lundi 14 juillet 2014

Week 25 - 2013

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Zhila Bani-Yaghoub transferred to Tehran clinic, then to hospital for one night after an object fell on her head.
  • Ali Moezi exiled from Evin prison to central penitentiary of Karaj.
  • Afshin Osanlou transferred to hospital after suffering a heart attack in Evin.

  • Ali Raouf, workers’ rights activist, arrested in Tehran.
  • Arash Mohammadi, student activist, arrested during election celebration in Tabriz, severely beaten, he launches a hunger strike.
  • Arash Nasirzadeh begins serving his 6 months sentence in Evin.
  • Behnam Nikzad, member of Rouhani campaign, arrested in Tabriz.
  • Ali Orojzadeh, member of Rouhani campaign, arrested in Tabriz.
  • Hasan Saremi, brother of Ali Saremi executed in 2010, arrested together with his children Shahla and Hamed Saremi.
  • Amin-Farid Yahyaei, member of Rouhani campaign, arrested in Tabriz.
  • Pezhman Zafarmand arrested again.
  • More than 90 civilians and activists arrested in Tabriz.

  • Omid Abdolvahabi, a Tehran-based reporter for the Mardomsalari newspaper and the Reform website released.
  • Jounalist Ali Ghazali released
  • Shirin Mir-Karimi  released.
  • Mohammad Parsi, arrested during Rohani meeting, released.
  • Jounalist Foad Sadeghi released.

D-Other News
  • Azizollah Samandari receives New Zealand “Supreme Commitment Award”.

News of injustice in Iran
  • Vahid Haghani, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 44 months in prison.
  • Mojtaba Seyyed-Alaedin Hossein, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 52 months in prison.
  • Ehsan Houshmand sentenced to one year suspended.
  • Detention extended for one week for Jamileh Karimi.
  • Mehdi Koukhian, Azeri activist, sentenced to 1 year in prison by Appeals.
  • Saeed Madani sentenced to 6 years in prison and 10 years of exile.
  • Mohammad (Kourosh) Nasiri sentenced to 11 years in exile for Facebook participation.
  • Mohammad-Reza Partoei (Kourosh), Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 44 months in prison.
  • Homayoun Shokoohi, Christian from Shiraz, sentenced to 52 months in prison.
  • Sentence canceled for political activist Abbas Valizadeh on appeal.
  • One hanging in Rejaei Shahr prison.
  • 14 unannounced executions in Hormozgan prisons.
  • Abolition of public hangings due to international demands and Human Rights in Ghazvin.

University – Culture
  • Famous musician Jalil Shahnaz died.
  • Famous writer Fahimeh Rahimi died.
  • Several printing facilities closed down in Qom for publishing unlicensed material and unauthorized books.
  • Iran’s Ministry of Science puts a halt to forcing university professors into early retirement.
  • Iranian films in Moscow Festival lineup.

  • Protest rally against destruction of heritage homes in Yazd.
  • Protesters in Kermanshah chant, “Leave Syria alone, think of us instead!” 

Iran abroad
  • USA, Great Britain and France declared readiness to work with new president.
  • UK's Supreme Court quashes British sanctions on Iranian bank.
  • Iran seizes two UAE fishing boats in Gulf, arrests 13.
  • FM meets Swiss Ambassador to Tehran.

Iran Economics
  • Azmayesh Factory workers have not been paid for 9 Months.
  • 220 jobs lost after tobacco factory closed down.
  • Iran currency the rial gains 9% in just one week: 1US$=33,000 rial.
  • Iran Supreme Audit Court: Central Bank devalued national currency.

Iran Politics
  • Final Results: 
    • Total 36704k. 
    • Rouhani 18613k, 
    • Ghalibaf 6077k, 
    • Jalili 4168k, 
    • Rezaee 3884k, 
    • Velayati 2268k, 
    • Gharazi 446k
  • Ahmadinejad summoned to court following a complaint from Larijani.
  • Official results of Tehran council: 18 principalists and 13 reformists.
  • To improve the working relations between the two branches, Rouhani appointed Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, to represent the executive branch and Ali Larijani appointed Mohammad Reza Bahonar to represent the legislative branch.
  • Ahmadinejad went to Khamenei 3 times before the election asking for a Supreme Leader decree for Mashaei's qualification to run, he refused.

  • Iran qualifies for next year football World Cup to be held in Brazil.

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