News from Iran – Week 48 – 2013

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Prisoner News

Transfers

  • Esmail Barzegari transferred to solitary after 32 days hunger strike.
  • Soheil Babadei transferred to solitary for filing a complaint against a judge.

Arrests-Detentions

  • Sajedeh Arab-Sorkhi, daughter of Feizollah Arab-Sorkhi, arrested and released on bail the day after.
  • Keyvan Dehghani, Baha’i from Isfahan, begins serving his 6 months sentence in Vakil Abad prison.
  • Manouchehr Khalousi, Baha’i, arrested in Mashhad.
  • Leva Khanjani is back to Evin prison at the end of her furlough.
  • At least 45 Facebook users arrested in Tehran.

Liberations

  • Mohammad Ebrahimi pardoned.
  • Abbas Haghighi, Javad Lotfi, Kiomars Rahimi, Ahmad Saberi, workers’ rights activists, released on bail.

Other News

  • Rasoul Heidarzadeh on hunger strike to protest against Esmail Barzegari transfer to solitary confinement.
  • Prisoners in ward 2 of Ghezel Hessar prison on hunger strike to protest against 11 executions.
  • In last 20 days Gharchak women’s prison has only had 3 hours of running water a day and no hot water at all during this period.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • One public execution in Khonj.
  • 11 executions in Ghezel Hesar prison.
  • 4 prisoners hanged in Bandar Abbas prison.
  • One hanging in Kersmanshah prison.

 

University – Culture

  • House of Cinema reopens.

 

Protests

  • Family of death row prisoners rally in front of Majlis.

 

Iran abroad

  • Lebanese Parliament speaker visiting Iran meets President Rouhani and his counterpart Larijani.
  • Iran seizes two Saudi fishing vessels in Gulf.
  • United States has released $8 billion dollars in frozen Iranian assets.
  • First Vice-President meets Turkish FM.
  • U.S. extends Iran oil sanctions waivers to China, India, South Korea.

 

Iran Economics

  • Iran’s first oil agreement following Geneva talks – Indonesia.
  • Senior executives of Renault and Peugeot arrive in Tehran to attend the international car industry conference.

 

Iran Politics

  • Ahvazi insurgents attack gas pipeline.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Earth quake of magnitude 5.8 in Bushehr region: 8 dead, 56 injured.
  • AC Milan legends visit Iran.

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

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