News from Iran – Week 15 – 2014

IRAN 13-07-12 NEYESTANI POLITICAL PRISONERS
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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Hasan Javani transferred to solitary in Bandar Abbas prison.
  • Mohammad Seifzadeh transferred to Tehran Heart hospital.

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Meyad Ahmadi arrested in Sanandaj.
  • Mahmoud Bagheri is back to prison at the end of furlough.
  • Rahman Ghahremanpour-Bonab is back to prison at the end of furlough.
  • Ghazab Golparipour, brother of executed Kurdish prisoner Habibollah Golparipour, arrested in Sanandaj.
  • Shahoo Heidari, arrested in Sanandaj.
  • Nader Jani is back to prison at the end of furlough.
  • Hamid Kerbasi is back to prison at the end of furlough.
  • Nasour Naghipour is back to prison at the end of furlough.

C-Liberations

  • Reza Malek (Malekian) released at the end of his sentence.

D-Other News

  • Mahmoud Fazli, Azeri civil activist, begins hunger strike at Central Prison of Tabriz.

News of injustice in Iran

  • Blogger Vahid Asghari prevented from attending his trial.
  • Mohammad Karimi, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, sentenced to 2 years in prison
  • Jamal Minashiri, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.
  • Ebrahim and Ghasem Mostafapour, Kurdish workers’ rights activists, sentenced to 2 years in prison
  • Mohsen Rahmani, political activist and student, sentenced to 7 years in prison.
  • Hadi Tavanmand, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.
  • One hanging in Ardabil on Tuesday.

University – Culture

  • Cheshmeh Publications banned under Ahmadinejad resumes activity after more than 2 years.
  • 10,500 students left Iran in one year.
  • ‘Sugarland’ and ‘Adventures of Mirzabalad’ grab best film award at Irish animated film festival.
  • Maziar Maleki, Baha’i student, expelled from Birjand University.

Protests

  • Two hundred workers from the Zagros Steel Factory gathered in front of the ministry of labour in Qaravah in Kurdistan Province to protest the closure of their factory.
  • Basij protest in front of Embassy of Greece in Tehran condemning EU resolution on Iran.

Iran abroad

  • Spain arrests four accused of attempting to export equipment to Iran.
  • IRCG claims arrests of several ‘spies’ at the border between Iraq and Khuzestan.
  • Iran’s choice for UN post denied access to the USA.
  • Rouhani and supreme leader meet Azerbaijan president.

Iran Economics

  • 9-month delay in paying the salaries of 127 workers of Rasht Nopoush factory.

Miscellaneous

  • Iranian athlete wins gold medal at IPC Powerlifting Championships.
  • Massoumeh Ebtekar injured in a car crash on Wednesday.

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

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