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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.

An Unpublished Sound Track of Farzad Kamangar

Ali HeidarianHRANA News Agency – Farzad Kamangar, a teacher and human rights activist who was executed in the morning of May 9, 2010 along with Ali Heidarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam Holi and Mehdi Eslamian in Evin prison, in his short life, due to his human concerns and by his formidable pen wrote open letters addressed to the Iranian society. Letters full of humane emotion, hope, resistance, peace and equality. The letter called; "Be strong Comrades" is one of his latest letters which was written by Farzad in May 2010. The letter was addressed to imprisoned teachers at that time. The sound track of the letter in which Farzad Kamangar reads this letter is being published for the first time, now:

Jail sentence persists for alternative medicine founder

Mahmoud TaheriRadiozamaneh - Mahmoud Alizadeh Taheri, the founder and proponent of a form of alternative medicine referred to as Faradarmani who has been jailed for over five years, will have to remain in jail, according to his lawyer.

Iran: Teenager tortured into ‘confessing’ days away from execution

Image result for Alireza Tajiki amnestyAmnesty - The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old at the time of his arrest, said Amnesty International.

Judge to Drug Convict: If you're innocent then you'll go to heaven after you're hanged

Judge to Drug Convict: If you're innocent then you'll go to heaven after you're hanged

Iran Human Rights - Iran Human Rights has obtained a phone interview conducted by the human rights news site, HRANA, with Azadeh Geravand, the wife of Reza Hosseini, a man who was recently executed by Iranian authorities on drug charges.

Reza Hosseini, 34, who resided in the city of Kuhdasht (located in the province of Lorestan, western Iran), was reportedly among four prisoners hanged to death on Tuesday May 3 at Karaj's Ghezel Hesar Prison (northern Iran). In an unfair trial that reportedly lasted only a couple minutes, a notorious revolutionary court Judge by the name of "Tayerani" sentenced Hosseini to death on drug related charges without presenting a single piece of evidence to support the claims. According to official court documents obtained by Iran Human Rights, Hosseini never pled guilty in court or accepted the charges against him.

Iran Human Rights has also obtained a copy of a will Hosseini wrote before his execution where he makes reference to a remark Tayerani made to him in court: If you are innocent, then you will go to heaven after you are hanged.

Reza Hosseini was first detained in Fashafaviye, Tehran's central prison, before his transfer to Ghezel Hesar. "In the first 70 days of his imprisonment Reza was subjected to torture and interrogations. We were not allowed to visit him until he was transferred to Ghezel Hesar Prison. But, even then, we weren't granted our first visit with him until after 11 months of imprisonment," says Geravand in the phone interview.

Before his execution Hosseini was reportedly transferred to solitary confinement. As he was being transferred, a prison guard reportedly lent his phone to Hosseini in order for him to call his wife and inform her of his imminent execution. "When we realized his death sentence was to be carried out, me and Reza's mother somehow managed to drive 840 kilometres to Ghezel Hesar Prison to see him for the last time. But, once we arrived, the authorities did not allow us to visit him. Instead, they hurled insults at us."

Geravand insists her husband is innocent. "The narcotics mentioned in Reza's case file were discovered by authorities in our neighbour's home whom we don't even know. The only reason why Reza was arrested is because he got into a physical altercation with the authorities in the parking lot of our residence," she says.

According to Geravand, the Prosecutor on her husband's case file had reassured the family that Hosseini was indeed innocent and would be exonerated. However, in a trial that reportedly lasted two minutes, Judge Tayerani allegedly offered to help Hosseini if he agreed to plead guilty. "My husband had asked the Judge, 'Why should I plead guilty if I am innocent?' And that's when the Judge responded: If you are innocent, then you will go to heaven after you are hanged."

Iran: Teenager tortured into ‘confessing’ days away from execution

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amnesty.org - The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old at the time of his arrest, said Amnesty International.

Iran: Poet Released After Multiple Arrests. Activist Teacher Released After Hunger Strike

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payvand - Keyvan Mehregan, the Iranian poet, journalist and filmmaker, was released from Evin Prison on Wednesday May 11.

