News from Iran – Week 52 – 2013

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Asadollah Asadi transferred to Evin 290 solitary and back to 350 after two days.

  • Reza Shahabi, workers’ rights activist transferred back from hospital to Evin.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Mohsen Barzegar, student activist, arrested again.

  • Ahmad Baziar, Christian, arrested during a religious ceremony in a house church.

  • Poet Fatemeh Ekhtiar arrested and sent to Evin.

  • Anwar Ghoreishi arrested in Divandareh.

  • Keyvan Karimi, Kurdish film maker, arrested in Tehran; assumed to be in Evin.

  • Behnam Mahmoudzadeh, Kurdish citizen, arrested in Bokan.

  • Political activist Mehdi Maleki arrested at home.

  • Poet Mehdi Mousavi arrested and sent to Evin.

  • Faegheh Nasrollahi, Christian, arrested during a religious ceremony in a house church.

  • Amir-Hossein Nematollahi, Christian, arrested during a religious ceremony in a house church.

  • Mastaneh Rastegari, Christian, arrested during a religious ceremony in a house church.

  • Mozhdeh Zohouri (Fahandezh), Baha’i, arrested in Gorgan.

 

C-Liberations

  • Political prisoner Amir-Reza Arefi (Peyman)was released on 1 Billion Tomans bail to attend funeral services for his mother and wife.

  • Kobra Banazadeh-Amirkhizi released at the end of her sentence.

  • Naser Behjati freed from Mahabad prison after serving 7 of his 18 months sentence.

  • Kurdish political prisoner Karim Rahmanzadeh released from Mahabad prison after serving 8 months of a 22 months sentence.

  • Alireza Rajabian-Fard released on furlough.

 

D-Other News

  • Sina Azimi banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Esmail Barzegari ends hunger strike after 60 days.

  • Omid Behrouzi banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Mehdi Dolati-Darabad banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Hamid Eslami banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Mehdi Fazeli-Far banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Khaled Herdani is on hunger strike.

  • Mohammad-Sedigh Kaboudvand banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Afshin Karampour banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Omid Kokabee banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Farshid Yadollahi banned from taking Payam-e-Noor University exams.

  • Workers’ rights activist Shahrokh Zamani is on hunger strike.

  • 1900 female prisoners deprived of hot water in Gharchak Varamin prison.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Jabar, Javad and Malek-Mohammad Abadian sentenced to execution.

  • Behzad Asiaei, cultural activist, sentenced to 1 year in prison.

  • 1 year sentence reduced to 8 months by Appeals for Baha’i Ardeshir Fanaian.

  • Sentence reduced to 6 months by Appeals for Baha’is Golrokh and Shidrokh Firouzian.

  • Nazmin Heidari, Kurdish citizen, sentenced to life term.

  • Arash Kamancheh, cultural activist, sentenced to 1 year in prison.

  • Saber Mamedi, Kurdish citizen, sentenced to life term.

  • Nezam-Oldin Molazadeh sentenced to execution.

  • Afshin Nadimi, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, sentenced to 6 years.

  • Molavi Abdolghafar Naghshbandi, sentenced to 13 years in prison + exile.

  • Molavi Fatehi Mohammad Naghshbandi, Friday Imam of Zahedan, sentenced to 15 years in prison + exile in Khalkhal.

  • Kaveh Rahimi, cultural activist, sentenced to 1 year in prison.

  • Abdolmalek Rakhshani (Molavi), Friday imam in Kerman province, sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  • Mehrdad Sabouri, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, sentenced to 8 months.

  • Parvin Zandi, cultural activist, sentenced to 1 year in prison.

  • One hanging in Zahedan on Saturday.

  • 3 persons flogged publicly in Dehdasht.

  • 4 hangings in Urmiah on Thursday.

 

University – Culture

  • Access to WeChat blocked.

  • Non-payment of University professors and staff’s salaries over 2 years.

  • Families gathered in front of Khamenei’s house to prevent execution of Sunni prisoners.

 

Protests

  • Thousands protest in Ahvaz to save Karoun River.

  • 500 workers of Isfahan Polyacril on strike again.

  • Rally at University of Science and Technology in memory of student prisoners.

  • Miners in Sirjan protest for delayed wages.

  • Employees of Iran’s Rural Telecommunication Department have gathered in front of the Majlis and called on them to look into their demands related to insurance and wages

Iran abroad

  • Italian FM Emma Bonino arrives in Tehran to meet Rouhani, Zarif and Larijani.

 

Iran Economics

  • 11 workers laid off in Sanandaj Natural Resources nursery.

  • Indian tea exports to Iran double.

 

Iran Politics

  • Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati appointed Hassan Mehrabi as director general of press and media section in the ministry.

 

Miscellaneous

  • 227 dead in wave of air pollution in Tehran.

  • Iran made gasoline seen as pollution factor.

  • Rockets hit MEK camp in Iraq: 2 casualties.

 

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

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