News from Iran – Week 25 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Hamed Ahmadi, Kurdish Sunni activist, transferred to Ghezel Hesar.
  • Dr. Asadollah Asadi transferred to Evin 290 solitary because of his dry hunger strike.
  • Jahangir and Jamshid Dehghani, Kurdish Sunni activists, transferred to Ghezel Hesar.
  • Mehdi Farahi-Shandiz, political activist, transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Saeed Matinpour is back in Evin 350.
  • Kamal Molaei, Kurdish Sunni activist, transferred to Ghezel Hesar.
  • Seyyed Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki transferred to Hashemizadeh hospital then back to Evin without treatment.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Danial Babayani, Azeri cyber activist, arrested to serve his sentence of 23 months.
  • Habibollah Beigzadeh, Azeri cyber activist, arrested to serve his sentence of 23 months.
  • Abdolhossein Harati, who recently came back to Iran, arrested.
  • Nematollah Kami, Azeri cyber activist, arrested to serve his sentence of 23 months.
  • Mehdi Khazali arrested for the 7th time; he launches a hunger strike.
  • Mehdi Tadini reports to Evin to begin serving his 2 years sentence.
  • 2 arrests at Neda Agha-Soltan grave during her 5th year memorial.

 

C-Liberations

  • Adel Fanaian, Baha’i, freed on parole.
  • Rahman Ghahremanpour-Bonab, freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Masoumeh Gholizadeh released on 100 million toman bail from Tabriz prison.
  • Hossein Nouraninejad was released on 200 million toman bail.
  • Abbas Samadian, political activist, released on 150 million toman bail.
  • Ali Shariati, political activist, released on 150 million toman bail.

 

D-Other News

  • Mohsen Ghashghaeizadeh is on hunger strike to protest disappearance of his mother.
  • 80 political prisoners in Rejaei Shahr are on hunger strike to support 4 death row prisoners transferred to Ghezel Hesar.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Ghasem Ebrahimpour, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 2 years in prison.
  • Ali-Asghar Honarmand, founder of Narenji Website, sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • Jamal Mina-Shiri, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 3.5 years in prison.
  • Ebrahim Mostafapour, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 2 years in prison.
  • Hossein Nozari, working with Nqrenji Website, sentenced to 7 years in prison.
  • Ehsan Paknejad, technical editor of Narenji Website, sentenced to 5 years in prison
  • Hadi Tavanmand, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 3.5 years in prison.
  • Abbas Vahedi, editor of Narenji Website, sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
  • 10 hangings in Urmiah prison on Wednesday, 2 others pardoned by victims.
  • 3 hangings in Yazd prison.

 

University – Culture

  • 1000 foreign movies participate in Tehran Short Film-festival.
  • Mohammad-Reza Shajarian will receive next week medal of ‘Chevalier des Arts et Lettres’.
  • Neday e Enghelab, Website affiliated with the guards shuts itself.

 

Protests

  • Tehran Tires factory workers protest again.
  • A group of women protest in front of volleyball federation against their banning from entering the stadium.
  • Iran Air staff on strike at Mehrabad airport.

 

Iran abroad

  • 1st Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri meets with Bolivian President Evo Morales in Santa Cruz.
  • Zarif meets South Sfrican Foreign Minister in Tehran.
  • Members of Algerian-Iranian parliamentary friendship meet Parliament Speaker Larijani in Tehran.
  • Kurdistan PM in Tehran to discuss Iraq situation.
  • British FM says “circumstances are right to reopen our embassy in Tehran”.
  • UN General Assembly’s Legal Committee elects Iranian envoy as vice-chairman.

 

Iran Economics

  • Oil minister cancels contracts signed under Ahmadinejad.

 

Iran Politics

  • MPs demand stronger veil enforcement.
  • Rouhani orders investigation of possibilities of women presence in stadium.
  • Rafsanjani asks supreme leader to release Mousavi et Karroubi.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Zabol shrouded in darkness by sandstorm.
  • Use of music in public places including taxis buses and trains banned in Varamin.
  • Iran wins over Italy 19-8 in volleyball.

 

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

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