mardi 15 juillet 2014

Week 36 - 2013

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Political prisoner Reza Akvanian transferred from solitary to 3 person cell.
  • Jahangir (Houshang) Badozadeh transferred to criminal ward of Urmia prison.
  • Rozhin Paya, Kurdish political prisoner, transferred from Urmia to Yasuj prison to serve the 3 remaining years of her 6 years sentence.
  • Maryam Shafeepour transferred from solitary to general ward in Evin.
  • Ahmad Tamooei transferred to criminal ward of Urmiah prison.

B-Arrests-Detentions
  • Naser Karimi arrested at his work place in Bokan.
  • Prominent Reformist Seyed Ahmad Mousavi summoned and taken to prison in Shiraz to start serving his 4 months sentence.
  • 30 people arrested at the Salar Aghili's concert iIn Tehran.
  • 22 Sufi arrested in Esfahan.

C-Liberations
  • Hasan Abdollahi, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 24 months sentence.
  • Masoud Abdollahi, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 22 months sentence. 
  • Member of the central committee of the Alumni Association, Hasan Asadi-Zeidabadi released on a 48 hour furlough.
  • Nemat Azadkhah, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Senior Mousavi advisor Ghorban-Ali Behzadiannejad released on furlough from Evin.
  • Ayoub Ebrahimzadeh, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Yousef Feizi, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Shirkoo Ghamarivand, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Political prisoner Asadollah Hadi released from Evin on a 7 day medical furlough.
  • Mashallah Haeri released on furlough.
  • Student activist Bahareh Hedayat released from Evin on a 3 day furlough
  • Political prisoner Mahboubeh Karami released on 3 days furlough.
  • Abdolwahab Maroofzadeh, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Hadi Moloudi, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Baha'i prisoner Amanollah Mostaghim on medical furlough.
  • Mohammad Najari, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 18 months sentence.
  • Jafar Pouya, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • Kaveh Rasoulpour, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 18 months sentence.
  • Seyyed Taha Rahimi, Sunni prisoner of Rejaei Shahr prison, freed at the end of his 20 months sentence.
  • End of 4 years prison political prisoner Mohsen Sadeghi Nour released.
  • Hassan Saremi released / His children transferred to the general ward.

D-Other News
  • Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki ends his hunger strike.

News of injustice in Iran
  • One prisoner hanged in Shiraz on Saturday.
  • One hanging in Khomeiny Shahr prison.
  • One hanging in Karoon prison on Tuesday.
  • One public hanging in Isfahan on Tuesday.
  • One public hanging in Ilam on Wednesday.
  • One hanging in Sanandaj prison on Wednesday.
  • A man publicly lashed in front of his house in Sava.
  • 21 Sarand Camp earthquake volunteer workers were acquitted of the charge of conspiring against national security : 
    • Misagh Afshar
    • Navid Khanjani
    • Vahed Kholousi
    • Farid Rohani
    • Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki
    • Shayan Vahdati - 
  • Omar-Ghader Abdollahi’s Peugeot was confiscated.
  • Suspect in the case of Sattar Beheshti’s murder charged with quasi-premeditated murder.
  • Yadollah Dashti, an Azari civil activist sentenced to 6 months imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad.
  • Supreme Court has overturned the 15 years imprisonment and exile to Borazjan sentence of Abdolreza Ghanbari giving him 10 years.
  • Mohammad Gharibi’s Peykan was confiscated.
  • Ghasem Goudarzi, a Balouch, was tortured and killed for being a Sunni.
  • Azarbaijan civil activist Ali Hedayati sentenced to 5 months imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad.
  • Omid Mahmoudi’s Peykan was confiscated.
  • Teymour Naderzadeh’s Peykan is confiscated.
  • Foad-Ahmad Nouri’s Peugeot was confiscated.
  • Bahman and Mokhtar Rahimi’s Peykans were confiscated.
  • Mohammad-Yavar Rahimi’s Jeep is confiscated.
  • Keykhosro Sharafipour’s Peykan is confiscated.

University – Culture
  • Persian poet Simin Behbahani gets Janus Pannonius award.
  • Blind Iranian music maestro Ali Jafarian passes away.
  • Iran Caretaker minister fires controversial head of university: Sadreddin Shariati.
  • Daneshjoo News site is hacked.
  • The president of Amir Kabir University was sentenced to be suspended in public service for two years.
  • Newspaper "Haft Sobh" was convicted.
  • Passports of 2 Sunni students studying in Saudi Arabia confiscated; they can’t continue their studies.
  • Telluride Film Festival Silver Medal awarded to Mohammad Rasoulof.

Protests
  • Third protest of the death row's families in front of Parliament.
  • Zagros Steel workers protest against the lack of employment contracts.

Iran abroad
  • Iran freed 6 Slovak gliders arrested for spying.
  • EU court drops seven companies from Iranian sanctions list.
  • Iran ordered militants in Iraq to attack the American Embassy in Baghdad if the U.S. strikes Syria.

Iran Economics
  • $20 billion deficit predicted in Iranian annual budget.
  • Layoff of 50 West Steel's workers returning from summer vacation.
  • Dismissal of four thousand workers of construction in Boroojerd.
  • $1= 32,250 rials
  • 60 per cent of Iran’s airplanes grounded.
  • Interior Minister: "70% of Our Cities Are Bankrupt".
  • Value of Iran’s saffron exports exceeds $53million in five months.
  • Irans aluminum output increases 7 percent.
  • Well-known global oil companies to be invited for negotiations and investment in Iran’s oil industry.
  • Economy Minister: Iran facing a crisis of 8.5 million job seekers.
  • VP Mohammad Bagher Nobakht: budget to be slashed by 28%; predicted revenues not achievable.

Iran Politics
  • Iran to set up forced labour camp for drug smuggling prisoners.
  • Iranian agency drops Rafsanjani remarks critical of Syrian government.
  • Majid Ansari, former VP in Khatami government, appointed VP for parliamentary affairs 
  • Reformist wins lead position on Tehran City Council.
  • Rouhani and FM tweet best wishes to Jews for Rosh Hashanah.
  • Rouhani selects prominent economist Prof. Masoud Nili as his Economic Advisor.
  • Iran's President puts Foreign Ministry in charge of nuclear negotiations.
  • Morteza Sarmadi (first deputy foreign minister), Mehdi Danesh Yazdi (Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs)  Majid Takht-Ravanchi (Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and America Affairs), Seyed Abbas Araghchi (current Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs), Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (current Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs) and Hasan Ghashghavi (current Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates’ Affairs) will remain in their posts.
  • Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan has named Reza Talainik as his deputy for legal and parliamentary affairs.
  • Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli has appointed Sowlat Mortazavi as his senior adviser.

Miscellaneous
  • Ayatollah Abdul-Hamid Masoumi Tehrani met with some Baha'i activists.
  • Cholera outbreaks in Kerman province.
  • FM Zarif condemns the killing of Jews by the Nazis saying Iran has never denied the holocaust.


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