News from Iran – Week 21 – 2014



Prisoners’ News


  • Transfers


  • Ali Moezi back to general ward in Rejaei Shahr back from solitary.



  • Hossein Farzin back to Vakil-Abad prison at the end of furlough.
  • Mehdi Kargar, Kurdish activist, arrested in Javanroud.
  • Laeegh Karimi, Kurdish activist, arrested in Paveh.
  • Arash Mehdi-Khani Kurdish sunni, arrested in Sanandaj.
  • Mohammad Mehrabani, Kurdish activist, arrested in Paveh.
  • Pouria Nouri, brother of dervish Kasra Nouri, arrested in Shiraz and released the same day.
  • Mohammad Nourizad arrested in Shiraz.
  • Farideh Shah-Goli, leftist activist, arrested to serve her 3 years sentence.



  • Mohammad-Amin Abdollahi on a 18 day furlough.
  • Akbar Azad temporarily released.
  • Setareh Davari released from Evin.
  • Golrokh and Shidrokh Firouzian, Baha’i from Semnan, freed at the end of their 6 months sentence.
  • Yaghoub Khezri, Kurdish cultural activist, freed from Mahabad prison.
  • Jamil Mohammadi, workers’ rights activist, released on bail.
  • Behzad Nabavi political activist, freed after serving his sentence.
  • Mohammad-Reza Partoei (Kourosh), christian convert, released on parole.


D-Other News

  • Hasan Javani, political activist is on hunger strike in Bandar Abbas prison.


News of injustice in Iran

  • Arash Moghadam-Aslanpour (Ashaei), Zoroastrian cultural activist, sentenced by Appeals to 8 years.
  • Abdol-Ghafour Ghalandari, Gonabadi dervish, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Kurdish lawyer Masoud Shamsinejad sentenced to 4 months in prison.
  • Maryam Sharbatdar-Ghods, wife of Feizollah Arab-Sorkhi, sentenced to 1 year suspended for 5 years.
  • 1 hanging in Karoun prison.
  • 4 hangings in Ghazvine on Saturday.
  • 10 executions in Kerman on Saturday.
  • 2 hangings in Zahedan on Monday.
  • 5 hangings in Rajaei Shahr on Monday.
  • One hanging in Mashhad prison.

University – Culture

  • Course of Human Rights removed at the University of Tehran.
  • Kurdish musician Abbas Kamandi, has passed away.
  • Instagram blocked on judiciary request.



  • Students protest in Tabriz University during speech of Ahmadinejad’s minister.
  • 200 reed-cutters from the Karoon Shooshtar Agro-Industry ended four days of protest in front of the Tehran Social Security Offices.


Iran abroad

  • Rouhani attends CICA in Shanghai.
  • Rouhani meets Poutin and Ban Ki Moon in Shanghai.
  • Zarif meets Turkish FM Davutoglu in Shanghai.
  • Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian visited Yemen.


Iran Economics

  • China’s Metallurgical Group Corp to invest $347 million to build steel plant with 1 million tons production capacity/year in Iran’s Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari.


Iran Politics

  • MP Ali Motahari called to protest against house arrest.
  • Rouhani stands up for 6 arrested dancers of Pharrell Happy.



  • Khorramabad attorney assassinated in Ahvaz.


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