News from Iran – Week 49 – 2013

Poetry for Iran, from December 2009
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Prisoners’ News

Arrests-Detentions

  • Rasoul Abdollahi, Christian convert, transferred to Evin 350 to serve his 3 years sentence.
  • Reza Ahmadinejad, Webmaster of Aftab News, arrested.
  • Masoud Ghasemkhani, Facebook activist, arrested and sent to Evin.
  • Amir Golestani, Facebook activist, arrested and sent to Evin.
  • Ali-Asghar Honarmand, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • Hashem Hossein-Panahi, Kurdish Sunni cleric, summoned to Evin to serve his 3 years sentence.
  • Roya Irani, Facebook activist, arrested and sent to Evin.
  • Akbar Jabari arrested because of Facebook comments criticizing nuclear deal.
  • Fariborz Kardar, Facebook activist, arrested and sent to Evin.
  • Samad Khatibi, film maker living in the Netherlands, arrested upon his return.
  • Mohammad-Hossein Mousazadeh, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • Maliheh Nakhaei, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • Nasim Nikmehr, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • Mohammad-Sadegh Rabani-Amleshi is back to Evin at the end of his furlough.
  • Sara Sajadpour, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • Seyed Masoud Seyed Talebi, Facebook activist, arrested and sent to Evin.
  • Amir Tataloo, underground singer, arrested.
  • Abbas Vahedi, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • Ali-Reza Vaziri, working for Naranji web site, arrested in Kerman.
  • 439 Afghans arrested in 4 months in Kerman.
  • Over 20 social activists arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

 

Liberations

  • Osman Ghadernejad, Kurdish political prisoner, freed before the end of his sentence.
  • Mohammad-Amin Ghaderzadeh, Kurdish political prisoner, freed before the end of his sentence.
  • Mohsen Mir-Damadi released on furlough.
  • Ali and Osman Molanejad, Kurdish political prisoners, freed before the end of their sentence.
  • Farhad Sabok-Rouh, Christian convert, freed from Ahvaz prison.
  • Naser Tarighi, Kurdish political prisoner, freed before the end of his sentence.
  • Naser Zamen-Dezfouli, Christian convert, freed from Ahvaz prison.

 

Other News

  • Political prisoner Houtan Dolati on hunger strike to protest against medical negligence.
  • Narges Mohammadi named Honorary Citizen of Belgium Louvain.
  • 1,800 prisoners of Ghezel Hesar end their hunger strike.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Ahmad-Reza Ahmadpour sentenced to 100 days in prison for writing to the leader.
  • Fariba Ashtari, Baha’i, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Murder file of blogger Sattar Beheshti closed without any charge.
  • Farzad Ebrahimi Sunni prisoner of conscience, sentenced to execution.
  • Farzad Honarjoo (Abou-Bakr), Sunni prisoner of conscience, sentenced to execution.
  • Erfan Majidi, Kurdish political activist, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Shabnam Motahed, Baha’i, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Keivan Momeni-Fard, Sunni prisoner of conscience, sentenced to execution.
  • Iman Rashidi, Baha’i, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Gharib Sharifzadeh, Kurdish political activist, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Kamil Sharifzadeh, Kurdish political activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Publicly lashing punishment for a Kurdish citizen in Takab.
  • One execution in Zahedan.
  • 3 executions in Rasht on Sunday.
  • 2 executions in Bandar Abbas on Sunday.
  • One hanging in Gachsaran prison.

 

University – Culture

  • The Iranian cartoonist Behruz Firouzi has won the first prize at the 17th edition of the international competition FaxforPeace, FaxforTolerance in Spilimbergo, Italy.
  • Writers Association of will hold ceremony in memory of Mohammad Pouyandeh and Mokhtari this Friday in Karaj.
  • Newspapers Neshat and Hammihan will not be published.
  • Three Sunni students summoned, threatened and banned from education.
  • Professor Mohammad Kazem Motamednejad dies at 79. He was named Iran’s Father of Communication Studies.

 

Protests

  • Dozens of workers protest in Kermanshah.
  • Iraqi Kurds protest on behalf of Iranian Kurds in Erbil.
  • Students of Shiraz University of Technology stage protest.

 

Iran abroad

  • Javad Zarif visits Kuwait and Oman.
  • UK chargé d’affaires Ajay Sharma makes 1st visit to Tehran.
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets Iran’s Supreme Leader.
  • Iraqi Kurds protest on behalf of Iranian Kurds in Erbil.
  • Rouhani meets Syrian Prime Minister.

 

Iran Economics

  • Stock exchange index reaches new record high, 121% jump since beginning of March 2013.
  • Medicine imports to Iran rise 40% in month0

 

Iran Politics

  • Iran minister of labour revokes huge bonuses unlawfully awarded to directors of Social Security Organization..

 

Miscellaneous

  • Bomb neutralized in Abadan-Mahshahr pipeline.
  • Alireza Razm-Hosseini was appointed as governor-general of Kerman and Abdolmohammad Zahedi as governor-general of Kurdistan.
  • 4 Iranian cities rank in 10 most polluted cities of the world.

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

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