News from Iran – Week 30 – 2013

Mehdi Karroubi
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Prisoners’ News

Transfers

  • Kurdish political prisoner Ahmad Tamooei transferred from Rejaei Shahr to Urmiah.
  • Shahin Dadkhah, previous nuclear negotiator, transferred to solitary.
  • Ebrahim Babaei, Saeed Matinpour, Amir-Khosro Dalirsani, Houtan Dolati, Mohammad Ebrahimi, Siamak Ghaderi are back in Evin 350 from solitary.
  • Ayat Mehrali-Biglou, Mahmoud Fazli, Behboud Gholizadeh, Shahram Radmehr, Dr. Latif Hasani transferred from Tabriz prison to Evin then to Rejaei-Shahr.
  • Veteran prisoner Nader Jani transferred from Evin prison to hospital.
  • Mehdi Karroubi transferred to hospital twice in one week.

 

Arrests-Detentions

  • Hamid-Reza Farzaneh, member of Rouhani campaign, arrested.
  • Maryam Naghash, begins serving her 5 years sentence in Evin.
  • Baha’i Zhinoos Rahimi begins serving her 1 year sentence in Evin.
  • Blogger Peyman Roshanzamir arrested.
  • Yousef Salehzadeh, Kurdish citizen, arrested in Bokan.

 

Liberations

  • Environmental activist Hamid Reza Farzaneh released on bail.
  • Baha’i Manizheh Nasrolahi released from Evin after serving out her 3 1/2 years sentence.
  • Mohsen Rahmani the activist arrested at pro-Rouhani rally, released on bail.

 

Other News

  • Vahid Alighalipour, Saeed Haeri, Saeed Jalalifar, Soroush Sabet, Fereydoun Seidi-Rad, Reza Shahabi begin hunger strike to protest guards raiding Evin’s ward 350.
  • 160 Sunni political prisoners at Rejaei-Shahr on 2 day hunger strike.
  • Phone lines of political prisoners disconnected in Ahvaz prison.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Mehdi Amerouni, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Ostad Hasan Damirchi (Mohammad-Hasan Hargeli) sentenced to 6 months in prison for teaching music without persmission.
  • Farzad Darvish-Sarvestani, Dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 1 year in prison + 3 years exile in Sistan-Baluchistan.
  • Bizhan Haghighi, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Roxana Foroughi, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Shahin Lahouti, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 1.5 years in prison.
  • Arash Mohammadi sentenced to 6 months in prison.
  • Saleheddin Moradi Sarvestani, Dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison + 3 years exile in Hormozgan.
  • Behzad Nouri, Dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison + 3 years exile in Bushehr.
  • Farzaneh Nouri, Dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison + 3 years exile in Khuzestan.
  • Eskandar Rezaei, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Masoud Rezaei, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 5 years in prison.
  • Mohammad Roghangir (Vahid), Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 6 years in prison.
  • Soroush Saraei, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 1.5 years in prison.
  • One hanging in Khorramabad on Sunday.

 

University – Culture

  • Kambiz Derambakhsh wins Grand Prize at Turkish cartoon contest.
  • The Website of Sunni cleric Mowlana Abdolhamid blocked.
  • Playwright, theater director, Mahmoud Ostad Mohammad, 63, has died of cancer.
  • Iranian students win four silvers in 45th International Chemistry Olympiad.

 

Protests

  • Kurdistan Iron Foundry workers demonstrate in front of the Parliament.

 

Iran abroad

  • In Cairo, search od an Iranian TV station’s offices.
  • A 24 year old Iranian woman jailed in Dubai for reporting having been raped.
  • Iran invites world leaders to Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony.
  • Gunmen abduct Iran embassy employee in Yemen.
  • Indonesia tightens visa rules for Iranians.
  • 77 Iranians released from UAE prisons on the occasion of Ramadan.
  • U.S. makes it easier to sell medical supplies to Iran.
  • Four men stand trial in Hamburg for having violated the Iran trade embargo.

 

Iran Economics

  • Insurance of construction workers stopped.
  • Salmas dam workers dismissed and sent on compulsory leave.
  • Renault and Iran cooperate for new cars production.
  • Kazem Jalali, a leading member of the Majlis Research Committee, said that “point-to-point” annual inflation for food items is now 61%.

Iran Politics

  • A fatwa allows Iranians to drink during Ramadan.

 

Miscellaneous

  • 3 Iranian climbers missing at Broad Peak, Pakistan.
  • Several Iranian refugees missing on a boat that sank en route to Christmas Island.
  • Water supply interrupted in some districts of Tehran because of heat wave.

 

As usual, list of political prisoners in Iran: http://hyperactivist.info/ipr.html

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