilians arrested in Hawraman

Liberations

  • Hasan Bazrafkan, Baha’I, released on bail from Shiraz prison.
  • Keyvan Karimi, Kurdish film-maker, released on bail.
  • Akbar Pourhosseini freed from Semnan prison at the end of his 18 months sentence.
  • Ghasem Rahimi-Azar freed from Mahabad prison at the end of his 4 years sentence.
  • Ramezan Saeedi, Kurdish prisoner, released after serving his 8 years sentence.

Other News

  • Asadollah Asadi is on dry hunger strike.
  • Home of Nasrin Sotoudeh broken into.

News of injustice in Iran

  • Ebrahim Fazli, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Seyed Hadi Hosseini’s death sentence overturned due to mental incompetence.
  • Asghar Karimi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Sedigh Mohammadi’s death sentence overturned due to mental incompetence.
  • Mohammad-Ali Saedi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Hossein Saketi-Aramsarei (Stephen) sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • 5 hangings in Dizel Abad prison last week.
  • One hanging in Zahedan.

University – Culture

  • Baha’i Nilisa Yahyavi expelled from Semnan University.
  • Student newspaper “Bamdad” banned at Mazandaran University.
  • Former Kurdish prisoner Afsaneh Bayzidi prevented from continuing her education.

Protests

  • Protest of 2000 workers from thirty different factories in Qazvin city.

Iran abroad

  • President Hassan Rouhani has been officially invited to attend the 50th Munich Security Conference.

Iran Economics

  • Iran has officially approved the import of hazardous fuel additives from China.
  • The point-to-point inflation rate has dropped to 28.8% from 29.8% in the month of Azar (November 22 –December 21 2013) and the 12-month inflation declined from 39.5% to 35.5

Iran Politics

  • Iranian businessman and capitalist Babak Zanjani arrested.
  • After 4 years of denial, Iran Basij commander admits to shooting at 2009 protesters

Miscellaneous

  • At least 15% of Iranians are illiterate.
  • 1 dead, 30 injured after magnitude 5.5 earthquake hitting Bastak in southern Iran.
  • Security forces prevent human rights group and citizen activists from holding memorial service for Nelson Mandela at prayer house in Tehran.

As usual, list of political prisoners in Iran: http://hyperactivist.info/ipr.html

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