Wednesday, 14 May 2014

News from Iran – Week 19 – 2014

Prisoners’ News


  • Mostafa Daneshjou transferred to CCU in Tajrish hospital.
  • Arjang Davoudi transferred to ward 8 of Evin prison.
  • Mohammad-Sedigh Kaboudvand back from clinic to Evin350.
  • Ali Moezi on hunger strike sent to solitary in Rejaei Shahr.



  • Baha’i Nasim Ashrafi arrested ti serve her one year sentence in Evin.
  • Maziar Gilaninejad, workers’ rights activist, arrested in Karj.
  • Amanollah Mostaghim is back to Rejaei Shahr at the end of medical leave.
  • Mohammad Nikzad, sunni taleb, arrested.
  • Omar Soleimani, Kurdish workers’ rights activist, arrested in Baneh.
  • Nour-Agha Vakili, sunni taleb, arrested.



  • Alireza Farshi, Azeri political activist, released on furlough.
  • Maziar Gilaninejad workers’rights activist freed.


D-Other News

  • Ali, Jafar et Habib Afshari (Razgar), on hunger strike in Urmia prison, transferred to solitary.
  • Heshmatollah Tabarzadi ends hunger strike after all Evin prisoners in solitary are back to ward 350.
  • Prisoners of Evin ward 7 deprived of hot water.


News of injustice in Iran

  • Hamid Babaei, Belgian student, sentenced by Appeals to 10 years.
  • Gonabadi Dervish Ali Karami sentenced to three years prison.
  • Two hangings in Mashhad on Sunday.
  • 5 hangings in Kerman prison on Sunday.
  • One hanging in Semnan on Monday.
  • One hanging in Hamedan on Tuesday.
  • One hanging in Maragheh on Wednesday.
  • 3 hangings in Qom on Thursday.
  • One public hanging in Saveh on Thursday.


University – Culture

  • Parisa Moghtadi became first woman as the head of Tehran Theatre Complex.
  • 12 books banned from Tehran Book Fair.
  • Ghanoun newspaper banned and then Dana website filtered.
  • Iran on talks to host Christies auctions.
  • Mohammad Motlagh decides to publish his novel  “In The Land Of White Eglantines,” on Facebook after trying without success authorization to publish it from Ershad.



  • Farmers in southern Roudbar have protested declining prices for agricultural products by unloading the fruits of their labour in front of the governor’s office.
  • Employees of Ahvaz Mills Factory protest for their unpaid salary.
  • Telecommunications workers protest in front of Ardebil Governor Office.


Iran abroad

  • Italian parliamentary delegation visits Tehran.
  • Iran detains Spaniards for illegal hunting.
  • Rouhani meets Armenian FM in Tehran.
  • Dubai charges 6 Iranians with businessman kidnap.


Iran Economics

  • Delay of 5 to 20 months of salary of workers of Khorramshahr Soapmaking.
  • Iran ends oil contract with Venezuela Iran, UK start oil investing negotiations.
  • Iran receives 4th, 5th installment of frozen assets as agreed in Iran Deal, Central Bank of Iran confirms.
  • Iranian gas pipeline to Iraq under construction.


Iran Politics

  • Iran’s parliament votes against censuring Zarif over Holocaust stance.
  • Iran president vetoes WhatsApp ban.
  • Iran former intelligence chief Ali Fallahian: Unblocking Facebook leads to moral deviation and corruption in society.



  • Flooding in 10 towns and villages of North-East Iran.
  • 2957 died of drug abuse in Iran in 2013.
  • Fire breaks out in Ghazvin.
  • 83% Iranians don’t like their jobs.
  • Iranian women post their photos without hejab on Facebook, while hardliners protest bad veiling.


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