Iranian pilgrims won't be sent to Hajj this year: Minister

Nazanin Ratcliffe with her daughter, Gabriella. Mrs Ratcliffe is being held in solitary confinement in an Iranian prison

telegraph.co.uk - The British mother held prisoner in Iran has been allowed to see her parents and her infant daughter for the first time since her arrest.

Iranian teacher beaten, rearrested while visiting ill colleague

Rasoul BodaghiRadiozamaneh - Rasoul Bodaghi, the Iranian teacher and activist recently released after seven years in jail, has been attacked by police and arrested once again.

Saman Naseem and 3 other Prisoners at Imminent Risk of Execution

Mohammad AbdollahiHRANA News Agency – Following unusual changes in recent days, the authorities of Urmia prison, summoned four prisoners, including Saman Naseem, Mohammad Abdollahi and two other criminal prisoners and warned them that considering the new judiciary procedures, there is not a long time left until their execution.

Shahram Ahmadi; The 7th Year of Imprisonment on Death Row

Shahram AhmadiHRANA News Agency – Shahram Ahmadi, Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison, who has been held in different prisons since 2009 and has been faced misbehaviors, is starting his eighth year of imprisonment, while he is in death raw on charge of “Muharebeh”. This report is a diary of this prisoner’s 7 years of imprisonment.

Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer’s Daughter: Help My Father Before It’s Too Late

1452948475Iranhumanrights.org - Abdolfattah Soltani's Condition Deteriorates; Needs Urgent Hospitalization

Abdolfattah Soltani, an imprisoned human rights lawyer, requires immediate hospitalization following his most recent transfer to Evin Prison's infirmary for heart problems, his daughter, Maedeh Soltani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Mohammad Jarahi in need of Medical Treatment in Tabriz Prison

Mohammad JarahiHRANA News Agency – Mohammad Jarahi, labour activist and trade member who is kept in Tabriz prison, is not in a fine health condition, and has been deprived of proper medical treatment.

Imprisoned Teacher Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Years Behind Bars for Peaceful Activities

8CAD5A25-71ED-4886-A780-D37E74A1C7AA_w640_r1_sIranhumanrights.org - Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi, a teacher and activist who was sentenced to five years in prison and an additional four-year suspended prison sentence during a trial that lasted less than eight minutes, has been on hunger strike since April 20, 2016 in Tehran's Evin Prison to protest "the tyrannical sentence issued by the Revolutionary Court," a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Jaber Sakhravi; In Urgent Need of Medical Treatment in Shayban Prison

Jaber SakhraviHRANA News Agency – After two strokes, the condition of Jaber Sakhravi, 30-year-old security prisoner of Shayban prison in Ahvaz, is reported to be critical. He is serving his 14 years and 6 months in prison, since 2014.

The Latest Status of Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Case

Mohammad Ali TaheriHRANA News Agency – Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of the cosmic mysticism in Iran, is held in Evin prison on different charges since 2011. His lawyer announced in an interview with HRANA that his client's 9 billion IRR fine was paid and requested the application of Article 134 for him. He believes the possibility of changing the detention to bail, becomes more serious by this action.

Afshin Sohrabzadeh in a Dangerous Health Condition in Minab Prison

Afshin SohrabzadehHRANA News Agency – On April 22, 2016 Afshin Sohrabzadeh in the wake of the deterioration was transferred to the prison clinic and the doctor there issued his dispatch letter but the security officials of Minab prison prevent him from being dispatched. This action caused the protest of the prisoners and even other wardens.

After Losing Kidney to Cancer, Imprisoned Physicist Must Be Treated for Other Illnesses

Omid-KokabeeIranhumanrights.org - Omid Kokabee Could Lose His Life After Years of Denied Medical Care in Iran Prison

Four Iranian Journalists Jailed For 'Acting Against National Security'

Ehsan Mazandarani (right), editor in chief of the Iranian daily Farhikhtegan, got seven years, while the fate of Issa Saharkhiz (left) remains unclear.RFL/RE - Four Iranian journalists have been given prison sentences of between five and 10 years on charges of acting against Iran's national security.

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