dimanche 6 juillet 2014

Week 44 - 2012

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was taken to hospital in poor condition and returned to prison later after checked by doctors.

B- Arrests/Incarcerations
  • Alireza Almasian, religious dissident, arrested in Karaj and sent to Evin 2009.
  • Akbar Amini arrested during raid against Pen Club.
  • Dari Amri, Baha’i from Mashhad, begins serving his 6 months sentence.
  • Satar Beheshti arrested in Robat Karim.
  • Erfan Ehsani, Baha’i from Semnan, begins serving his 1 year sentence
  • Peyman Fattahi, religious dissident, arrested in Karaj and sent to Evin 2009.
  • Shirin Foroughian, Baha’i from Sari, arrested at home without warrant.
  • Mahdieh Golroo arrested during the raid of the Pen society was released.
  • Dr. Mehdi Khazali arrested in the raid of the Pen Society meeting is in Evin 209 and launched a dry hunger strike.
  • Abdolnaser Mahimani back to Amir Abad prison in Gorgan.
  • Despite suffering from epilepsy, 60 years old Zahra Mansouri summoned and imprisoned to enforce her 2 years sentence.
  • Morteza Rasoulian, religious dissident, arrested in Karaj and sent to Evin 2009.
  • Iran Freedom Movement supporter Masoud Sadeghi sentenced to 6 years + 74 lashes reported to Evin to start serving sentence.
  • Dr. Ghasem Sholeh Saadi arrested during the raid of the Pen society released.
  • Four people arrested in Sirjan for 'insulting officials' on Facebook.
  • Members of an underground music group called 3Band have been arrested.

C-Liberations
  • Houshmand Dehghan, Baha’i from Gorgan, released on bail.
  • Soudabeh Mehdinezhad, Baha’i from Gorgan, released on bail.
  • General Secretary of Participation Front, Mohsen Mirdamadi released on 2 days furlough.
  • Mitra Nouri, Baha’i from Gorgan, released on bail.
  • Shiva Rouhani (Mohiti), Baha’i from Gorgan, released on bail.
  • Parivash Shojaei (Fanaian), Baha’i from Gorgan, released on bail.

D-Other News
  • Mahsa Amrabadi launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Zhila Baniyagoub launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Nazanin Daihimi launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Bahareh Hedayat launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Zhila Karamzadeh launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Shiva Nazarahari launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Imprisoned student activist Arash Sadeghi denied to attend his mother's commemorative ceremony; family threatened.
  • Hakimeh Shokri launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Nasim Soltanbeigi launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.
  • Jailed Human Rights lawyer Nasrine Sotoudeh banned from visits for 3 weeks.
  • Rahele Zakaei launches hunger strike to protest against officers who abused prisoners during physical inspection.

News of injustice in Iran
  • Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of Kurdish prisoners Ali and Habib Afshari.
  • Farhad Sabok-Rouh, priest of Dezfool church, sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • 8 secret executions in Evin.

University – Culture
  • Iran's National Orchestra shuts down.
  • 69 Iranian journalists forced into exile since 2007.
  • Mass arrests at Tehran writers’ event; 50 released after one day, 20 remain in detention.
  • Fars News Agency (FNA) and Syrian News Agency (SANA) signed a memorandum of understanding on media cooperation.

Protests
  • Mazandaran Textile Factory Workers protest lack of pay.
  • Strike and gathering of 2000 seasonal workers of Karoun Plantation and Industry of Shoushtar.
  • Workers at Khouzestan Pipe Mills demanding 37 months of unpaid wages.
  • Irrigation workers in Kurdistan on strike to demand wages not paid for 5 months.
  • Contractor employees and drivers in communications company in Hamedan Province demonstrate to protest salary cuts.

Iran Economics
  • 218 cases of embezzlement from bank and government reported in Iran during last Persian year.
  • Shortage and high prices of raw materials stops mineral water plant production in Damash; 140 workers unemployed.
  • Foreign footballers leave Iran due to economic sanctions.
  • New wave of strikes among workers at "Bandar Emam" petrochemical plant.
  • Manufacturing plant in Semnan shuts down; 60 workers join ranks of unemployed
  • 62 workers from Zagros Steel Factory in Kurdistan Province laid off.

Politics in Iran
  • At least six Iranian Baloch illegal traders were killed by Iranian border Police.
  • Homa Hotel transferred to Social Security Organisation headed by Mortazavi (Notorious abuser to justice).
Iran  abroad
  • Iran refuses EU Parliament's condition for Tehran visit.
  • Ali Akbar Velayati dismisses reports of direct talks with U.S.
  • US loosens sanctions on medicine sales to Iran.
  • Iran Canadian assets (including its embassy in Ottawa+cultural centre in Toronto) frozen over $13M.Iran recently purchased 50,000 tons of wheat from Germany.


Miscellaneous
  • Gunmen kill 2 policemen in southeastern near the town of Sarbaz in Sistan-Baluchistan province.
  • Air pollution kills 5000 Tehranis each year.