News from Iran – Week 15 – 2013

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Mehdi Koukhian, on hunger strike in Maragheh prison, was transferred to quarantine.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Blogger and poet Reza Akvanian arrested.
  • Hassan Assadi Zeidabadi is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Mostafa Badkoubei is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • National Front member Houtan Dolati arrested.
  • Saman Hamidi is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Behzad Houshmand-Mavid is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Jamileh Karimi, reformist activist, arrested at her home in Shiraz.
  • Political activist Hossein Kiani was arrested in Amol, Mazandaran.
  • Mohsen Mohagheghi is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Mohammad-Reza Moghiseh is back to Evin.
  • Kamiar Parsa is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Seyyed Shahaboldin Razavi is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Mohammad Rezaei is back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Majid Sedaghat is back to Evin at the end of furlough.

C-Liberations

  • Blogger and poet Reza Akvanian released.
  • Goran Bahrami, workers’ rights activist, was released on bail from Kermanshah prison.
  • Labor activist Vafa Ghaderi has been released on 50 million toman bail from Sanandaj prison.
  • Abolfazl Ghasemi freed (sentence commuted).
  • Amir Gorshasabi freed (sentence commuted).
  • Saman Hamidi-Azadi freed (sentence commuted).
  • Labor activist Khaled Hosseini has been released on 50 million toman bail from Sanandaj prison.
  • Labor activist Hamed Mahmoudnejad has been released on 50 million toman bail from Sanandaj prison.
  • Mohammad Negari, workers’ rights activist, was released on bail from Kermanshah prison.
  • Majid Sedaghat freed (sentence commuted).
  • Ali Shariati freed (sentence commuted).
  • Javad Zakeni freed (sentence commuted).

 

D-Other News

  • Alireza Karami KheirAbadi, a security prisoner, after 10 days in a coma in the hospital while handcuffed and shackled to the hospital bed, died.
  • Hossein Mirzakhan dies of injuries sustained almost 4 years after Election.
  • Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison chief resigns. On last day as head of Adel Abad prison, Mr. Ali Mazaffari visited Saleh Moradi and Kasra Nouri , hugged them and asked for forgiveness.
  • Journalist and activist Hengameh Shahidi was taken to hospital with heart problems.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Blogger, Mojtaba Daneshtalab sentenced to 6 months for criticising leadership.
  • Davar Hosseini-Vojdan had his sentence commuted.
  • Seyyed Alireza Seyedian had his sentence commuted.
  • One hanging in Bandar-Abbas prison.

 

University – Culture

  • Iran’s cyber army attacks new website of Mohsen Kadivar.
  • Journalist Siamak Ghaderi expelled from IRNA under Minister of Intelligence’s pressure..

 

Protests

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Iran abroad

  • Egypt suspends commercial flights from Iran after protests.
  • Iran has released a number of Saudi boats along with their crews in response to the release of 15 Iranian nationals.
  • Denmark ends support on anti- narcotics program in Iran.
  • ‘Because of good behavior’, Iran sanctions lifted on three companies.
  • President of Burundi meets supreme leader during a visit in Iran.
  • Sheikh Khaled bin Hilal, Chairman of the Oman Parliament, visits Iran.

 

Iran Economics

  • Human kidneys for transplant selling for $10,000 in Iran.
  • Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moqaddam, Chairman of the Majlis Planning, Budget and Assessment Committee, saidduring  a meeting with the representatives of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, “The rate of economic growth is zero or below zero and negative”.
  • Iran’s imports from the UK nearly doubled in the last Iranian year.
  • Iran Khodro signs agreement to operate in Tunisia.
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Iran Politics

  • Saudi diplomat ‘barred’ from leaving Iran.
  • “Moderate” presidential candidate Hassan Rohani promises bill of rights.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Flooding damages infrastructure of several cities in Iran.
  • Quake, 6.3 magnitude, strikes near Iran’s nuclear city Bushehr. Iran declares three-day mourning period following a major earthquake that killed at least 37 people.
  • Iran to launch taxi driving Faculty in Tehran.
  • Iran develops a national Google Earth.

 

 

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