dimanche 31 août 2014

Week 35 - 2014

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Shahram Chinian-Miandoab, Baha’i prisoner, back to general ward in Rejaei Shahr.
  • Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, workers’ rights activist, moved to hospital.
  • Ahmad Tamooei, Kurdish prisoner, beaten and moved to solitary in Urmia prison.

B-Arrests-Detentions
  • Noushazar Khanjani, Baha’i leaving in Tehran, arrested in Semnan.
  • Amir Kian, newly converted Christian, arrested in Tehran.
  • Masoud Kordpour, Kurdish journalist, back to Mahabad prison at the end of furlough.
  • Sheikh Mojtaba Raoufi, cleric from Esfahn, arrested.
  • Farzad Sadri, chief editor of Khabar Parsi, arrested after summon.
  • Afshin Shahbazi, student activist, arrested and sent to Tabriz to serve his sentence.
  • Mohammad-Hasan Tashakori, president of the village council, arrested during protests at Bafgh mine.
  • Mehdi Vaziri, newly converted Christian, arrested in Tehran.
  • Keyvan Yousefzadeh, Sunni, arrested in Urmia for cooperation with Iraqi Salafists.
  • 91,000 drug traffickers arrested in 5 months.

C-Liberations
  • Rahim Gholami, Azeri activist, released on 100 million rial bail.
  • Hasan and Maisam Jolani, Azeri activists, released on 100 million rial bail each.
  • Mehdi Motamedi-Mehr released on furlough.
  • Seyyed Zia  Nabavi, student activist, released on a three day furlough.
  • Blogger Mohammad-Reza Pourshajari (Siamak Mehr) freed at the end of his 4 years sentence.
  • Riaz Sobhani released on 5 days furlough.
  • Student activist Majid Tavakoli released on 5 days furlough.

D-Other News
  • Families of arrested Bafgh mine workers refuse their release on bail.
  • Death row RajaiShahr prisoner Bahram Tasviri found dead in solitary confinement.

News of injustice in Iran
  • Reza Aghakhani, member of National-Religious party, sentenced to 3 years by Appeals.
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh not allowed in court for Sattar Beheshti case.
  • Mohammad Davari sentenced to 1.5 additional month.
  • Mohammad Rahnamaei Khatibi, Azeri Facebook activist, sentenced to 6 months in prison.
  • 1 woman and 2 men executed in Zahedan prison.
  • One public hanging in Sari.
  • One public hanging in Borazjan.
  • 5 hangings in Bandar Abbas prison.
  • 4 men and one women hanged on Tuesday in Kerman prison.
  • One hanging in Zahedan on Friday.

University – Culture
  • Students must repay illegally granted bursaries.
  • Professor Hossein Baharavand wins UNESCO biology award.
  • After more than a decade, general assembly of writers’ association held.

Protests
  • 240 photographers protested the lashing sentence of two of their colleagues in Ghazvin.
  • 5.000 mine workers on strike to protest arrest of other mine workers.

Iran abroad
  • Zarif is the 1st FM to visit new Iraqi PM; he also meets ayatollah Sistani and Kurdistan Prime Minister and President.
  • Dep. FM Amir Abdollahian heads to Riyadh for talks with senior Saudi officials.
  • One woman detained in Afghanistan over murder charges.
  • US Navy fires on an Iranian fishing boat.
  • Zarif goes to Russia to meet his counterpart.
  • US imposes more sanctions on Iran.

Iran Economics
  • Iran begins to renew his plane fleet.
  • Iran’s tax revenues in 5 months rise by 48 percent

Iran Politics
  • AEIA inspectors banned from Parchin military site.
  • Iranian revolutionary guards shoot down Israeli spy drone near Natanz.
  • Impeachment won’t impede bursaries investigation.
  • Grand Ayatollah Makarem: "high-speed internet and 3G is against Sharia & moral ethics”.
  • Basij will need authorization to patrol the streets with motorcycle.
  • Tehran mayor distances himself from segregation plan.
  • Tehran police renew satellite crackdown.
  • Afghans banned from Kerman province.

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