Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 30

Eleven Bahai Businesses Closed in Sari

Local authorities in Sari have shut down eleven businesses run by Bahais because they had been closed on Bahai holy days. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), these include four clothing stores, run by Wahab Darabi, Taraneh Zahedi, Sa`id Goli and Aramesh Zahuri; two electric motor winding shops, run by …

Continue reading »

May 30

At Least 8 Prisoners Hanged in Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj

At least, 8 prisoners with drug related charges were hanged in Ghezelhesar prison in Karaj. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 8 prisoners with the names of Nader Hajizadeh, Mohammad Barani, Jahangir Shah Zehi, Mehran Balouch Zehi, Mehrshad Solimani, Reza Daeizadeh, Ehsan Saghafi and Abbas Ameri were executed in Ghezelhesar …

Continue reading »

May 27

Interview with Saeid Zeinali’s Mother

Saeid Zeinali’s mother has announced that she is going to start a sit-in in front of Supreme Leader’s domicile or the Assembly of Experts, insisting to pursue the complaint against the leadership until the final result.

Continue reading »

May 27

Javad Fouladvand Returned to Prison Without Proper Medical Treatment

Abulghasem (Javad) Fouladvand, political prisoners, was returned to prison, while his medical treatment was stopped, with no cure

Continue reading »

May 27

Riaz Sobhani Released at the End of His Sentence

Riaz’ullah Sobhani, a Bahai who taught classes for the Bahai Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), was released from Raja’i Shahr Prison in Karaj yesterday at the end of a four-year sentence.

Continue reading »

May 27

Three Bahai Businesses Shut Down in Sari

Local authorities in Sari shut down three businesses run by three Bahais, on May 24, because they had been closed on Bahai holy days.  

Continue reading »

May 27

Journalist Exiled the Day He Completes Six Years in Prison

Ahmad Zeidabadi, a journalist who served six years in prison for his work, was transferred to the city of Gonabad in northeastern Iran today to begin serving his time in exile. The Tehran Prosecutor’s Office informed Mr. Zeidabadi’s family earlier this week that he would be exiled to Gonabad immediately upon release from Rajaee Shahr …

Continue reading »

May 20

Basij Militia Unveils Messaging App that Gives State Access to All Conversations

The Basij paramilitary organization, a subsidiary of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), announced the launch of its new messaging service for mobile phones, “Salam,” which will give state officials full access to any content flowing across the service.

Continue reading »

May 20

Young Activist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Facebook Postings and Peaceful Protest

A young civil activist who has been held at Evin Prison since October 2014 has been sentenced to seven years in prison at her interrogator’s urging, a source close to the case told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, for her Facebook postings and her participation in peaceful gatherings.

Continue reading »

May 20

Security Forces Prevented “National Front” from Holding Annual Meeting

The security forces made phone calls and threatened to arrest the members of the National Front, prevented the meeting of their Central Council to take place.

Continue reading »

Page 1 of 212