News from Iran – Week 06 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Mohammad Banazadeh-Amirkhizi transferred back from hospital to Rejaei Shahr prison.

  • Mehdi Karroubi transferred to his own home but still under house arrest.

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Yousef Ab-Kharabat sent to Mahabad prison to serve his 2 years sentence.

  • Jamal Abdel-Khazar, recently converted to Sunni Islam, arrested and sent to Karoun prison in Ahvaz.

  • Emad Arab, Green Movement activist, sent to Evin to serve his 9 months sentence.

  • Gholamreza Khalili, lawyer, arrested in Tabriz.

  • Ali-Hadi Maali, recently converted to Sunni Islam, arrested and sent to Karoun prison in Ahvaz.

  • Abdollah Mohie-Ahmad, recently converted to Sunni Islam, arrested and sent to Karoun prison in Ahvaz.

  • Mohammad Molanaei, 76 years old, sent to Mahabad prison to serve his 1 year sentence.

  • Zia Nabavi is back to Ahvaz prison at the end of furlough.

  • Abdel-Rahim and Foad Salamat, recently converted to Sunni Islam, arrested and sent to Karoun prison in Ahvaz.

  • Vahed Seyyedeh sent to Mahabad prison to serve his 2 years sentence.

  • Khalil Taheri, recently converted to Sunni Islam, arrested and sent to Karoun prison in Ahvaz.

  • 14 people arrested in Shush.

C-Liberations

  • Mohammad-Sajad Ahmadi freed after serving his sentence.

  • Mahmoud Bagheri released on furlough.

  • Anvar Ghoreishi released on bail.

  • Bahram Hasaninejad released on bail.

  • Ali Rashidi released on furlough.

  • 27 miners of Chadormanlou mine released.

D-Other News

  • Samkoo Khalghati launches hunger strike.

  • Women’s political prisoners ward in Evin is without hot water and the ward is cold: outside temperature -5C.

News of injustice in Iran

  • Ahmad Bahrami sentenced to 11.5 years in prison in exile.

  • Ali Ranjbar sentenced to 11.5 years in prison in exile.

  • 7 secret hangings in Bandar Abbas prison in 2 days.

  • 15 hangings in Chabahar prison.

University – Culture

  • Journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin receives Hero of Press Freedom 2014 award.

  • Baha’i student Farshad Farzan deprived of higher education.

  • Intelligence Ministry withdraws complaint against press association.

Protests

  • Asphalt workers arrested after protests over firing.

Iran abroad

  • Zarif meets Kerry in Munich.

  • Swedish FM Carl Bildt is visiting Iran.

  • US sanctions against Iran state broadcasting temporarily removed.

Iran Economics

  • Iran has received the first installment of $4.2 billion in frozen assets.

  • A 140 member senior French delegation is in Tehran to discuss foreign direct investment in various fields, including banking, monetary, oil, natural gas and petrochemical sectors.

  • Japan makes first oil payment to Iran in a year.

Iran Politics

  • Aaleddin Boroujerdi, the head of parliament’s National Security Commission, joined the Nuclear Committee of the Supreme Council of National Security, linking Parliament to the nuclear negotiations.

  • The office of Mosharekat party sealed once again in Tehran.

  • Live interview with Rouhani ready to air delayed by IRIB head because of fight over journalists in charge of the interview.

Miscellaneous

  • Schools and offices closed in Zabol because of air pollution.

  • 500,000 people without gas, electricity and water because of snow.

  • Graduate level university entrance exam postponed a week due 2 Tehran’s heavy snowfall.

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

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