News from Iran – Week 08 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Rasoul Badaghi transferred to solitary in Rejaei Shahr.

  • Mostafa Daneshjou transferred ot Tajrish hospital.

  • Kurdish journalist Adnan Hasanpour transferred from Marivan to Zabol prison.

  • Hamid-Reza Moradi-Sarvestani transferred ot Tajrish hospital.

  • Amanollah Mostaghim transferred to hospital;  granted new furlough.

  • Shahrokh Zamani transferred to solitary in Rejaei Shahr

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Nima Abbaspour arrested on Native Language day.

  • Akbar Abolzadeh arrested on Native Language day.

  • Asghar Akbarzadeh arrested on Native Language day.

  • Mohammad Akhoundi-Cheikharali arrested on Native Language day.

  • Babak Alizadeh arrested on Native Language day.

  • Saeed Anvarizadeh arrested on Native Language day.

  • Akbar Azad, Azeri activist arrested in Tehran.

  • Meysam Azadi arrested on Native Language day.

  • Abbas and Hossein Balakhani arrested on Native Language day.

  • Ozgour Banaei arrested on Native Language day.

  • Kazem Barjesteh, member of Mousavi campaign, arrested to serve his 5 years sentence.

  • Beitollah Barzegar arrested on Native Language day.

  • Alireza Bidar arrested on Native Language day.

  • Mousa Chologhli arrested on Native Language day.

  • Jalal Dorougari arrested on Native Language day.

  • Alireza Farshi Azeri activist arrested in Tehran.

  • Hossein Farzin begins serving his 11 months sentence in Vakilabad.

  • Behnam Fatehi Azeri activist arrested in Tehran.

  • Esrafil Fatollahzadeh arrested on Native Language day.

  • Ali Feizpour arrested on Native Language day.

  • Morteza Ghodrati arrested on Native Language day.

  • Rahim Gholami arrested on Native Language day.

  • Mir-Yasin Hosseini arrested on Native Language day.

  • Ahad Hosseinzadeh arrested on Native Language day.

  • Arash Jafari arrested on Native Language day.

  • Meisam and Sajad Jolani arrested on Native Language day.

  • Sajad Khalilnejad arrested on Native Language day.

  • Saeed Khazar arrested on Native Language day.

  • Moharam Khorsha arrested on Native Language day.

  • Sajad Khoshghadam arrested on Native Language day.

  • Rahman Kolibari arrested on Native Language day.

  • Abbas Lisani arrested on Native Language day.

  • Adel Marandi arrested on Native Language day.

  • Siamak Mardani arrested on Native Language day.

  • Saeed Masoum-Nia arrested on Native Language day.

  • Afshin Mohammadi arrested on Native Language day.

  • Fardin Moradpour arrested on Native Language day.

  • Mojtaba Mousavi, Azeri activist, arrested in Tehran.

  • Asghar Naderi arrested on Native Language day.

  • Vahid Nariman arrested on Native Language day.

  • Aydin Neshati arrested on Native Language day.

  • Shapour Nosratpour arrested on Native Language day.

  • Ebrahim Nouri arrested on Native Language day.

  • Mohammad Rahmani-Far arrested on Native Language day.

  • Tohid Rezaei arrested on Native Language day.

  • Jafar Rostami arrested on Native Language day.

  • Rouzbeh Saadati arrested on Native Language day.

  • Hamed Sadeghi arrested on Native Language day.

  • Vahid-Kiak Sar-Faezpour arrested on Native Language day.

  • Ebrahim Savalan arrested on Native Language day.

  • Behnam Seifi, Azeri activist, arrested in Tehran.

  • Ahmad Shahrabi, Sunni Muslim, arrested in Iranshahr.

  • Abbas Sobh-Molaei arrested on Native Language day.

  • Esrafil Soltanian, Azeri activist, arrested in Tehran.

  • Vahid Yousefian arrested on Native Language day.

  • Mehdi Zanjir-Balaghi arrested on Native Language day.

  • Vahid Zarei arrested on Native Language day.

  • 50 arrests in Azerbaijan on Native Language day.

 

C-Liberations

  • Workers’ rights activist Vafa Ghaderi freed at the end of his sentence.

  • Alireza Rejaei released on furlough.

 

D-Other News

  • Rasoul Badaghi begins a hunger strike.

  • Mohammad Banazadeh-Amirkhizi begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Hamid-Reza Borhani begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Khaled Herdani begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Samkoo Khalghati banned from visits.

  • Saleh Kohandel begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Mohammad-Ali (Pirouz) Mansouri begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Saeed Masouri begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Misagh Yazdanejad begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Naseh (Ayhan) Yousefi begins a hunger strike in support of Badaghi and Zamani transfer to solitary.

  • Shahrokh Zamani begins a hunger strike.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Mehdi Jafarzadeh, Kurdish cultural activist living in Khorasan, sentenced to 1 year in prison.

  • Sentence confirmed by Appeals for Saeed Madani: 6 years in prison of which 4 to be served in Bandar Abbas + 10 years in exile in the same town.

  • Arash Moghadam-Aslani sentenced to 8 years in prison.

  • Bashir Nazari sentenced to 1 year in prison.

  • 2 public hangings in Karaj on Saturday.

  • 2 hangings in Noshahr on Monday.

  • 2 hangings in Zanjan on Monday.

  • 8 hangings in Ghezel Hesar on Tuesday.

  • 4 hangings in Ghazvine on Tuesday, one of them public.

  • 4 hangings in Kerman on Tuesday.

  • One public hanging in Khoy on Wednesday.

  • 6 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Wednesday.

  • One public hanging in Shiraz on Wednesday.

 

University – Culture

  • Amir Pourmand Third Prize Winner of 2013 World Press Photo “Moments Before Hanging”.

  • First issue of Aseman, a new daily newspaper; banned after 6 days.

  • IRGC launches first semi-private TV network in Iran.

  • TV halts series after protesters claim it insults tribe.

  • Prominent playwright, poet, and author Mansour Koushan died of cancer in Norway exile.

 

Protests

  • Bakhtiari tribes hold protests in several towns.

  • Sunni death row prisoners’ families gathered in front of Rouhani’s office.

 

Iran abroad

  • Rouhani receives Turkmenistan FM in Tehran.

  • Ashton meets Zarif in Vienna on Monday.

  • Deputy FM Ghashghavi met his Egyptian counterpart in Tehran.

  • Zarif meets Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz in Vienna.

  • Al-Qaeda linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Beirut targeting Iran cultural center and killing four people.

  • One Iranian asylum seeker killed and scores injured in Papua New Guinea retention camp.

  • Iranian Embassy in London reopens after 2 years.

 

Iran Economics

  • 110 Workers of “Pishro Masaleh” laid off with 2.5 months of unpaid wages.

 

Iran Politics

  • Iran lifts ban on Reuters News agency.

  • More than 40 ambassadors and consuls to be replaced says Zarif.

  • Mohammad Hossein Omid is the new president of Tehran University.

 

Miscellaneous

  • 2 workers die in a fire in Kyan Tyre factory in Eslamshahr.

 

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

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