News from Iran – Week 24 – 2014

Majid Dori reunited with his mother after 5 years
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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Behzad Arabgol, political activist, transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Abed Bampouri, Baloch political activist sentenced to death, transferred to solitary in Zahedan prison.
  • Abdolghani Gangouzeh, Baloch political activist sentenced to death, transferred to solitary in Zahedan prison.
  • Pastor Behnam Irani moved from Rejaei Shahr to an unknown location.
  • Mamousta Ali Karami transferred from Rejaei Shahr to Sanandaj.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Nima Abbaspour arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Akbar Abolzadeh arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Afshin Esmailzadeh arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Soheil Ghaderi arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Mahnaz Ghaem-Mohammadi, wife of Jafar Panahi, begins serving her 5 years sentence in Evin.
  • Mir-Yasin Hosseini, student in Tabriz, arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Sajad Khalilnejad, member of participation front, arrested at home.
  • Jalal Mohammadloo, member of participation front, arrested at home.
  • Vahid Valizadeh arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Arman Zaker arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.

 

C-Liberations

  • Majid Dori, student activist, freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Arash Mohammadi, leftist student, freed at the end of his sentence.
Majid Dori reunited with his mother after 5 years

Majid Dori reunited with his mother after 5 years

News of injustice in Iran

  • Peyman Aref sentenced to one extra year in prison.
  • Ali Chabishat, Ahvazi activist, was executed.
  • Seyed Khaled Moussavi, Ahvazi activist, was executed.
  • One hanging in Rejaei Shahr on Monday.
  • One hanging in Zahedan on Monday.
  • One hanging in Ghazvin on Tuesday.
  • 3 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Wednesday.
  • 3 hangings in Bandar Abbas on Thursday.

 

University – Culture

  • Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan.
  • Theatre performance of “Hot Egg Tango” banned in Tehran.
  • Workshop with Kelly James Clark banned in Iran.

 

Protests

  • Over 100 bakers in Sanandaj protest after their wages remain frozen for the third year in a row.
  • 23 days of strike of 5,000 workers of Bafog Iron Ore Company.
  • Hardliners and reformists fight during Aref speech at Shiraz University

 

Iran abroad

  • About 230 Iranian MPs in a statement congratulated Assad for his victory.
  • Zarif and Singapore parliament speaker meet in Tehran.
  • Rouhani visits Turkey to discuss Syria and sign contracts.
  • Two battalions of Quds Forces entered Iraq and fighting alongside Iraqi forces.
  • New Iranian ambassador to Switzerland: Gholam Ali Khoshroo, Deputy FM under Khatami.

 

Iran Economics

  • Closure of Mahabad Vaccines Manufacture: 120 workers lose their job.
  • Theatre performance of “Hot Egg Tango” banned in Tehran.

 

Iran Politics

  • Ayatollah Sanaei regretted arrest of journalist Sirajedin MirDamadi.
  • Iran condemns terrorist attack on Iraq.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Severe water shortage in Kerman province.
  • Second storm in Tehran in one week, 15 wounded this time.
  • Iranian volleyball team beats Brazil at home 3-0.

 

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

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