News from Iran – Week 23 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

Transfers

  • Reza Akbari-Monfared transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Behzad Arabgol transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Gholamhossein Asadi transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Abol-Ghasem (Javad) Fouladvand transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Dr. Asghar Ghotan transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Asadollah Hadi transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Mashallah Haeri fells in coma, transferred to hospital.
  • Kasra Nouri transferred to Adel Abad prison.
  • Shahram Radmehr, Azeri activist, transferred to hospital.
  • Ali Salanpour transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Labour activist Reza Shahabi transferred to Rejaei Shahr he begins a hunger strike to protest transfer.

 

Arrests-Detentions

  • Dari Amri, Baha’i from Mashhad, arrested during a religious service.
  • Farzin Farzad, student, arrested in Shiraz.
  • Abdollah Fatehi, Kurdish activist, arrested in Saghez.
  • Safin Haji-Ramezani, Kurdish political activist, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Ahmad Khalandi, Kurdish political activist, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Ali Moeini, member of Tahkim e Vahdat, arrested in Esfahan.
  • Faraz Salehi, Kurdish activist, arrested in Saqez.
  • Mahmoud Salehi, blogger recently converted to Christianity, arrested in Ahvaz.
  • Mostafa Safari, student and blogger, arrested in Shiraz.
  • Saeed Shirzad, children’s rights activist, arrested in Tabriz.
  • Sousan Tabianian, Baha’i from Semnan, arrested.
  • Shayan Tafazoli, Baha’i from Mashhad, arrested during a religious service.

 

Liberations

  • Mahmoud Ojaghloo, Azeri activist, released on 150 million toman bail.
  • Mohammad-Sadegh Rabani-Amleshi released on furlough.
  • Naseh (Ayhan) Yousefi, Kurdish activist, freed at the end of his sentence.

 

Other News

  • Hall 10 of Rejaei Shahr stormed by guards..

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Danial Babayani, Turkmen cyber activist, sentenced to 3 months in prison.
  • Seyed Ebrahim Bahrami, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Sardasht
  • Habibollah Beigzadeh, Turkmen cyber activist, sentenced to 3 months in prison.
  • Mohammad-Ali Dehghan-Borki, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Zabol.
  • Mohsen Esmaili, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Dezful.
  • Nematollah Kami, Turkmen cyber activist, sentenced to 3 months in prison.
  • Mohsen Rahmani, sentenced by Appeal to 7 years in prison for holding Mousavi picture.
  • Mohammad-Ali Sadeghi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Maragheh.
  • Gholamreza Khosravi-Savadjani executed in Rejaei Shahr on Sunday.
  • Abbas Salehian-Barzeki, Gonabadi Dervish, sentenced to 6 months in prison by clerics ‘court.
  • One hanging in Semnan on Sunday.
  • 9 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Sunday.
  • One hanging in Bandar Abbas on Thursday.

 

University – Culture

  • National Religious magazine “Iran Farda” reissued after 14 years.

 

Iran abroad

  • German parliament willing to expand ties with Iran.
  • Emir of Kuwait visits Tehran for 2 days.
  • Egypt invites Iranian president to Sisi’s inauguration.
  • Obama suspends oil sanctions for 6 months.

 

Iran Economics

  • Closing the Ardebil smelter caused job loss of 275 workers.
  • 5,000 workers on strike to protest privatization of Yazd iron ore mine.
  • Ahwaz Railway workers have not been paid for five months.
  • In Iran 12 million men unemployed.

 

Iran Politics

  • 2nd conference of ‘Friends of Syria’ begins work in Tehran, with participation of reps from 25 countries.
  • Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani, chairman of the Assembly of Experts in Iran, is in coma after a heart attack.
  • Deputy Interior Minister resigns.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Sand storm in Tehran: 5 dead, 50 injured, 50,000 without electricity.
  • Flood kills 3 people in North of Iran.
  • Train crash in Semnan : 10 dead over 30 wounded.

 

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

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