Afshin Karampour, lawyer and human rights activist of dervishes confined in prison, after a period of treatment interruption, has been hospitalized in order to follow up the condition of illness.The mentioned Gonabadi dervish who has been suffering from the spinal stenosis and also cervical and lumbar disc, after a few months of interruption of treatment has been hospitalized again.Mr. Karampour who has been sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment by the Revolutionary […]
Judiciary Official to Imprisoned HR Activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki: You Will Eventually Die In Prison
A Judiciary official, answering Hossein Ronaghi Maleki making a complaint about the authorities neglecting his and other political prisoners’ situation, responded: “You will eventually die in prison, and after a few weeks of the media noise, everything will become quite.” The Kaleme website describes a short meeting that the incarcerated human rights activist, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, had with a Judicial official. They said Maleki received a harsh reaction when he pointed out the problems […]
Security forces stormed the home of Ashkan Zahabian, a former Mashhad University student and member of the Daftar Tahkim Vahdat Student Organization General Council, arrested him, and transferred him to Babol’s Mati Kola Prison on May 27, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. According to the source, the security forces introduced themselves as employees of the Electricity Company and asked to enter the home. Once inside, brandishing guns and […]
An environmental activist from Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province has been arrested. According to opposition site Daneshjoo news, Mostafa Bani-Sharif was arrested on Tuesday after being summoned to the Intelligence Bureau of Shahrekord city, the province’s capital. Bani-Sharif is said to have been a signatory to a letter written by 80 activists in the province calling on former president Mohammad Khatami to run in the country’s presidential election in June. GVF
Well-known Iranian human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi — who had been banned from his studies, jailed a number of times, and sentenced to five years in prison — recently fled Iran. Goudarzi, a member and former head of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, was honored while behind bars with the National Press Club’s 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award. The award is given each year to individuals who have contributed to […]
The wife of political prisoner Mehdi Khazali says her husband is being held in a “tight cell without any basic services” and his health is seriously at risk. The Kaleme website reports that a number of political activists visited the family of jailed activist Mehdi Khazali, and they were told that his calls to the family have been getting shorter and the family is very concerned about his health in solitary confinement. The report […]
Veteran Iranian political activist Dr. Ahmad Sadr Haj Seyed Javadi (24 June 1917 – 31 March 2013), who co-founded the Freedom Movement, a nationalist-religious organization, has died at the age of 96 in Tehran on Sunday 11 Farvardin 1392 (31 March 2013)He was born into a clerical family in Qazvin on 24 June 1917. He is the cousin of Ziaeddin Haj Sayyed Javadi, who was a member of the Majlis during the premiership of […]
Authorities in Iran have arrested a member of the Freedom Movement of Iran. According to opposition site Mizan Khabar, Mahdi Motamedi-Mehr, a member of the FMI’s political bureau and head of the groups’ Education and Research Committee, was arrested by security forces at his home on Saturday. Previously, the activist had been sentenced by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court to five years in prison for his membership in the outlawed FMI, “propaganda against […]
Incarcerated student activist and spokesperson for the Council to Defend the Right to Education Seyed Zia Nabavi who has been serving a 10 year prison sentence in exile at Karoon prison was reportedly taken to the Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz yesterday and later transferred to an undisclosed location.
Iranian political prisoner Abolfazl Ghadiyani has issued an open letter from prison, saying the Iranian Revolution failed because “absolute monarchy was reproduced as the absolute leadership of the Faqih (the expert cleric).