dimanche 6 juillet 2014

Week 39 - 2012

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Kurdish political prisoner Shahram Eliasi (life imprisonment) transferred from Evin prison to Rajai Shahr prison.
  • Hamid Eslami, Baha’i transferred to Adel Abad prison in Shiraz.
  •  tFarhad Lahorianransferred to solitary in Sanandaj prison.
  • Anwar Hossein-Panahi transferred from Sanandaj prison to an unknown location.
  • Human Rights Activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was transferred to Evin prison from Tabriz prison.
  • Hesam Salavati transferred to solitary in Sanandaj prison.
  • Rahman Vafaei, Baha’i transferred to Adel Abad prison in Shiraz.

B- Arrests/Incarcerations
  • Blogger/translator Hamidreza Abdollahi was arrested in a raid of his home Sept 19.
  • Fereydoun Aghazadeh (Atila), Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Asgar Akbarzadeh, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Meysam Azadi, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Journalist Masoud Bastani returned to prison Friday after 10 days out on furlough.
  • Adeleh Cheraghi was arrested Sept 24. Her husband labor activist Alireza Askari recently released on bail.
  • Rahim Gholami, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Hamid Ghorbanalizadeh, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Faezeh Hashemi arrested to serve her 6 months sentence
  • Mehdi Hashemi arrested for interrogations.
  • Ahmadinejad's media advisor Aliakbar Javanfekr arrested and sent to Evin to start serving 6 months sentence.
  • Abbas Lisani, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Hasan Maadikhah arrested to serve his sentence.
  • Former Gorgan city council member Abdolnaser Maihimini arrested in a raid of his son's home in Tehran while visiting him.
  • Siamak Mirzaei, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Greens supporter activist Shokrollah Nazari arrested in a raid of his home in Shiraz.
  • Ali Ranjbar, blogger and translator, arrested on 13 Sep.
  • Student activist Esmail SalmanPour who was released on bail on 12 Sept, arrested.
  • Kianoosh Tohidi, Azeri activist, arrested during a memorial in Khoy.
  • Blogger/Mazandaran University student Mani Tavakoli arrested on his way back home from Tehran.
  • Taraneh Torabi, Baha’i, sent to Semnan prison to serve her 20 months sentence with her baby.

C-Liberations
  • Sarand earthquake relief volunteer worker Mohammad Arjomandirad was released from Tabriz prison.
  • Babak Dashab released after finishing 3 year prison term.
  • Vahed Kholoosi, aid worker from Sarand camp, released from Tabriz prison.
  • Milad Panahipour, aid worker from Sarand camp, released from Tabriz prison.
  • Sarand earthquake relief volunteer worker Farid Rohani was released from Tabriz prison.
  • Activist Ali Samadpour  released on bail after 83 days in detention.
  • Sarand earthquake relief volunteer worker Shayan Vahdati was released from Tabriz prison

News of injustice in Iran
  • Ayoub Asadi sentenced to 20 years in prison in exile.
  • Anisa and Keyvan Dehghani sentenced by Appeals to 6 months each.
  • Fakhroldin Faraji sentenced to 30 years in prison in exile.
  • Chengiz Ghader Kheiri sentenced to 40 years in prison in exile.
  • Sentence of 4 months suspended for Davood Khodakarami maintained by Appeals.
  • Azari activist Hamidreza Ranjbar sentenced to 3 years + 74 lashes by court in Tabriz.
  • Sentence of 1 year for Ebrahim Rashidi upheld by Appeals.
  • Mohammad-Hossein Rezaei sentenced to 30 years in prison in exile.
  • Sentence of 6 months + 6 months suspended for Rouzbeh Saadati confirmed by Appels.
  • Sanaz Tavassoli sentenced by Appeals to 6 months.
  • One person hanged on Saturday.
  • One hanging in Semnan on Tuesday.
  • 11 hangings in Ghezel Hesar on Wednesday, one in Evin.
  • Six hangings in Ghezel Hesar on Thursday.

University – Culture
  • Student activist Vahid Abedini denied PhD studies again by Tehran University.
  • Google and Gmail have been filtered in Iran.
  • Jomhouri Eslami halves number of pages because of paper crisis.
  • The head of Cultural and Social Branch of the Ministry of Education announced the decision to enforce uniforms for college students.
  • Iran boycotts the 2013 Oscars (in the wake of the anti-Islam film).
  • 180,000 academics leave Iran each year.
  • Iran Gender Equality site is hacked.
  • Some government offices have installed VPN and filter-breakers to use Gmail.
  • 17 sunni teachers banned from teaching in Kurdistan province.
  • Iran bans Shargh Daily, reformist paper.
  • Iran scraps cheaper foreign currency for studies abroad.

Protests
  • 10000 workers in Iran in a petition to the government: Faltering economy, unfair labor practices jeopardize our livelihoods.
  • Teachers rally in front of Parliament, again.

Iran Economics
  • $1 = 2460 tomans on Saturday, 2475 on Sunday, 2530 on Monday, 2523 on Tuesday, 2630 on Wednesday, 2700 on Thursday.
  • 200 workers lose their job due to auto factory not being able to import parts from France due to sanctions.
  • According to the head of the Retired Workers Society, 80% of the retired workers are under the poverty line.
  • Luxury car imports up 30%.
  • Faced with a lack of funds and credit needed to continue construction of the Ahvaz Metro, the project managers imposed a forced vacation on most employees.
  • MP: Inflation rate in price of food items is 46%.

Iran  abroad
  • Big money helps remove MEK, Iranian opposition group from terror list.
  • US have issued over 100 Visas to Ahmadinejad's entourage so far for his 2012 UN visit to New York but refused 20 others among them Mohammad Shaikhan and Mohammad Jafar Behdad.
  • Pro- regime Iranian journalist killed by Syrian rebels.
  • Ramin Mehmanparast, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, attacked by protesters in New York.
  • Students demand expulsion of French Ambassador from Tehran.
  • Iran to set up Holy Prophet stand at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012.

Miscellaneous
  • Iran accused Siemens of implanting tiny explosives inside equipment Iran purchased for its nuclear program.
  • Iran ranks 3rd in Islamic countries for suicide after Sudan and Tunisia.
  • 3 earthquakes jolted Tehran province, near city of Tehran, Varamin, Damavand and Rey.