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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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