Monday, 4 November 2013

News from Iran – Week 44 – 2013

Prisoners’ News


  • Mostafa Daneshjou hospitalized in Tajrish hospital.
  • Navid Khanjani hospitalized briefly.



  • Saeed Laali, Facebook activist, arrested in Isfahan University dormitory.
  • Mohammad Pouladi, student activist, arrested in Isfahan University dormitory.
  • Majid Tavakoli is back to prison at the end of furlough.
  • Amir Yari, student activist, arrested in Isfahan University dormitory.
  • 14 Arrests in Zahedan.



  • Advar member Saeed Naeimi has been released from Tabriz prison.
  • Mohammad-Hossein Naeemipour released on furlough from Evin.
  • Journalist Nasour Naghipour released on furlough.


Other News

  • Esmail Barzegari is on hunger strike.
  • In Zahedan eight bodies of hanged prisoners of conscience not delivered.


News of injustice in Iran

  • Actress Pegah Ahangarani sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • Death sentence of Ebrahim Aisapour upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Death sentence of Mansour Arvand upheld by Appeals.
  • Kurdish political activist Reza Esmaili was hanged.
  • Kurdish cultural activist Habibollah Golparipour was hanged.
  • 15 years sentence of Kurdish activist Samkoo Khalghati upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Death sentence of Sirvan Nezhavi upheld by Supreme Court.
  • One woman hanged in Urmiah prison.
  • One member of Jundollah executed in Khorramabad on Monday.
  • One hanging in Sari prison on Monday.
  • One woman and a man hanged in Rejaei Shahr prison.
  • 7 hangings in Urmiah prison on Tuesday.
  • 2 women and 2 men hanged in Urmiah prison on Wednesday.
  • 2 hangings in Dizelabad prison.


University – Culture

  • Newspaper “Bahar” banned by the Press Supervisory Board.
  • Allameh Tabatabaei University to reinstate women’s studies program.
  • Concert of pop singer Majid Kharatha canceled by security forces in Abadan.
  • Poets gathering canceled by department of Culture.



  • Laid-off workers air grievances outside Parliament.
  • People form the 4th human chain in Ahvaz protesting transfer of water out of Karoon river to Zayandehrood.


Iran abroad

  • Fourteen Iranian border guards killed in clash with gunmen on border with Pakistan. Sunni insurgent group Jaish ul-Adl claims responsibility for attack on border guards.
  • Iran hangs 16 rebels in retaliation to killed border guards.
  • Iran negotiator meets IAEA head.
  • FM meets with UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria
  • Iran doesn’t want Malaysia to hang two Iranian drug traffickers, Shahrzad Mansour and Neda Mostafaei.
  • French FM will receive his Iranian counterpart on Nov.5th.
  • Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, departed for Beijing at the invitation of Chairman of China’s National People’s Congress.


Iran Economics

  • Iran cuts saffron export duty to zero
  • Economy Minister forecasts $11.28 billion deficit in current year’s budget.
  • The 15th ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is convening in Tehran on November 3


Iran Politics

  • Iran opens first alcohol rehab center, shedding light on illegal trade and consumption.
  • 3 Peshmergas killed, one tortured to death and several pasdaran killed other injured during a clash near Baneh.
  • Iran pulls down anti-US posters in capital.



  • 4,000 flamingoes return to Urmiah Lake, first time in years; locals hope sign of lake revival.
  • Huge Achaemenid building from Cyrus era discovered near Persepolis.
  • Kurdish PJAK forces launch attack in Mako against Iran Revolutionary Guards.
  • The oil pipeline in Esfahan Province exploded on October 28 causing caused a major oil spill.
  • Blood shortage reaches critical stage in Tehran province.


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