Sunday, 2 February 2014

News from Iran – Week 05 – 2014

Prisoner News


  • Mashallah Haeri got a heart attack and was transferred to Day hospital in Tehran.

  • Samkoo Khalghati transferred to solitary.

  • Mohammad-Amin Roghani transferred to financial ward of Evin.

  • Death row prisoner Kaveh Sharifi transferred from Evin to an unknown location.


  • Reza Alnaser, student activist, arrested in Mashhad.

  • Moslem Boushehrian arrested at Tehran airport.

  • Hazhir Firouzian, Baha’i, arrested in Semnan to serve his 40 day sentence.

  • Sasan and Siavash Janatian, student activists, arrested in Mashhad.

  • Dana Lanj-Abadi, Kurdish student, arrested.

  • Amir-Ali Mehran-Nia arrested in Kermanshah.

  • Student activist Arash Mohammadi is back to Tabriz prison at the end of furlough.

  • 47 arrests in Khorram-Abad.

  • 88 arrests for hooliganism in Tehran.

  • More than 20 worker protesters arrested in Ardakan Fars Province.


  • Shahnaz Jayzan, wife of a pastor, released on furlough.

  • Farzad Madadzadeh freed at the end of his sentence.

  • Fatemeh Masni released on bail from Evin.

  • Faghir-Mohammad Reisi, Sunni cleric, released on bail from Zahedan prison.

Other News

  • Rajaei Shahr political prisoners on strike to protest against mistreatment.

News of injustice in Iran

  • Reza Aghakhani, member of National-Religious party, sentenced to 3 years in prison.

  • Mohammad-Bagher Alavi, Member of Freedom Movement, sentenced to 4 years in prison.

  • Hamid Babaei, student in Liege University, sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  • Sarang Etehadi sentenced to 5 years in prison.

  • Fatemeh Hashemi, daughter of former president Rafsanjani, sentenced to 6 months suspended.

  • Morteza Rahmani, Kurdish political activist, sentenced 3 times to execution.

  • Hadi Rashedi, Ahvaz activist, was executed last week.

  • Hashem Shabaninejad, Ahvaz activist, was executed last week.

  • 7 hangings in Ghezel Hesar prison on Monday.

  • One public hanging in Ghazvin on Tuesday.

  • 5 hangings in Urmiah prison on Thursday.

University – Culture

  • The veteran Iranian cinematographer Maziar Partow died at 81.

  • The Iranian American multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmangelij and his band Vampire Weekend. Won the Grammy award for Alternative Music

  • Marivan Payam Nour University students Dana Amini, Souran Ravesh and Maysam Javanmiri banned from continuing their education.

  • Asghar Farhadi’s The Past has been nominated in five categories for France’s Cesar Awards.


  • Iran Tire workers on strike for 7 days; more than 200 workers laid off.

  • Zagros Steel workers rally to protest delayed salaries for seven months.

  • Security forces arrested more than 20 miners in Chodarmanlou mine (Yazd region).

Iran abroad

  • Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu in Tehran to meet Iranian leaders.

  • US Treasury removes sanctions on Iran’s National Oil and Tanker companies.

  • Italian Minister of Culture visits Tehran.

  • Larijani receives his South Korean counterpart.

  • Former French foreign minister meets with deputy FM.

  • Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrives in Tehran

Iran Economics

  • French automaker Renault resumes shipments of spare part to Iran.

Iran Politics

  • Iran’s military budget decreased in Rouhani’s presented budget bill by 9 percent.

  • Rouhani appoints Masoud Soltanifar as a head of Cultural Heritage.

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