Tag: release

Mostafa Abdi Released from Evin Prison

Today in the morning 26th of Azar 1394 (December, 17, 2015), Mostafa Abdi, an activist of rights of Gonabadi dervishes, after three years in jail with termination of his conviction was released from Evin prison.The News Website of Gonabadi Dervishes, Majzooban Noor, added that Mostafa Abdi finished three-year prison sentence while during his time in prison, many political and judicial deprivations repeatedly imposed on his case. For example the aforementioned dervish had been transferred from […]

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, […]

Reza Entesari Makes Speech after Release from Evin

  Reza Entesari minutes after his release from Evin prison in a video message expressed hope that law is maintained and practiced in all bodies of the society.Majzooban Noor added that Mr. Entesari who has been freed after four years this morning, 23 Mordad 1394 (August 14, 2015) in a short message expressed hope that someday would come and law is enforced and practiced, and rulers and performers of law who are virtuous and elected […]

EPP Group Call to the release of nine Gonabadi Dervishes in Iran

  ” I am deeply concerned about the condition of nine imprisoned Dervishes who are members of the Nematollahi-Gonbadi-Order in Iran. A month ago, the Dervishes went into a hunger strike in response to the ongoing suppression of members of the Iranian-Muslim- Sufi- citizens (the Dervishes) in Iran. The dervishes only interrupted their hunger strike when some representatives of the regime made promises to look into the members legal cases. The ratification of the international […]

Retrial Granted for Omid Kokabee, Raising Hope for His Release

  Nuclear Scientist’s Ten-Year Sentence Not Upheld by Supreme Court The request for a retrial for the imprisoned young scientist, Omid Kokabee, has been accepted by Branch 36 of the Supreme Court, according to Kokabee’s lawyer, Saeed Khalili, who posted the update on his Facebook page. “Acceptance of the retrial request means that the top judicial authority has deemed Dr. Omid Kokabee’s [initial] verdict against the law,” he wrote. “The path has been paved for […]

Support for European resolution, call for release of 52 journalists

  Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s European Parliament resolution on European Union strategy towards Iran. For the first time, the European Parliament has displayed a clear desire to take human rights into account in the EU’s relations with Iran. Adopted on 3 April, the resolution “calls on Iran to cooperate with international human rights bodies and its own NGOs,” supports “the urgent call of 772 Iranian journalists on the Iranian President to live up to […]

Release opposition leaders under house arrest three years on

  The easing of restrictions placed on former presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife, university professor and political activist, Zahra Rahnavard, since the election of President Rouhani is not enough, warned Amnesty International on the third anniversary of the house arrest of the three opposition figures. The opposition leaders have been held without charge or trial for three years, with no possibility to challenge the lawfulness of their detention. The […]

Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer Eligible for Release If New Code Enforced

  The daughter of imprisoned Iranian lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, who is serving a 13-year prison sentence, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that if the new Islamic Penal Code is implemented, her father will be eligible for release, along with several other prisoners of conscience. “We are surprised why this law’s enforcement has been delayed. If this law is enforced, my father’s sentence will be reduced and it will become even clearer […]

Iran Should Release Imprisoned Activist for Urgent Medical Treatment

    Continued Imprisonment Could Cause Irreversible Damage to Her Health The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat before continued imprisonment and lack of adequate medical treatment for her chronic reproductive system problems cause irreversible damage to her health, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Judiciary and the Prisons Organization should also release the other activists still imprisoned for their peaceful protests of 2009, as allowed […]

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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