A Prisoner Severely Beaten in Zahedan Prison

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Narouee, prisoner in the central prison of Zahedan, has been severely beaten by the head of prison. The beating was so severe that it broke his fingers and injured his face. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mehdi Narouee, prisoner in the central prison of Zahedan, was severely beaten by Mohammd Ali Alizadeh, head of prison, after he protested against the disagreement with his furlough and his request for visits by prison judge on March 5, 2018. The beating was so…

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A Student Arrested in Tehran

HRANA News Agency – Banafsheh Cheraghi, student of social sciences at Tehran University, was arrested at her house and taken to an unknown location by security forces on March 5, 2018. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Banafsheh Cheraghi, student of social sciences at Tehran University, was arrested on March 5, 2018. A source close to Ms. Cheraghi informed HRANA that Ms. Cheraghi had been arrested at her house and taken to an unknown location by security forces on March 5, 2018. The first wave…

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Three Death Sentences Carried Out in Tabriz

HRANA News Agency – Three prisoners were executed on charge of “murder” in Tabriz Central Prison on 26 November 2017. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), On Sunday, 26 November 2017, three prisoners were executed on charge of “murder” in the central prison of Tabriz. The identity of one of these prisoners which has been confirmed by HRANA is: Taher Amini, 30, from Maragheh, imprisoned in ward 9 of Tabriz Central Prison. So far, the identities of two others who were detained in ward…

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Three Student Activists Sentenced to Imprisonment

HRANA News Agency – Mohsen Haghshenas, student of Stage Designing at Tehran University, was convicted by Tehran Revolutionary Court on charges of gathering and collusion with the intention of committing a crime against the security of the country and disturbing public order by taking part in illegal gatherings, to two years imprisonment. Leila Hossein Zadeh and Sina Rabiei, two other student activists, were sentenced to eight years imprisonment in total and a ban on leaving the country. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA),…

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UN Should Keep Engaging Iran on Its Human Rights Record by Renewing Special Rapporteur’s Mandate

Rights Violations Continue Under President Rouhani’s Watch February 22, 2018 — Iran’s deteriorating human rights record requires the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic to maintain constructive pressure on the government and magnify the voices of activists inside the country. “Renewing the mandate of the special rapporteur will send a strong signal to the Islamic Republic that the international community is watching and expects the government to produce tangible improvements,” said Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of…

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Iran Execution: Six prisoners, Including a Juvenile Offender, Facing Execution In Days

Iran Human Rights : At least six prisoners from different wards were transferred to solitary confinement at Rajai Shahr Prison to be executed. Omid Rostami, a juvenile offender, is one of the prisoners. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, February 12, at least six prisoners from different wards were transferred to solitary confinement at Rajai Shahr Prison to be executed. Most of them were sentenced to death on murder charges. Some of them are identified as: Masoud Taghipour from ward 6, Mohammad Saleh Dolatabadi from ward…

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At Least 9 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

HRANA News Agency – At least 9 prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least 9 prisoners were executed in various Wards of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, mostly charged with “murder”, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The prisoners were transferred to solitary confinements on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The identities of six of these executed prisoners have been confirmed by HRANA as; 1- Hassan Amn Zadeh from Ward six 2- Farshid Karimi from Ward ten…

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“This is Slavery” 30 Sugar Plant Workers Arrested in Iran For Demanding Unpaid Wages

Police arrested more than 30 protesters on the fourth day of a strike by hundreds of workers on February 4, 2018, at a major sugar plant near the city of Shush, in Iran’s Khuzestan Province. In a video message posted on his Telegram channel on February 4, 2018, prominent labor activist Jafar Azimzadeh said the workers at the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industrial Company were being treated like slaves. “Where in the world have you seen workers not being paid their wages that are four times below the poverty line, and then ask the special [security] forces…

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Woman Arrested For Removing Hijab in Tehran Refuses to Repent Despite Facing 10 Years in Prison

Narges Hosseini, who was arrested for protesting Iran’s compulsory hijab, refused to appear in court to face charges punishable by up to 10 years, including “encouraging immorality or prostitution.” “Ms. Hosseini did not even appear in court to express remorse for her action. She said she objects to the forced hijab and considers it her legal right to express her protest,” Hosseini’s lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on February 5, 2018. Hosseini, 32, has been in detention since January 29, 2018. She was unable to…

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Iranian Hardline Cleric Says Protesters Should be Sentenced to Death

A Friday prayer leader in Tehran has called for the death penalty to be issued to citizens who participated in the weeklong protests that erupted across Iran in December 2017. “In our theology, the ruling against those who pour into the streets in opposition to a just Islamic ruler, cause fires or kill people… is death,” said Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami during a sermon on February 2, 2018. Khatami is a member of the chairing committee of the Assembly of Experts, the constitutional body that select’s the country’s ruler. He continued: “If you want…

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