News from Iran – Week 10 – 2013

Mohsen Mohagheghi
Standard

Prisoners’ News

A- Transfers

 

  • Saleh Moradi on day 49 of Hunger Strike has been moved to the infirmary because of physical weakness.
  • Zia Nabavi, student activist, transferred to an unknown location.
  • Sirvan and Shirzad Hossein Panahi transferred to Ghorveh prison.
  • Death row political prisoner Houshang Rezaei moved from Rejaei Shahr prison to an unknown location.

 

B- Arrests/Incarcerations

 

  • Alireza Aghaee Rad, political editor of Maghreb newspaper arrested and released the day after.
  • Ghasem Ahmadi,editor of a quarterly magazine arrested in Mahabad
  • Kurdish civil and cultural activist Keyhan Azizi arrested after summoned by Intel office in Paveh.
  • Mohammad Emami Naseri, Managing director of Maghreb newspaper arrested and released the day after.
  • Behzad Farajollahi, Workers’ Rights Activist, arrested for planning a meeting on International Women’s Day.
  • Vafa Ghaderi, Workers’ Rights Activist, arrested for planning a meeting on International Women’s Day.
  • Kurdish civil and cultural activist Davoud Ghafari arrested after summoned by Intel office in Paveh.
  • Khaled Hosseini, Workers’ Rights Activist, arrested for planning a meeting on International Women’s Day.
  • Mohammad Javad Rouh, journalist at monthly Mehrnameh, arrested.
  • Journalist and Kurdish activist Khosrow Kordpor, director of Mokrian News Agency, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Secretary General of the Participation Front, Mohsen Mirdamadi is back in prison after medical furlough extension was denied.

 

C-Liberations

 

  • Journalist Sasan Aghaei freed on bail.
  • Journalist Saba Azarpeik freed on bail.
  • Mohsen Mohagheghi member of Iran Freedom Movement released on furlough.
  • Journalist Soleiman Mohammadi has been released.
  • Journalist Pezhman Mousavi has been released.
  • Journalist Nasrin Takhayori, freed on bail

 

D-Other News

 

  • Rahman Asakereh, Mohammad-Ali Amoorinezhad, Hadi Rashedi, Hashem Shabaninezhad,  Jaber and Mokhtar Albooshookeh, Ahvazi prisoners in death row, launched a hunger strike to protest conditions in Karoun prison,
  • Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi denied family visits for refusing to wear prison uniform.
  • Fouad Khanjani denied family visits for refusing to wear prison uniform.
  • Masoud Lavasani, persecuted journalist, is out of Iran.
  • Kamran Rahimian denied family visits for refusing to wear prison uniform.


News of injustice in Iran

  • 1 execution in Sari prison last Friday.
  • 2 executions in Turkmanchai on Sunday.


University – Culture

  • Aseman, Tajrobeh and Mehrnameh publications closed in Iran.


Protests

  • Vahed bus company workers meet on Azadi Avenue.
  • Workers in the Iranian metal industry have gone on strike and demonstrated against the non-payment of their wages in Tehran.


Politics in Iran

  • Two members of the City Council of Rasht have been arrested.
  • Assembly of Experts re-elects Mahdavi-Kani as chairman.


Iran abroad

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Iran economics

  • Trade between Iran and China dives 18% after sanctions.


Miscellaneous

  • 8 people died in Sanandaj -Kurdistan province- as a result of drinking wood alcohol.

 

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