News from Iran – Week 22 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

 

  • Transfers

 

  • Mohammad-Mehdi Abayat transferred to solitary in Rejaei Shahr.
  • Pastor Saeed Abedini transferred back from Dey hospital to Rejaei Shahr; severely beaten during transfer.
  • Shahram Chinian-Miandoab, Baha’i, transferred to dangerous criminals’ ward.
  • Baha’i Shahab Dehghani transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Gholamreza Khosravi-Savadjani, sentenced to execution, transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Keyvan Samimi back to Rejaei Shahr from prison.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Abdolsalam, Abdolhadi and Mehdi Azarm, Kurdish sunni activists, arrested at home.
  • Saba Azarpeik, journalist, arrested.
  • Abdolrahim Chana, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Abdolreza Davari, close to Ahmadinejad, arrested.
  • Shahab Dehghani, Baha’i, begins serving his 4 years in Evin.
  • Ebrahim Ghadi-Far, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Masoumeh Gholizadeh, leftist Azeri political activist, arrested.
  • Ahmad Karami, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Mohammad Rasoulizadeh, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Abdolghani Vahid, Baloch sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Naser Zarei, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • 2 youths arrested in Kermanshah.

 

C-Liberations

  • Abolfazl Abedini-Nasr released on 10 days furlough.
  • Ahmad-Reza Haeri, brother of Saeed Haeri, released on bail.
  • Hamid Manafi-Nazerloo, Azeri activist, released on bail.
  • Sasan Soleimani, director of “Happy” video posted on YouTube, released on $16,600 bail.

 

D-Other News

  • Dr. Latif Hasani, Azeri activist, on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr prison.
  • Hasan Javani, 57 years old, ends 15 days hunger strike.
  • Ayat Mehr-Ali-Beiglou ends hunger strike.
  • More than 120 children under 18 awaiting hanging in Iran’s prisons.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Omid-Ali Akbari, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Amin Akramipour, Cyber activist, sentenced to 14 years in prison.
  • Hamid-Reza Arayesh, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Abdol-Reza and Mohammad Arayesh, dervishes Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Ali Azhdari, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Seyyed Ebrahim Bahrami, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Gholam-Ali Beirami, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 months+1day in prison.
  • Shahoo Bayazidi, Kurdish student, sentenced to 6 months in prison.
  • Amanollah Cheraghi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Khorshid Dashtaki, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Ali-Jan, Esmail, Isa, Mehdi, Shahram and Sohrab Dehghan, dervishes Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Amir-Hamzeh Dehghan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Ali Dehghan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Kazem  Dehghani, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Mohsen Esmaili, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Zabihollah Gerdpour, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Mehdi Ghanbari, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Masoud Ghasemkhani, Cyber activist, sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Amir Golestani, Cyber activist, sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Nasrollah Golshan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Fariborz Kardarfar, Cyber activist, sentenced to 18 years in prison.
  • Mehrdad Keshavarz, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Ahmad-Reza Kouhi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Kurdish civic activist Dana Lanj-Abadi sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Abouzar Malekpour, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mehdi Marand, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Hamid Mehdizadeh, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Karamat Moradi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Reza Pishkar, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Adnan Rahmat-Panah, Baha’i, sentenced by Appeals to 1 year in prison.
  • Behiar Rajabi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Roya Saberinejad-Nobakht, British Cyber activist, sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Ali Sadeghi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Adel Sadouni, Arab cyber activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Naghmeh Shahi Savandi Shirazi Cyber activist, sentenced to 7 years + 91 days in prison.
  • Sentence of Maryam Shafeepour reduced by Appeals from 7 to 4 years.
  • Mohammad-Ali Shamshirzan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Mehdi Reyshahri-Tangestani, Cyber activist, sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • Seyyed Masoud Talebi, Cyber activist, sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Saleh Tamouli (Tarafi), Arab cyber activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Reza Zahedian-Kish, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Manouchehr Zareh, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Hamzeh (Mehdi) Zargani, Arab cyber activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • One hanging in Evin on Saturday.
  • One man and two women hanged in Urmiah.
  • 5 hangings in Rejaei Shahr.
  • One hanging in Ghazvin on Tuesday.
  • One woman hanged in Amol on Wednesday.

 

University – Culture

  • Architect Houshang Seyhoun dies.
  • A new newspaper Zanan Emrouz is published.

 

Protests

  • Police attack environmentalist protest in Isfahan: 2 injured, 10 arrested.
  • Saveh profile workers protest unpaid wages.
  • A human chain in Shiraz to protect a green space against building 4 sky-scrappers.
  • Workers and staff at Iran Tire have begun a protest against layoffs, wage cuts and a compulsory increase in work hours.

 

Iran abroad

  • Morteza Tamaddon, head of the Tehran Provincial Public Security Council, included in US sanctions list.
  • 86 Iranian awaiting execution for drug smuggling in Malaysia.
  • Zarif visits Algeria.
  • At least four Iranian technicians building a gas pipeline in Iraq’s Diyala , province were killed in a bombing.
  • Abdollah Eskandari, revolutionary guard, killed in Syria.
  • About 8,000 Iranians emigrated to Germany in 2013.

 

Iran Economics

  • Parts of Tabriz bazaar on strike over tax increase.
  • Petrobras shuts down office in Iran, no plan for investing in Iran in future.
  • Australia to resume live sheep exports to Iran after 40-year boycott.
  • 21% increase in rental cost over one year in Iran.

 

Iran Politics

  • Ali Larijani again elected as the speaker of Majlis by 187 votes.
  • Maryam Ghorbani appointed Prefect of Bushehr.
  • Governor of Alborz Province Seyed Taher Taheri removed.
  • New law helps construction workers get insurance

 

Miscellaneous

  • 4 Iranian technicians killed in terrorist attack in Iraq
  • Following shooting by Military Forces a Kurdish man was killed.
  • Iran confirms first two cases of MERS.
  • Part of Isfahan refinery caught fire.
  • 11 suicides per day in Iran.

 

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

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