dimanche 6 juillet 2014

Week 42 - 2012

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Following announcement of hunger strike, imprisoned retired teacher Mohammad-Amin Agoshi moved to solitary cell.
  • Ali Moezzi was transferred to Ward 240 of Evin prison for solitary confinement.
  • After 18 months in solitary, political prisoner Farid Soroori moved to Hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison.
  • Labor activist Shahrokh Zamani was taken out of Tabriz prison handcuffed and shackled, he was moved to Dezful Prison then to Rejaei Shahr .

B- Arrests/Incarcerations
  • Hana Aghighian, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Vahid Alighalipour leftist student goes to Evin to serve his 1 year sentence.
  • Camelia Bidelian, Baha’i from Minoodasht, arrested with husband during raid against their home.
  • Houshmand and Maryam Dehghan, Baha’is from Gorgan, arrested during raid against their home.
  • Farhad Fahandezh, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against his home.
  • Roxana Foroughi, Christian from Shiraz, arrested and sent to Intelligence detention.
  • Sheyda Ghodousi, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Political prisoner Mashallah Haeri's daughter Negar Haeri  arrested for following up on her dad's case.
  • Bizhan Haghighi, Christian from Shiraz, arrested and sent to Intelligence detention.
  • Behnam Hosseini, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against his home.
  • Shahnam Jazbani, Baha’i from Minoodasht, arrested with wife during raid against their home.
  • Kamal Kashani, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against his home.
  • Shahin Lahooti, Christian from Shiraz, arrested and sent to Intelligence detention.
  • Mahmoud Maghari, preeminent Bazaar activist, arrested.
  • Soudabeh Mehdinezhad, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Navid Moalemi, Baha’i from Minoodasht, arrested with wife during raid against their home.
  • Mitra Nouri, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Eskandar Rezaei, Christian from Shiraz, arrested and sent to Intelligence detention.
  • Mohammad Roghangir (Vahid), Christian from Shiraz, arrested and sent to Intelligence detention.
  • Shiva Rouhani (Mohiti), Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Shohreh Samimi, Baha’i from Minoodasht, arrested with husband during raid against their home.
  • Farahmand and Pooneh Sanaei, Baha’is from Gorgan, arrested during raid against their home.
  • Soroosh Saraei, Christian from Shiraz, arrested and sent to Intelligence detention.
  • Parivash Shojaei (Fanaian), Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Former Allameh University student activist Nasim Soltanbeigi reported to Evin to start serving 3 years sentence.
  • Farahnaz Tabianian, Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.
  • Nazi Taghighi (Khalkhi), Baha’i from Gorgan, arrested during raid against her home.

C-Liberations
  • Labour activist Alireza Asgari released on bail on medical grounds.
  • Adeleh Cheraghi wife of labor activist Alireza Asgari was released on bail.
  • Release of Vahid Zardy, Christian Artist, from Mashhad prison.

D-Other News
  • Imprisoned teacher Mohammad-Amin Agooshi started a hunger strike; his son had sold a kidney to be able to visit his father.
  • Mohammad Nazari ended his hunger strike.
  • Detained Green leader Moussavi and Rahnavard were allowed a 3 hour family visit at his home.
  • Incarcerated blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki’s family threatened by Tabriz Intelligence.
  • Security forces attack Isa Saharkhiz visitors in hospital.
  • Jailed Human Rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh launched a hunger strike protesting violations of her legal rights.
  • After 10 days, political prisoner and cancer patient, Farah Vazehan, ends her hunger strike.
  • Imprisoned former member of Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat student organisation, and a member of the Pan Iranist Party, Shahin Zeinali denied family visits.
  • Women political prisoners in Evin staged a sit-in protest protesting violations of their legal rights.

News of injustice in Iran
  • Baha'i Anisa Fana'ayan sentenced to 22 months in prison.
  • Hassan Ghanbari, Azari activist, sentenced to 2 years suspended for 5 years.
  • Civil rights activist Masoud Hosseinzadeh court proceedings held without a lawyer present.
  • Alireza Khanlari, Baha’i, sentenced to 6 months in prison.
  • Reza Malek, former Intelligence Ministry agent serving 12-year prison term got extra 2 years for insulting leader.
  • Hamid Monafi Nazarlou, Azari activist, sentenced to 2 years suspended for 5 years.
  • 85 years old Baha’i Mohammad Hossein Nakhei sentenced to 3 years in prison in Birjand.
  • Appellate court has sentenced Trade union activist Pedram Nasrollahi to 19 months in prison.
  • Former Tehran mayor and senior member of Iran Freedom Movement Mohammad Tavasoli  sentenced to 11 years + 5 years ban on political activities and journalism.
  • 5 executions on Sunday
  • 2 Executions in Shahroud on Thursday.

University – Culture
  • Head of IRIB, Ezzatollah Zargham summoned by court.
  • Zaber Haldian, a religion and Arabic teacher with 23 years’ experience, banned from teaching because he is a Sunni Kurd.
  • Rauf Hosseini, a religion and Arabic teacher with 18 years’ experience, banned from teaching because he is a Sunni Kurd.
  • Edris Ranjbar, an elementary school consultant with 12 years’ experience, banned from teaching because he is a Sunni Kurd.
  • Atollah Salimi, a science teacher with 23 years’ experience, banned from teaching because he is a Sunni Kurd.

Protests
  • Metal workers protest in front of Minister of work.
  • Tabriz Dizel strike enters its twentieth day.

Iran Economics
  • 1,000 workers fired from tire factory in Mashhad in one year.
  • $ 1 = 3290 EUR = 6280 tomans on Saturday. $ 1 = 3550 tomans on Monday, 3700 toman on Tuesday, 4000 toman on Wednesday.
  • About 3.8 million Iranians are suffering from hunger.
  • 30% increase in American exports to Iran in the first eight months of 2012.
  • Over the past several days USD 5 billion of counterfeit money has been put into circulation in the Iranian market.
  • 18,000 retirees unpaid.
  • Two textile plants were closed in Yazd Province, resulting in the layoff of at least 50 workers.
  • Brickwork company in Varamin reduces output due to high energy costs resulting in 2,500 unemployed workers.

Iran  abroad
  • 34 Iranian companies or institutions will be added to a list of more than 400 facing EU asset freezes.
  • Yemen seizes Iranian arms.
  • Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met with the Emir of Qatar.
  • A 15-member European Parliament delegation to visit Iran on Oct. 27.
  • Iran calls back its vice-consul in Francfort after he sexually agressed a girl.
  • Iran flights deferred by Gulf Air.

Miscellaneous
  • Two months after the earthquake and winter approaching people still living in tents.
  • MP Mehdi Chamran stated that Azerbaijani earthquake damage estimated at 900 billion toman.
  • Sanctions: In 5 months’ time, list of medicines not found in Iran changed from 30 to 90.
  • Deadly flood in Behshahr, Mazandaran province has claimed 12 lives so far.
  • Suicide bomber kills one in southern Iran mosque attack.
  • Another explosion at Iran-Turkey pipelines.