News from Iran – Week 23 – 2013


Prisoners’ News


  • Seyyed Ebrahim Bahrami, Mohammad-Ali Sadeghi, Mohsen Esmaili, Mohammad-Ali Dehghan Gonabadi dervishes, transferred to solitary in Adel-Abad prison.


  • Reza Aghakhani, Hossein Behiraei, Nasrollah Lenshi, Alireza Akbarzadeh, members of National-Religious party, arrested.
  • Mohsen Barzegar, student and political activist, begins serving his 2 years sentence in Babol.
  • Saeedollah Behdashti, Mohammad Ehtesham, Farzad Eslami, Shirin Mir-Karimi, Nafiseh Nikbakht, Milad Panahipour, Mohammad Parsi, Mohsen Rahmani arrested during a meeting of Rohani campaign.
  • Mohammad-Reza Farid, Saeed Safi, and Hamid-Reza Ghadiri, newly converted Christians, arrested in Isfahan.
  • Afshin Keshtgari, student activist, begins serving his prison sentence in Shiraz.
  • Seyyed Zia-Oldin-Reza Tofighi head of Rafsandjani campaign and Head of the Revolution Mujahideen in Boyer-Ahmad and Kohgiluyeh province arrested.


  • Mehdi Khazali was released on bail; he had been on hunger strike for 140 days.
  • Gonabadi Dervishes member Saleh Moradi released after 22 months in jail.

D-Other News

  • Vahid Asghari refuses to appear in court.
  • Arash Sadeghi, student activist detained in Evin, begins a hunger strike after being beaten again.

News of injustice in Iran

  • Gonabadi Dervish, Saleh Moradi, sentenced to one year in prison and one year of exile.

University – Culture

  • Pro-Ahmadinejad Iranian state newspaper “Iran” shut down for 6 months, 2 weeks before elections.
  • Server provider of Mehr ordered to filter Mehr’s interview with Managing Director of Sarat news criticizing filtering of Sarat.


  • Gonabadi dervishes gather in front of Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz.
  • Cab drivers in Kamyaran, Kurdistan Province, have gone on strike to protest against low fares.

Iran abroad

  • FM congratulates Nasrallah on anniversary of second Lebanon war.

Iran Politics

  • Ghods Force commander Ghasem Soleimani will help presidential candidate Ghalibaf.


  • 6 Iranians have died and 348 others have been poisoned after drinking methanol alcohol in Rafsanjan City.
  • Ayatollah Taheri Esfehani has died. He supported the student movement especially in 1999.

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