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Guard Assaults Ailing Political Prisoner in Hospital

Ehsan-Mazandarani-1-1Iranhumanrights.org - Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani, who has been hospitalized in Tehran since May 31, 2016 due to his life-threatening hunger strike, was attacked by a prison guard in his hospital room during a family visit.

At Least 8 Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Different Prisons in Iran

Ayat Mehr Ali BeyglooHRANA News Agency – At least eight prisoners of conscience namely Ehsan Mazandarani, Jafar Azimzadeh, Maryam Naghash Zargararn, Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, Rasoul Razavi, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, Mohammad Abdollahi and Ayat Mehr Ali Beygloo are still on hunger strike in various prisons in protest to their situations. The physical condition of some of them has deteriorated. On the one hand doctors of Taleghani Hospital are trying to stop Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand’s Potassium shortage. On the other hand, Jafar Azimzadeh was transferred to the Shohada Hospital on June 1, 2016 following the deterioration of his condition. Moreover, the prisoners, Arash Mokri and Mohammad Amin Agoshi also were on hunger strike last month, but the continuation or end of their strike is not known.

Iranian Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Need of Urgent Attention

IranianIran Human Rights - There are several political prisoners in Iran who are currently on hunger strike, including: Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi and Ehsan Mazandarani.

Iran: Further Information: Sick blogger being forced to return to prison: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

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amnesty. - Blogger and pioneering anti-censorship activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was released on temporary medical leave on 4 May.

Kurdish Political Prisoner Denied Urgent Medical Care

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iranhumanrights - Prisoner of conscience Zeinab Jalalian, condemned to life in prison in northwestern Iran, needs urgent medical treatment for her eye and tongue infections

Morteza Rahim Tayefeh Kept in Prison despite Physical Difficulties

Morteza Rahim TayefehHRANA News Agency – Morteza Rahim Tayefeh, 70, suffers from variety of diseases because of aging and is held in a bad condition in Hall 12 of ward seven in Evin prison. Although, he could been qualified to be released through parole, but the authorities ignore his condition.

Abbas Lesani and 11 other Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Abbas LesaniHRANA News Agency – Abbas Lesani, Turk (Azeri) activist who has been exiled to Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz, started a hunger strike in protest to preventing him from being released and fabricating a new case for him. At the same time, 11 other political prisoners started hunger strike in solidarity with him.

The Names of 32 Prisoners who Have Been Charged with Muharebeh

Abulghasem FooladvandHRANA News Agency – More than 70 political prisoners are kept in Rajaei Shahr and Evin prisons who have been charged withMuharebeh. Considering the recent changes in the penal code, they need to be re-tried. After a re-trial most of these prisoners are expected to be released. HRANA published the names of 32 prisoners of these two prisons who have been charged withMuharebeh.

Activist Imprisoned and Tortured Without Access to a Lawyer for Shouting “Death to Khamenei”

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iranhumanrights - Labor activist Mehdi Farahi Shandiz, imprisoned for shouting "death to [Ali] Khamenei," Iran's supreme leader, is being unlawfully held in Rajaee Shahr Prison's

Ailing Political Prisoner, Denied Legal Counsel and Medical Care, Sentenced to 39 Years in Prison

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iranhumanrights - Alireza Golipour, imprisoned in Iran since 2012 on national security charges and denied access to a lawyer until May 2016, has been sentenced to more than 39 years

Imprisoned Physicist Given Two-Week Medical Furlough After Losing Cancerous Kidney

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iranhumanrights - Imprisoned physicist Omid Kokabee has been granted a two-week medical furlough upon payment of five billion rials ($164,000 USD) bail,

Iran Must End State Persecution of Baha’is, Say Exiled Iranian Political Figures

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iranhumanrights - In the wake of the intense criticism by Iranian officials and religious leaders of Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran on Hunger Strike to Protest New Charges

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iranhumanrights - Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, a prominent Kurdish human rights activist who is in his ninth year of incarceration at Tehran's Evin Prison,

Iran Says It Will 'Speed Up' Case Of Jailed Advocate For Internet Freedom

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rferl.org - For the first time, Iran has officially acknowledged that it has imprisoned a U.S. permanent resident who advocates for Internet freedom.

At Least 8 Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinement For Execution

At Least 8 Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinement For Execution

iranhr.net - At least eight prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison (west of Tehran) on Saturday May 20

Five Other Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed in Coming Days

Five Other Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed in Coming Days

iranhr.net - Five prisoners are scheduled to be hanged in the coming days, according to sources of Iran Human Rights.Six prisoners from Karaj Central Prison

Iran: Businessman in long-term solitary confinement: Nizar Zakka

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amnesty.org - Lebanese national and permanent US resident Nizar Zakka has been held in solitary confinement in Tehran's Evin Prison

Iran: 16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender signals all-out repression

Narges-Mohammadi1-1-1 (1)Amnesty - The shocking 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has several serious, chronic illnesses, represents an all-out attack on human rights defenders in Iran, and demonstrates how Iran's abusive criminal justice system is used as a tool of repression, said Amnesty International.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: IRANIAN PHYSICIST NEEDS ONGOING CANCER CARE: OMID KOKABEE

Image result for omid kokabeeAmnesty - Iranian physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee had surgery on 22 April to remove his right kidney. He has been diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer following five years of medical neglect in prison. He needs ongoing specialized post-operative care and cancer treatment. His life will be in grave danger if he is returned to prison.

Imprisoned Political Activist, Currently Appealing 21-Year Sentence, Denied Adequate Medical Care

AmirAmirGholi-1Iranhumanrighs.org - Prisoner of conscience Amir Amirgholi, who has appealed the 21-year prison sentence he was issued earlier this year in 2016, has been denied medical treatment outside the prison for severe pancreatitis, his father told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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