News from Iran – Week 28 – 2013


Prisoners’ News


  • Mostafa Daneshjou, dervishes’ lawyer, transferred to hospital.
  • Mehdi Motamedi-Mehr exiled to Rejaei Shahr.



  • Ebrahim Babaei back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Noura (Samitra) Falah, Baha’i from Isfahan, arrested again and released the same day.
  • Editorial member and Journalist of Shargh newspaper, Ali Khodabakhsh, arrested, taken to Evin to serve 1 year sentence.
  • Labor Activist Behnam Khodadadi arrested in Esfahan.
  • Mohammad-Sadegh Rabani back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Samira Razaghi student of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences arrested and released after 2 days.
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh is back to Evin after furlough.
  • Ghader Zarei Kurdish activist arrested in Urmia
  • Samim Zarei, Baha’i from Sanadaj arrested.
  • 50 people were reportedly arrested in Karaj for water games.
  • Qesham Official announces arrest of “Taliban member”.



  • National-Religious activist Reza Aghakhani has been released on bail after 6 weeks in solitary.
  • Journalist Masoud Bastani released on furlough.
  • Behnam Ebrahimzadeh released on furlough, his son suffers from leukemia.
  • Baha’i Leva Khanjani released on furlough.
  • Workers’ rights activist Jalil Mohammadi released on bail from Sanandaj prison.
  • Student prisoner Ali-Akbar Mohammadzadeh on furlough.
  • Roein Otoufat member of National Religious activists released on bail.


Other News

  • Mohammad-Amin Agooshi, Kurdish prisoner exiled in Zahedan, is on hunger strike.
  • Basma Rahman-Ahmad-Rashid Al-Jabouri, Iraqi citizen, commits suicide in Evin Intel ward.


News of injustice in Iran

  • Nasim Ashrafi, Baha’i from Tehran, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Workers’ rights activists Behzad Farajollahi and Khaled Hosseini sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Sahand Mahali, Seyyed Jamal Mousavi, Ali Samadpour and Hamid Tohidi each sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • 4 hangings in Urmia, 3 executions in Ardebil and 11 in Zahedan on Saturday.
  • 5 hangings in Ghazvin on Sunday.
  • 3 hangings in Ardebil and 3 hangings in Kermanshah on Monday.
  • Hand amputation of a young man working in a Mashhad hotel.


University – Culture

  • Iran opens national email service (aspromised 30 monthsago)
  • Shiraz Payam Nour University English Literature student Aida Bandi expelled from the university for being of Baha’I faith.



  • 235 dismissed Zagros steel plant workers gather in protest in Ghorveh.


Iran abroad

  • 500 Iranians expelled from UAE.
  • Another Iranian dies in Syria defending Zeynab shrine.
  • Oil minister Rostam Ghasemi attended a one-day international conference on energy security in Frankfurt.


Iran Economics

  • Iran central bank eliminates cheaper dollar rate.
  • Increase in Iranian electricity exports to Turkey.



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