Saturday, 22 March 2014

News from Iran – Week 12 – 2014

Prisoners’ News


  • Shahram Ahmadi transferred to hospital and then to Rejaei Shahr.

  • Taleb Maleki, Mokhtar Rahimi, Behrouz Shah-Nazari, Kaveh Veisi,  Arash and Kaveh Sharifi transferred to Rejaei Shahr.

  • Mostafa Daneshjou and Hamid-Reza Moradi-Sarvestani transferred to hospital.

  • Kurdish journalist Adnan Hasanpour transferred to Zahedan prison.

  • Afshin Karampour back from hospital to Evin without any treatment.

  • Reza Shahabi, workers’ rights activist, moved from hospital to Evin.

  • Mohammad-Hasan Yousef-Pourseifi returned to Evin from hospital.

  • Kurdish journalist Khosro Kordpour transferred to Tabriz prison.


  • Yekta Fahandej, Baha’I from Shiraz, arrested.

  • 17 young boys and girls arrested in a party in Abbasabad.


  • Kurdish political activist Ebrahim Hosseinpour released on furlough.

  • Cyrus Mansouri released on 50 million toman bail.

  • Dr. Ali Nazeri released on furlough.

D-Other News

  • Mohammad-Amin Agooshi on hunger strike and sewed his lips closed.

  • Nemat Fatehi, Mohsen Khodayari, Kianoosh Rostami, Kurdish political activists, launch hunger strike in Dizel Abad.

  • Mostafa Abdi,  Omid Behrouzi, Mostafa Daneshjou, Reza Entesari, Amir Eslami, Abdol-Ghafour Ghalandari, Afshin Karampour, Gholamreza Khosravi, Hamid-Reza Moradi-Sarvestani , Kasra Nouri , Ali Salanpour and Farshid Yadollahi end hunger strike.

News of injustice in Iran

  • Jamal Agooshi, son of Mohammad-Amin Agooshi, sentenced to 1 year in prison for contacting Human Rights Organisations about his father’s fate.

  • Nemat Fatehi, Kurdish political activist, sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  • Mohsen Khodayari and Kianoosh Rostami , Kurdish political activists, each sentenced to 15 years in prison.

  • One hanging in Semnan on Sunday.

University – Culture

  • “Ayandeh Online” website stopped activities due to pressure from hardliners.

  • Home of prominent artist Parviz Tanavoli was raided by officials, his sculptures confiscated and damaged.

  • Hardliner weekly 9 Rooz banned.


  • Kurdistan steel workers protest in front of ministry of labour.

  • 40000 workers petition to Labour Ministry for immediate revision of minimum wage.

  • People gathered to protest the destruction of historical monuments in Ahvaz.

Iran abroad

  • Greek FM meets Zarif in Tehran.

  • Zarif meets Qatari and Tajik conterparts.

Iran Economics

  • Journalists of Tabnak Newspaper not been paid for three months.

Iran Politics

  • Larijani condemns Ban Ki-Moon’s report on Iran.

  • 13 revolutionary guards arrested for alleged trading in seized guns.


  • Floods in Bandar Abbas.

  • Iran is World Champion of Wrestling.

  • Japan provides $1m grant to aid support effort in restoration of Lake Urmia.

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