The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Mohammad Nazari, a Kurdish political prisoner at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, has sewn his lips shut and embarked on a hunger strike since August 28, 2012, to protest the judicial authorities’ disregard for his request for release.
CNN - Around 5 a.m. last September 21, police officers escorted Alireza Molla-Soltani to a public square in the city of Karaj, 12 miles west of Tehran. It was dark, but a large crowd was waiting there. The officers hoisted Molla-Soltani, who was blindfolded with his hands cuffed behind his back, up on a stool. He slipped a few times, but then managed to keep his balance. As the officers placed a noose around his neck, he began to sob and beg for mercy. A couple of minutes later, a crane slowly lifted Molla-Soltani by his neck. He was pronounced dead several minutes later.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand, a prisoner of conscience who ended his 60-day wet hunger strike on July 27, told his family during his visit with them on August 27 that if the authorities do not address his requests, he will start a hunger strike and will not break it again. Kaboudvand ended his last hunger strike after authorities promised him that if he breaks his hunger strike they would review his request for furlough to be with his sick son.
Amnesty International - Writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is facing fresh charges after being imprisoned in Iran for nearly nine years, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.
Radio Zamaneh - Iranian children’s rights activist Saeed Shirzad has begun a hunger strike in prison after being arrested on Tuesday while volunteering for relief efforts in Eastern Azerbaijan.
Persian2English - Gholamreza Khosravi, a political prisoner during 1980′s [when the Islamic Republic detained, tortured, and executed Iranians in masses], was initially sentenced to six years in prison by an appeals court but an execution sentence was [illegally] issued to him. The death sentence has been sent to the Execution of Sentences Circuit Office in Evin prison. According to unofficial reports, the death sentence is due to be carried out in September.
Persianbanoo - It has been more than three years that the gathering of people at the left side of Imam bridge, from where the Evin magistrate’s office is located, up the steep hill that leads to Evin’s entrance gate, with a small gray door and it’s small window a, has become normal and does not draw attention anymore.
Persian2English – Kurdish Political Prisoner, Ramezan Ahmad Kamal, on Hunger Strike
Persianbanoo - Execution date of September 10, 2012 has been set for political prisoner Gholamreza Khosravi. Khosravi who was also a political prisoner in the 80′s has been in the Intelligence Ministry’s detention since 2006.
Amnesty International - Journalist Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has been on hunger strike since 26 May 2012 in Tehran’s Evin Prison in protest at the Iranian authorities denial of his repeated requests to visit his gravely-ill son. Mohammad Saqid Kabudvand is a prison of conscience.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Arash Honarvar Shojayee, a dissident blogger and cleric, returned to Evin Prison on Saturday, June 30, after his furlough leave ended. Hours before returning to prison, in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, he said that he will be put on trial on new charges of “propagating falsehoods with the intent to create public anxiety” on July 11.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Prominent economic analyst Fariborz Raisdana, who has been in prison for over a month, is facing a deterioration of his health condition. His wife, Azadeh Forghani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that poor prison treatment and conditions threaten his physical state.
Radio Zamanah - Issa Saharkhiz, a jailed Iranian journalist, has been handed another sentence as he nears the end of his initial three-year sentence.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - On the third anniversary of the disputed 2009 Iranian presidential election, six political prisoners have been transferred to the Intelligence Ministry’s Ward 209 at Evin Prison. Sources told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that they are concerned about the way the intelligence forces may treat these prisoners.
Persianbanoo - Sepah intelligence agents (IRGC) stormed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki’s hospital room today. Hossein who was hospitalized in critical condition due to complications from his hunger strike was transferred to a different room in the same hospital and was banned him from visit. They also threatened his family not to publish any information about Hossein’s condition.
Radio Zamaneh - Jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has once again begun a hunger strike to protest his dire situation at Evin Prison.
Radio Zamaneh - Amnesty International reports that six members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority will go on trial on May 20 amid fears that they will not receive a fair trial and may face the death penalty for the charge of “enmity against God.”
Persianbanoo - According to reports by Kalameh, on Monday May 14th, incarcerated blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was transferred to Hasheminejad hospital in dire health.
CNN - Time is running out for Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, who could be executed at any time! Please see below the background information for a link to the petition, sample appeal letter, and email addresses and links to which to post your appeal letter.
Reuters - Iran is cracking down on activists and their lawyers, meting out harsh sentences in an effort to quash pro-democracy activities, United Nations human rights experts said on Friday.
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