News from Iran – Week 51 – 2013


Prisoner News


  • Ramin Abdolian-Iranshahi, writer, arrested.
  • Mohammad-Amin Akrami, Facebook page administrator, arrested.
  • Mohsen Mir-Damadi back to Evin at the end of furlough.
  • Eighan Shahidi is back to Rejaei Shahr at the end of furlough.
  • Mehdi Reyshahri-Tangestani, Facebook page administrator, arrested.
  • 10 Bakhtiari nomads arrested in Masjed Soleiman in Khuzestan province.



  • Amir-Khosro Dalirsani freed after serving his sentence.
  • Masoud Ladoni released from Karoun prison on medical furlough.


Other News

  • Mother and wife of Amir-Reza Arefi (Peyman) die in a car crash after visiting him in Masjed-e-Soleiman prison.
  • Houtan Dolati ends his hunger strike.
  • Maryam Shafipour transferred to prison infirmary after falling unconscious.
  • Mohammad-Hasan Yousef-Pourseifi ends his hunger strike.


News of injustice in Iran

  • Kurdish activist Babak Abbasi sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • Kurdish activist Jahanbakhsh Ahmadi sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • Kurdish activist Goran Bahrami sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • Kurdish activists Arash and Ghaneh Hatemi sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • Kurdish activist Mohammad Negari sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • Sentence of 5 years maintained by Appeals for Kurdish activist Farough Samani.
  • Kurdish activist Motasem Shafiei sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • One hanging in Rasht on Sunday
  • One hanging in Ghazvin on Sunday.
  • One hanging in Bam.
  • One hanging in Zahedan on Tuesday.
  • 3 hangings in Urmiah prison.
  • 4 hangings in Rasht on Wednesday.
  • 2 hangings in Semnan on Monday.
  • 8 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Wednesday.


University – Culture

  • Student activist Farshad Soltani illegally expelled from Urmia University.



  • Tabnak” newspaper website’s workers went on strike.


Iran abroad

  • A ten-member Japanese delegation of judicial officials visited Evin prison.
  • Illegal transfer of 87 billion euros from Iran to Turkey.
  • UNGA Resolution on Human Rights in Iran passes by 86 to 36.
  • Erdogan minister has received $50 million bribe from Iranian businessman.
  • EU parliamentarians visiting Iran meet female Majlis members.
  • Former Italian foreign minister visits Iran.


Iran Economics

  • More than 250 workers of steel foundry in Asadabad.
  • USD1 = 2944 tomans.


Iran Politics

  • Hojjatol-Eslam Mohammad Sadegh Salehi appointed governor of Qom province.



  • 3 Iranian guards killed by a roadside bomb in South-East Iran.

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