Tag: prisoners

First Half of 2015: 570 Prisoners Hanged to Death in Iran

  Iranian authorities have executed at least 570 prisoners in the first half of 2015, an increase of about 40% compared to the first half of 2014. According to reports by Iran Human Rights, at least 1,900 people have been executed since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in June 2013. Despite the highest execution rate in more than two decades, Iranian authorities haven’t met any major criticism from the international community. Iran Human Rights, […]

“Human Rights Atlas” Published by 2 Political Prisoners

  The book “Human Rights Atlas” was published by Mehdi Khodaei and Omid Kokabi’s effort, with a foreword of Abdolfatah Soltani. This educational book is translated and compiled in Evin prison, by these prisoners. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), “Human Rights Atlas” was compiled by Seyed Mehdi Khodaei and Omid Kokabi’s cooperation, 2 famous Iranian prisoners in Evin prison, with a foreword from Abdolfatah Soltani, imprisoned human […]

Arrested protestors in Isfahan transferred to Dastgerd prison

  During the clashes in Isfahan, around 40 protestors were arrested on Saturday. Among them 12 women were released on bail and the rest have been transferred to Dastgerd prison on Sunday. According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) based on Saham News Agency, Mehdi Jalaloddini is one of the arrestees. He went to Darvazeh Doulat to buy some books with his friends. But he got arrested after he complained about the behavior of […]

A report about the political prisoners at ward 8 of Evin prison

  At the moment 800 prisoners are being kept is Evin Prison’s Ward 8 which has the capacity to hold 500 prisoners. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are 800 prisoners held in Ward 8 of Evin prison which has four halls (Halls number 7, 8, 9 , and 10), while this ward has the capacity to hold just 500 prisoners. Due to high Population density in this ward, […]

Abdolfattah Soltani in critical health condition

  Abdolfattah Soltani was transferred to prison clinic due to hypotension and heart complications, but in contrast with recommendation of the physicians regarding his need for chocardiography, he was sent back to the ward. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), he had experienced hypotension and heart complications on July 6th and consequently was transferred to clinic to be examined. Prison physician recommended that for precise diagnosis echocardiography is required which […]

The Campaign’s 2014 UPR Submission

  This submission by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran provides information regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations that the Government of Iran accepted after the First Review in 2010, as stipulated in the Guidelines for Relevant Stakeholders Submissions. (DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE)  All of the Recommendations cited in the following document are among the 123 UPR Recommendations that the Islamic Republic of Iran accepted after […]

Activists call for fair trials for Sunnis on death row

  A group of Nationalist-Religious activists outside Iran have issued a statement calling for the death sentences of Sunni prisoners in Rejai Shahr, Qezel Hessar and Sanandaj Prisons to be rescinded. The statement calls for the withdrawal of the sentences and the processing of the charges against these prisoners in a fair trial. According to the statement, about 110 Sunni prisoners are in these prisons. Some have reportedly been there since 2009 and others were […]

Prisoners at Ward 350 of Evin Prison Join Gonabadi Dervishes by Fasting and Praying for Jailed Dervish Lawyers’ Health

  Various groups of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience along with the Gonabadi Dervishes are praying for the health of Hamid-Reza Moradi and Mostafa Daneshjou in ward 350 of Evin prison.According to Kaleme website, following the 5 days fast plan by imprisoned Gonabad Dervishes that has started since the twelfth day of the month of Muharram to pray for improvement the health conditions of the two jailed Deivishes, Hamid-Reza Moradi and Mostafa Daneshjou who […]

Justice-Security Officials Obstruct Prisoners’ Access to Medical Health Care/ Hamidreza Moradi deprived of urgent medical treatment

  On Saturday morning, Aban 11, 1392 ( Nov 2, 2013) Gonabadi Dervish, Hamid-Reza Moradi Sarvestani, imprisoned in ward 350 of Evin Prison was again deliberately prevented from being transferred to the hospital outside of prison.According to Majzooban Noor, Evin prison security guards forced Mr.Moradi to wear a prison uniform, use handcuffs and foot-cuffs and since this action is unlawful he refused to use them therefore he was again deprived of receiving necessary medical care.Imprisoned […]

Nasrin Sotoudeh, an hour after release: “They told me, ‘You are free.’ Other prisoners and lawyers should be released, too”

  An hour after her release from prison, human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, “When they took me out of the prison, they told me, ‘You are free.’ Last night they told four others. They told me that my furlough was approved, but when I came out of the prison door, they told me ‘You are free.’ This is why I didn’t sign […]

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