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The sale of any technology aimed at repressing the opposition in Iran must be stopped

humanrightsRahana - The Islamic Republic of Iran has shown that it’s efforts in achieving growth and excellence in science and technology are not for the good of its citizens, but rather for strengthening the power of the regime.

Abdollah Momeni’s Wife: “We Are Prohibited from Visiting Him Because He Wrote the Truth”

Abdollah-MomeniThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Fatemeh Adinehvand, wife of prisoner of conscience and student activist Abdollah Momeni, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that her husband is under interrogation in prison and is not in good spirits. “On Monday, 24 October, when I went to visit him in prison, he wasn’t in good spirits but he also didn’t say anything about his interrogation. I don’t know if he was being interrogated before our meeting or after it. But either way he was not in good spirits this week.”

Prisoner Keyvan Samimi in poor physical condition at Rajai Shahr prison

Keyvan_SamimiRahana - The children of incarcerated journalist Keyvan Samimi have expressed their concern for their father’s health in Rajai Shahr prison while the prison officials have ignored the issue.

Reformist figure rejects court's legitimacy

ebrahim_yazdiRadio Zamaneh - Ebrahim Yazdi, Secretary General of the reformist Freedom Movement group, announced yesterday that he does not recognize the legitimacy of the Revolutionary Court to process his case.

Evin Court refused to accept the set bail for Peyman Aref

Peyman-ArefRahana - Even though Iran’s Revolutionary Court has issued a bail of 20 million tomans ($18,500) for Peyman Aref, the officials at Evin prison refused to accept the bail money and prevented his release.

Release the Leaders of the Green Movement

Mousavi_KaroubiRoozonline - With the passage of over 250 days since the leaders of Iran’s Green Movement Mehdi Karoubi, Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard were put under illegal house arrest, and while just a few more months are left for elections to the ninth Majlis, a number of current lawmakers have, in the last month, made speeches on the floor of the Majlis calling for the lifting of the house arrest of the Green Movement leaders and the release of political prisoners that remain in prison since the post 2009 election protests. They call for this as a measure to create the ground for national reconciliation.

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki returned to Evin prison after undergoing two kidney surgeries

Hossein_Ronaghi_MalekiPersian2English - According to reports, prison officials transferred Hossein Ronaghi Maleki from the hospital back to Evin prison this morning, after he had undergone two operations on his kidneys. The imprisoned blogger and human rights activist, who suffers from a dangerous kidney ailment, was transferred to a hospital on October 25th, after he refused to receive any medicines or treatment from the prison’s clinic. The protest was against the prison authorities’ prevention of Hossein’s transfer to a qualified hospital- even though a few weeks ago, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi had officially ordered the transfer.

Appeals court upheld 13-year prison sentence for cleric Ahmad Reza Ahmadpour

Ahmad_Reza_AhmadpourRahana - Ahmad Reza Ahmadpour, dissident cleric, blogger, former political prisoner and member of the Qom Hezbeh Mosharekat to be imprisoned for 13 years.

Europe lawmakers warn of humanitarian crisis at Iranian camp

Peoples-MujahedeenAFP - European parliamentarians issued a fresh warning Monday of a looming "humanitarian catastrophe" at an Iranian exiles' camp in Iraq and urged the UN to provide protection for its 3,400 residents.

Mashhad police arrest 19 men and women for going to party

arrestedFreedom Messenger - Khabar Online state-run website : Agents of the Najafi Police Station in Mashhad arrested 19 men and women in a party… Police arrested 9 women and 10 men in an apartment building in the Pirouzi Boulevard in Mashhad after getting permits. Police investigations into this case are ongoing.

Authorities step up pressure on jailed lawyer

Javid-Houtan-KianRadio Zamaneh - Jailed Iranian lawyer Javid Houtan Kian is being subjected to further pressure by being moved to the methadone section of Tabriz Prison, the Human Rights Activists News Agency reports.

Saeed Malekpour again sentenced to death with an additional 7.5 years imprisonment

Saeed_malekpourRahana - The death sentence that had been struck down by the country’s Supreme Court has been reinstated by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Moghiseh

After Approximately 90 Days of Solitary Confinement, Human Rights Activist Kouhyar Goudarzi Transfer

kouhyar-goudarziBanouyesabz - The Committee of Human Rights Reports (CHRR) reports that after spending approximately 90 days in solitary confinement,  human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi has now been transferred to the shared cells in Evin’s ward 209.  According to the same report, despite this recent transfer, Goudarzi remains under interrogation.

Imprisoned activist Abdollah Momeni interrogated again by prison officials

Abdollah-MomeniRahana - Prison intelligence officials illegally summoned imprisoned political and student activist Abdollah Momeni and placed him under further interrogations.

Political Prisoner’s Health Deteriorates in Prison

Ali_tari1The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Ali Tari was sentenced to 6 months in prison on 11 October 2011 when he appeared at Mati Kola prison in Babol. In the absence of a security ward inside Mati Kola Prison, Tari was transferred to the prison’s Quarantine Ward. After spending two days next to drug criminals, he was transferred to Ward 2 of Mati Kola prison, where murderers and dangerous criminals are held, and is currently in dire prison conditions.

Blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki transferred to a hospital

Hossein_Ronaghi_MalekiRahana - Ailing blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki who was refusing to accept any medication or medical treatment at the prison infirmary has now been transferred to Hasheminejad Hospital.

82-Year Old Iraqi Attorney Hassan Tafah in Critical Condition

Freedom Messenger - Hassan Abdul-Hassan Tafah’s physical health has deteriorated further, and he is in critical condition. Hassan Tafah is an 82-year old lawyer and human rights activist of Iraqi descent convicted of spying and locked up in Ward 4, Hall 12 in Rajai-Shahr Prison.

Iran's Continuing Human Rights Violations

Hillary_ClintonUS Dep. of State - The United States is deeply concerned by reports of the Iranian government’s continued repression of its people. Despite statements from Iran’s Supreme Leader and President claiming support for the rights and freedoms of Iranian citizens and people in the region, the government continues its crackdown on all forms of dissent, belief, and assembly.

The arresting of open-minded dervishes, strongly condemned

vahid-bananiInsideofiran - The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights in Iran and The International Centre in Defense of Dervishes in Iran, strongly denounce the arresting open-minded dervishes.

Growing pressure and arrests of Gonabadi dervishes, following the murder of Dervish “Martyr Vahid Ba

dervish_shotInsideofIran - In the last week, there has been growing pressure on the Gonabadi’s Sufi Order. As a result of the attacks to Gonabadi Sufis, severely injuring and arresting them, one of  the dervishes called Vahid Banani, who was gunshot in one of his main arteries, died in Namazi Hospital in Shiraz, on 6th September 2011.

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