News from Iran – Week 40 – 2013

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Prisoner News

Transfers

 

  • Ghazi Abbasi (Khanfari), sentenced to execution, transferred from Kazeroun prison to Intel.
  • Political prisoner Khaled Hardani transferred to an unknown location.
  • Mokhtar Rahimi, sentenced to execution, transferred from Rejaei Shahr to an unknown location.
  • Kaveh Veisi, sentenced to execution, transferred from Rejaei Shahr to an unknown location.

 

Arrests-Detentions

  • Davoud Aghamirzaei, political activist, arrested at home.
  • Farzad Aslani, Kurdish citizen from Dehgolan, arrested.
  • Mehrdad Farmani, student activist and blogger, arrested in Shiraz.
  • Salah Iran-Khah, Kurdish citizen from Marivan, arrested.
  • Azeri activist Akbar Mohajeri arrested and sent to Tabriz prison to serve his 4 months sentence.
  • Ehsan Molavi-Far, student activist and blogger, arrested in Shiraz.
  • Jabar and Masoud Rahimi, Kurdish citizens from Dehgolan, arrested.
  • Five Kurdish workers arrested in Damavand in Tehran province.
  • 2 people arrested for insulting president.

 

Liberations

  • Amir Chamani freed from Tabriz University.
  • Abdollah Jafari has been released on bail.
  • Sam Keshmiri has been released on bail.
  • Shahabeddin Mortazavi has been released on bail.
  • Arash Nasirzadeh has been released on bail.
  • Kamiar Parsa has been released on bail.
  • Journalist Isa Saharkhiz is free.
  • Hamed and Shahla Saremi, children of Ali Saremi, who was executed, released on bail.
  • 743 prisoners released in Kerman province.

 

Other News

  • Hamed Ahmadi, sentenced to execution, is on hunger strike in Ghezel Hesar.
  • Jahangir and Jamshid Dehghani, sentenced to execution, are on hunger strike in Ghezel Hesar.
  • Kamal Molaei, sentenced to execution, is on hunger strike in Ghezel Hesar.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Souran Daneshvar, Kurdish student, acquitted of all charges.
  • Student activist Mohammad Kohnepoush was found guilty of collaboration with a banned Kurdish group and sentenced to 1 year, suspended for 5 years.
  • Saman Mahmoudi, Kurdish citizen, acquitted of all charges.
  • Workers’ rights activist Shahrokh Zamani sentenced to 6 additional months for insulting the leader.
  • 8 executions in Urmiah prison.
  • 5 men and one woman hanged in Rejaei Shahr on Sunday.
  • 2 hangings in Shahr-e-Kord prison.
  • 6 executions in Yazd prison.

 

University – Culture

  • CNN website unfiltered in Iran.
  • The Past by Asghar Farhadi, will represent Iran at the Oscars ceremony.

 

Protests

  • Families of prisoners sentenced to execution protest in front of Parliament.

 

Iran abroad

  • US gives million-dollar cup back to Iran.
  • Two European parliamentary delegations to visit Iran by mid-October.
  • Iran sanctions in U.S. Senate delayed before Geneva talks.
  • Before the participation in the session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Larijani will visit Croatia (6 October) and Serbia (October 7).

 

Iran Economics

  • Iran makes payments on old loans to World Bank.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Tehran Police seize 100-ton consignment of smuggled medicine.
  • 6 persons died of cholera in Iran.
  • Commander of Iranian Cyber War Headquarters assassinated.

 

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

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