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4 Gonabadi Dervishes Arrested near Kavar

  A couple hours ago, 4 Gonabadi dervishes settling in Kavar while driving to their city in their private vehicles, were arrested.Majzooban Noor, the Website of Gonabadi Dervishes, also added that Mr. Kazem Dehghan, Mohammad-Ali Dehghan, Hamid Arayesh, and Zabihollah Kourdpour who were driving from Tehran to Kavar, some hours ago were arrested about 15 kilometers to the city of Kavar.It should be mentioned that the exile sentences of Mr. Kazem Dehghan, Mohammad-Ali Dehghan, and […]

Facebook Users Arrested, Others Will Be Arrested Soon, IRGC Warns

  More than 30 people have been targeted by the cyber crime unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) this month, including a dozen arrested for their “immoral” activities on Facebook. In a surveillance operation code-named “Ankaboot” (Spider) aimed at identifying and rooting out Facebook pages and activities that spread “corruption” and western-inspired lifestyles, the IRGC claimed it had gathered data from Facebook to monitor eight million “likes” by Iranian users. It warned that […]

Four Gonabadi Dervishes Arrested in Kavar

  Four Gonabadi dervishes have been arrested yesterday on 19 Esfand 1393 ( March, 10, 2014) in Kawar, a city in Fars province.According to Majzooban Noor, yesterday at noon, four Gonabadi dervishes named Davoud Nasiri, Jafar Ahmadi, Murteza Kangarlou and Masoud Ahmadi have been arrested in the city of Kavar and are now held in the police station.These four mentioned dervishes living in Karaj had recently traveled to Kavar.It seems that due to the security […]

Saleh Moradi, a Gonabadi Dervishes of Shiraz, Arrested

  Saleh Moradi, one of the rights activists of dervishes, yesterday was arrested by the plainclothes forces.Yesterday, 6th of Esfand 1393( February, 25, 2015), six plainclothes forces entered the residential place of Salehedin Moradi Sarvestani in Shiraz and without any judicial warrant, arrested and took him to an unknown location.His family was told that it seems he was arrested for the execution of sentence, but, the plainclothes forces didn’t show any judicial warrant to his […]

2 Women’s Rights Activists Arrested in Tehran

  Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Intelligence department has arrested a number of Women’s rights activists on Monday, in Tehran, and has also summoned a number of the activists or has threatened them. It has been said that these are all in order to prevent the protest plans by these activists in connection with the recent Acid attacks. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Iranian Revolutionary Guards Intelligence arrested a number of […]

Former Assyrian Church Leader and Two Christian Converts Arrested

  Iranian security agents arrested an Assyrian pastor and two Christian converts who were his guests at his Tehran residence on December 26, 2014, according to Mansour Borji, Spokesperson for the Alliance of Iranian Churches. Borji told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the full reasons for the arrest of Pastor Victor Beth Tarmez, a former leader of the Tehran Pentecostal Assyrian Church, and his guests remain unknown, but that at the […]

30 Sunni Men Arrested in Village of Nasir Abad

  Iranian security forces have arrested at least 30 people in a series of raids earlier today in the village of Nasir Abad in Sarbaz, Sistan-Baluchestan province. According to the report of “Baluch Activists”, security forces began storming houses at 4am this morning, breaking into people’s houses as they slept and smashing windows. The arrests continued until 9am. At least 30 Sunni men were rounded up, and possessions including computers and mobile phones were confiscated. […]

Animal Rights Activist Arrested in Iran

  An animal rights activist has been arrested in Iran. Friends and relatives of Ali Tabarzadi believe his arrest is related to a call he and others had made for a protest on December 5 in support of animal rights and against the killing of stray dogs and cats. Authorities have not provided a reason for Tabarzadi’s arrest. Tabarzadi was detained at his home in the Iranian capital on December 4, his family told RFE/RL. […]

Son of Sunni shaykh arrested & taken to unknown location

  Najeeb Raisi, the son of a Sunni scholar in Iran, was arrested by plain-clothed officers from the Iranian security forces on 5 November 2014, before being taken to an unknown location. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Najeeb is the son of Shaykh Dost Mohammad Raisi, the Imam of Friday prayers in Nasirabad in the Sarbaz County, Sistan and Baluchestan province. There is no news about his condition or […]

Maryam Sadat Yahyavi arrested

  Maryam Sadat Yahyavi, Green movement activist was arrested at her residence on Sunday November 2nd. According to Kaleme the civil rights activist was previously among the many who were arrested on February 14, 2011 (25 Bahman). She was subsequently sentenced to 3 years in prison, which was later reduced to one year. However after an official medical report showed that she was suffering from a terminal disease, her prison term was suspended. Last summer […]

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