lundi 14 juillet 2014

Week 22 - 2013

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Maurice Bagheri was transferred to Rasht prison.
  • Hamid Hadisi was transferred to Rasht prison.
  • Ebrahim Khosh-Sirat was transferred to Rasht prison.
  • Amanollah Mostaghim transferred to Rejaie Shahr.

B-Arrests-Detentions
  • Zahra (Mahboubeh) Mansouri is back to Evin in the middle of her chimiotherapy.
  • Mehdi Nouri, arrested again last week, calls his family to advise he is in Tabriz prison.
  • Green Movement activist Ashkan Zahebian  re-arrested in Babol.

D-Other News
  • Dr. Mehdi Khazali begins a new hunger strike in Evin 209.
  • 2,100 prisoners end hunger strike in Ghezel Hesar prison.

News of injustice in Iran
  • 5 years imprisonment for Mahmoud Beheshti the former spokesperson of Iran Teachers Union.
  • Hamid Eslami, Baha’i from Shiraz, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Nava Khalousi, Baha’i from Mashhad, sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.
  • Nika Khalousi, Baha’i from Mashhad, sentenced to 6 years in prison.
  • Mahsa Mahdavi, Baha’i from Mashhad, sentenced to 8 months in prison.
  • Adib Shoaei, Baha’i from Mashhad, sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • Kaveh Taheri sentenced to 3 years in prison + 50 million toman fine.
  • Rahman Vafaei, Baha’i from Shiraz, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • 1 Afghani and one Iranian hanged in Rajaei Shahr on Thursday.

University – Culture
  • Chicago film student Anahita Ghazvinizadeh wins Cannes prize.
  • Internet at Qazvin University cut off ahead of elections.

Protests
  • Shortages of flour and bread in Ardabil and Khuzestan trigger public protests in both provinces.
  • Tehran metal market businesses announce another strike in protest over VAT and fluctuations in dollar values.

Iran abroad
  • Iran grants Syria $7 billion loan
  • Canada bans all imports, exports with latest Iran sanctions.
  • U.S. blacklisted eight companies in Iran's petrochemical industry.
  • Jahanbakhsh Mozzafari named new ambassador in Italy.

Iran Economics
  • Armenia cites high price as reason for stopping import of Iranian gas.
  • Japan’s crude imports from Iran slumped 96 %.
  • The Central Bank reported 30.8% inflation in the past year.
  • One of Iran’s petrochemical companies files lawsuit in international court against Turkish Company Next Chemicals for non-payment of its debts.

Iran Politics
  • Ali Larijani appointed Majlis Chairman sixth consecutive year.
  • After first presidential debate on Iranian TV, in an Isna Poll:
    •  Aref 43%, 
    • Ghalibaf 13%,
    • Haddad Adel: 0,4 %.
    • Jalili 6%
    • Rezaei 11,
    • Rouhani 17%
    •  Velayati 3 

Miscellaneous
  • Guardian launches a database of Iran's prisoners of conscience http://t.co/wxvIFztLq3.
  • Karim Lahiji becomes president of FIDH.

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