News from Iran – Week 43 – 2012


Prisoners’ News


Mousavi’s 2009 campaign coordinator, Mir Taher Mousavi, who was arrested 3 months ago, has been taken to hospital.

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was taken to hospital in dire condition but not admitted and returned to Evin.

Jailed lawyer Mohammad Seif Zadeh transferred from Evin prison to the hospital.

On hunger strike Human Rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to prison infirmary.


B- Arrests/Incarcerations

Idris Seidin Boroujerni, student activist, enters Evin 350 to serve his one year sentence.

Journalist Abdolnaser Mahimani has been released on furlough.

19 year old Baha’i Tina Mohabati was arrested by Intelligence agents at a bus station in Gorgan. Her mother Shiva Rohani was arrested last week.

Farzin and Ramin Shahriari, Baha’i residents of Eslamshahr, in Tehran province, were arrested and taken to Evin.

Leila Tavasoli reported to Evin to start serving her 2 years sentence and was reportedly released after 2 hours.



Activist Mehdi Fakhrzadeh, labour activist Behnam Keyvani , and Green Movement blogger Siamak Namayeshi released on bail.

D-Other News

Ahmad Ghabel, religious scholar, political dissident and whistle-blower on the mass executions at Mashhad prison has passed away.

Baloch security prisoner Hamzeh Rigi in solitary last 30 months is on 25th day of hunger strike.

News of injustice in Iran

Baha’i Akbar Pourhosseini sentenced to 28 months in prison.

3 executions in Sistan Baluchistan on Sunday.

10 executions in Evin on Monday.

3 executions in Ghazvine on Tuesday.

A man convicted of adultery was lashed 99 times in public in Ghaemshahr.

University – Culture

Film, director Jafar Panahi and jailed lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh were jointly awarded the European Union’s Sakharov prize for outstanding contribution to human rights and freedom of expression


Traffic protest and defiant dancing in the streets in Tabriz after Tractor game despite heavy security presence.

1,000 workers from Iran Entekhab group staged a demonstration at the South Korean embassy in Tehran after Daewoo deal sours.

Iran Economics

Iran’s inflation rate rises to 24% in Shahrivar (August 22-September 21).

Politics in Iran

Ahmadinejad’s request to visit Evin Prison is rejected for a second time by the judiciary.

Inflation reports are confidential; head of Iran’s Statistics Center said.

Iran  abroad

FM Salehi due to visit Lebanon on Saturday for a few-hour visit.

German parliamentary team to visit Iran.

Saudi coastguard ‘capture 15 Iranians.


28 students killed in bus accident.

Jet fighter accompanying Khamenei allegedly crashed.

7 earthquakes measuring from 2.0 to 3.6 have jolted Varzeghan, Ahar and Haris.

A storm that struck Bushehr killed one and injured three.

3 killed in explosion in Karaj.



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