Tag: jailed

Jailed Dervish Deprived of Family Visits

  By order of the head of Shiraz Nezam Prison, the family of imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish Kasra Nouri, was prevented of join in the visiting room.According to Majzooban Noor, yesterday morning 16th of Tir (7 July), the family of Kasra Nouri was prevented from attending the visiting room due to their refusal to seal prison on their hands by guarding officers.The report represents the family of jailed dervish Kasra Nouri announced this action is for […]

Iranian Screenwriter, TV Producer Jailed In Tehran

  A former screenwriter and producer with Iran’s state-controlled television has been in jail in Tehran for the past two months. Mostafa Azizi, who moved to Canada in 2010, had returned to Tehran to visit his relatives when he was arrested in February and transferred to the notorious Evin prison. Azizi has been reportedly charged with “insulting Iran’s supreme leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and “spreading propaganda” against the Islamic establishment. The reason for the charges […]

If No Journalists Jailed in Iran, Why Did You Promise Their Release?

  The Iranian president’s short but strange answer to Christian Amanpour’s question has unleashed a wave of criticism against him. One of Rouhani’s main slogans during his presidential campaign was the release of journalists and political prisoner. Only a year after coming to power, however, Rouhani told CNN that he “does not believe that an individual would be detained or put in prison for being a journalist.” Rouhani made the claim even though at least […]

Hunger Strike Goes on Until Freedom of Dervishes; Jailed Dervishes Mention their Demands on Hunger Strike.

  Nine of jailed rights activists of Gonabadi Dervishes in prisons of Evin of Tehran and Nezam in Shiraz, in an open statement mentioned their goals and objectives of the collective hunger strike.The vocal and collective hunger strike on September 9, commenced when the officials of the prison intensified extra restrictions on Dervishes again.Although the first objective of hunger strike was to protest against the aggravated restrictions of the judicial authorities and prison centers on […]

Amnesty International: Jailed for being a journalist

  Journalists and media workers in Iran are yet again targeted for repression as Amnesty International has documented a surge over the last few months in the number of media professionals being arrested and imprisoned for carrying out their journalistic activities. The fresh crackdown appears to be aimed at crushing hopes heralded by promises of change and increased freedoms that followed the election of President Hassan Rouhani. Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to […]

Iranian activist jailed for four years: Maryam Shafi’ Pour

  Prisoner of conscience Maryam Shafi’ Pour has had her seven-year prison sentence reduced to four years on appeal. Maryam Shafi’ Pour’s sentence was reduced to four years’ imprisonment on 28 May, by Branch 54 of the Appeals Court of Tehran. Activist Maryam Shafi’ Pour had been sentenced to seven years in prison on 2 March by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. It had found her guilty of “spreading propaganda against the […]

Grievance of Jailed Gonabadi Dervish, Mostafa Abdi against Judge Salavati

  Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish, Mostafa Abdi has complained against judge Salavati to disciplinary prosecutor court of Judges over the violations of law during his case investigation process and the issuance of three year jail sentence by the judge.According to Majzooban Noor, Dervish rights activist, Mostafa Abdi who is currently being held at Evin Prison’s Ward 350 after being sentenced to three years in prison on charge of “assembly and collusion against national security through cooperating […]

Health concerns rise for jailed Iranian activist

  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 […]

The Families of Jailed Hunger Strikers: Our Dear Ones Are Close to Death

   The hunger strike of Mehdi Khazali , Kasra Nouri , and Saleh Morady is approaching its 100th day.Up to now all that the families of these prisoners have done, including all appeals to the judicial authorities , to save them, have come to nothing.Moradi’s wife , by referring to her useless meeting with the prosecutor general of Fars province, has told Jaras : ” Today we met the prosecutor , but unfortunately come back […]

Critical Condition of Hamid Reza Moradi and Other Jailed Gonabadi Dervishes in Evin Prison

  Mrs. Khalili, the wife of Hamid Reza Moradi , one of the seven jailed Gonabadi Dervish lawyers, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, “The health situation of my husband and other imprisoned lawyers are deteriorating and now suffer from a many ailments. They are being held in the basement cells of the Section 209 of Evin prison without access to fresh air and day light. The authorities in response to every […]

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