Tag: prison

Three Gonabadi dervishes have been released from Adel Abad prison in Shiraz

Yesterday three Gonabadi dervishes, Ebrahim Fazli, Mohammad Ali Sadi and Asghar Karimi, have been released from Adel Abad prison in Shiraz after a month of imprisonment.According to Majzooban Noor last month, these three dervishes, residents of Sarvestan have been arrested when they returned to Sarvestan’s Court. Yesterday, 3rd of April, based on the head of judiciary’s instructions that all prisoners with sentences less than a year to be released, these three prisoners have been released.Mr […]

Visual Report of Journey of Rights Activists of Dervishes to Shiraz

    Rights activists and lawyers who have been recently released from prison, over  the past week traveled to Shiraz and were highly welcomed by a number ofdervishes. In this multi-day trip, these dervishes visited the tombs of Sufi elders and Sheikhs of Gonabadi Ni’matullāhī  Order as well. In the following, they  also went over the grave of late Mr. Khalil Moradi Sarvestani, father of Hamidreza  Moradi Sarvestani, the rights activist of Gonabadi dervishes whose […]

Hamid-Reza Moradi’s speech after his release from prison

Rights activist of Gonabadi Dervishes, Hamid-Reza Moradi Sarvestani, who after four years spending in prison has been freed from the jail in a video message by referring to the murder of martyr Vahid Banani says that his freedom did not make him happy because his innocent brothers are still in jail and exile. Click here to watch the video Direct download link The full text of Mr Moradi’s speech is as follows: “In the name of God, […]

Lawyer and Client Accused of “Illegitimate Relations” for a Handshake in Prison

  Update: Mohammad Moghimi was released from Rajaee Shahr Prison on bail of 20 million toman (approximately $60,000) on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Mohammad Moghimi, a defense lawyer who was imprisoned for shaking the hand of his client, the imprisoned artist and civil activist Atena Faraghdani, during a prison visit, will be released on June 16 after his family posted bail, a source close to Mr. Moghimi’s family told the International Campaign […]

Evin Memorial Campaign

  On Monday May 11, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the former Tehran police chief and current mayor of Tehran, made statements about the need for green spaces in the capital, then expanded on recent speculation about the transformation of Evin Prison into a public park. Officials are planning to build new prisons and to shut down Evin. On the Evin Prison grounds, located in one of Tehran’s most expensive neighborhoods, they are planning to build a […]

Young Activist Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts

  A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to a total of 12.5 years in prison for drawings and content critical of the government that the young activist posted on her Facebook page. Faraghdani’s lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi, stated in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that under Article 134 of Iran’s New Islamic Penal Code, the sentence should be reduced to 7.5 years […]

Crackdown on Christianity: Iran sentences 18 to prison over faith

  Iran’s revolutionary court imposed harsh prison sentences last week on 18 Christian converts for charges including evangelism, propaganda against the regime, and creating house churches to practice their faith, according to sources with knowledge of the Islamic Republic’s secretive judicial system. The sentences totaled just shy of 24 years, according to a Persian-language report on the website of the U.S.-funded Radio Farda.The lack of transparency in Iran’s tightly censored and controlled judicial system did […]

Salehedin Moradi Released from Prison

  Gonabadi Dervish, Salehedin Moradi was released from prison a few hours ago, after issuing prosecution banning order by Revolutionary Prosecutor.According to a report by Majzooban Noor, Salehedin Moradi, an activist advocating Gonabadi Derivshes’ rights, who had been arrested on 6th of Esfand 1393 (February, 25, 2015) for the second time on the pretext of carrying out the exile sentence issued by Kavar court, a few hours ago was released after spending more than 3 […]

Young Activist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Facebook Postings and Peaceful Protest

  A young civil activist who has been held at Evin Prison since October 2014 has been sentenced to seven years in prison at her interrogator’s urging, a source close to the case told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, for her Facebook postings and her participation in peaceful gatherings. Atena Daemi, 27, who was held for several months under “temporary detention” despite her lawyer’s repeated requests for her release on bail, was […]

Journalist Remains in Prison Beyond End of Sentence

  The journalist Saeed Razavi Faghih has yet to be released from prison even though he completed his one-year sentence on February 28, 2015, because he is facing new, as yet unspecified charges, his brother Massoud told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “When I followed up the reasons why my brother had not been released, I realized he is facing another case but he himself doesn’t know what he is being accused […]

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