News from Iran – Week 38 – 2013


Prisoners’ News


  • After more than 100 days in solitary confinement, Akbar Amini was transferred to Ward 350.
  • Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish Amir Eslami returned to Evin prison from Taleghani hospital.
  • Namegh Mahmoudi is back to Rejaei Shahr after one month in Sanandaj Intel.
  • Reza Naghavi (Behrouz) transferred to Evin 350 after being severely tortured by Fata police.
  • Foad Rezazadeh, Sunni activist, transferred to Rejaei Shahr prison.
  • Sunni prisoner Farzad Samadi transferred to solitary confinement.
  • Student activist Maryam Shafiepour transferred to hospital.
  • Prisoner Mehdi Tarekh from Bojnourd moved to Evin 350.



  • Mehdi Dolati Darabad begins serving his 5 years sentence in Evin 350.
  • Majid Dori is back to Ahvaz prison at the end of his furlough.
  • Hossein Javadi, Sunni activist, sent to Rejaei Shahr prison to serve rest of his 5 years sentence.
  • Farzad Mahdavi, Azeri civic activist, arrested in Sahand stadium in Tabriz.
  • Ahmad-Reza Nejad, writer and blogger, arrested at the airport when leaving the country.
  • Activist Arvin Sedaghat-Kish (Daftare Tahkim Vahdat) summoned to serve 3-year sentence in Evin 350.
  • Green Movement Activist Omid Shah Moradi summoned to serve his three years in Evin.



  • Student activist Vahid Aligholipour released from prison after completing his 1 year sentence.
  • Mohsen Aminzadeh freed.
  • Mahsa Amrabadi freed on parole.
  • Ebrahim Babaei released on furlough.
  • Nader Babaei freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Feizollah Arab-Sorkhi freed.
  • Soghra Gholamnejad freed on parole.
  • Maryam Jalili freed on parole.
  • Mahboubeh Karami freed on parole.
  • Ali Khodabakhsh freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Zhila Makvani freed on parole.
  • Kefayat Malek Mohammadi freed on parole.
  • Mir-Taher Mousavi is freed.
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh is freed.
  • Farah Vazehan freed on parole.
  • Mohammad-Ali Velayati freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Mitra Zahmati freed on parole.
  • Hossein Zarrini freed at the end of his sentence.


Other News

  • 130 Sunni prisonners in Rejaei Shahr prison go on hunger strike for one day.
  • In support of AdelAbad prisoners, dervishes of ward 350 shaved their hair.


News of injustice in Iran

  • 10 years exile for Seyyed Ahmad-Reza Ahmadpour reduced to 2 years.
  • Bahram Akhouninejad, Azeri activist, sentenced to 91 days in prison.
  • Salman Chayan, Ahvazi activist, sentenced to 25 years in exile in Yazd.
  • Sentence of 1 year suspended for Masoumeh Dehghan, Abdolfatah Soltani’s wife, upheld by Appeals.
  • 3 years sentence of Baha’i Hamid Eslami confirmed by Appeals.
  • Naser Kazempour, Azeri activist, sentenced to 91 days in prison.
  • Detained Kurdish journalist brothers Khosrow and Masoud Kordpour acquitted but remain in custody.
  • Hamid-Reza Mohajerani, cultural counselor in Iranian embassy in Qatar, sentenced to 5 years in prison.
  • Hashem Hossein-Panahi, Kurdish cleric, sentenced to 6 years in prison and 30 lashings.
  • Ali Jishat, Ahvazi activist, sentenced to death.
  • Yasin Mousavi, Ahvazi activist, sentenced to death.
  • Majid Sefidani, Azeri activist, sentenced to 6 months in prison.
  • 3 years sentence of Baha’i Rahman Vafaei confirmed by Appeals.
  • One public execution in Ghaemshahr.
  • 3 hangings in Aligoudarz prison, Lorestan.
  • One hanging in Ghazvin.
  • 4 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Thrusday.
  • 2 hangings in Tonekabon, one public.


University – Culture

  • Some professors forced into retirement return to Allamah University.
  • Farhad Daneshjoo removed as head of Free University.
  • Mohammad Khodadadi appointed managing director of IRNA.
  • Rasoulof at his arrival in Iran summoned and his personal belongings confiscated.



  • Expelled and suspended students gathered in front of Allameh University.
  • Human-chain protest brings halt to mining activities near Kerman.


Iran abroad

  • Iran and United Nations signed an agreement on humanitarian aid in the Middle East, including Syria.
  • EU court annuls sanctions against Iranian shipping line.
  • Last 42 residents of Ashraf camp sent to another camp near Bagdad.


Iran Economics

  • 76 Employees of Lovashan Cement Factory dismissed.
  • 1200 workers of Saveh Rolling & Profiles Mills Co. haven’t been paid wages for 3 months.
  • Export Development Bank removed from list of sanctions


Iran Politics

  • Rouhani tells Revolutionay Guards to stay out of politics.
  • Iran’s only Jew MP will go with Rouhani to UN general assembly.
  • Hesamoddin Ashna appointed a Cultural Advisor to Rouhani.
  • Jalili appointed to the Expediency Council.



  • Around 3,640 suicide [2,530 men and 1,110 women] cases registered in Iran per year.
  • A Kurdish citizen killed in Tehran by police after being beaten and kicked.
  • Iran triumph in Wrestling Worlds first day.
  • Cholera appears in Iranshahr.


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