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Urgent: More than 20 Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution in Iran

Urgent: More than 20 Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution in IranIran Human Rights -More than 20 prisoners are in imminent danger of execution in two prisons in Karaj (Alborz province, northern Iran).

Iran Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition - IHR Calls for Urgent World Reaction

Iran Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition - IHR Calls for Urgent World ReactionIran Human Rights -Several political prisoners and prisoners of conscience are on hunger strike in Iran as a last resort effort to be heard by Iranian authorities regarding the violation of their basic human rights. Despite widespread attention by the Iranian civil society to the situation of political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran, the United Nations, European Parliament and world community at large have not shown adequate reaction to thIs urgent matter.

HUNGER-STRIKING ACTIVIST IN POOR HEALTH IN EVIN

HUNGER-STRIKING ACTIVIST IN POOR HEALTH IN EVINAmnesty - Iranian prisoner of conscience Ali Shariati is in poor health in Evin Prison, 67 days into an ongoing hunger strike against his imprisonment. He has been sentenced to five years in prison for his peaceful activism, including his participation in peaceful protests condemning a series of acid attacks against women in 2014.

Iran's authorities endangering life of critically ill imprisoned activist by refusing hospital transfer

Iran's authorities endangering life of critically ill imprisoned activist by refusing hospital transferAmnesty - The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Arash Sadeghi, an imprisoned human rights defender who ended his 71-day hunger strike yesterday, to hospital so that he can receive the urgent specialized medical care he requires, Amnesty International said today.

Persecution of Dual Nationals: Businessman Serving 10-Year Prison Sentence After Coerced Confession

Persecution of Dual Nationals: Businessman Serving 10-Year Prison Sentence After Coerced ConfessionIranhumanrights.org - Iranian-Austrian dual citizen Kamran Ghaderi is entering the second year of his 10-year prison sentence in solitary confinement in Tehran after being coerced into confessing to espionage in 2016, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Jailed children rights activist refuses to end hunger strike in Iranian prison

Jailed children rights activist refuses to end hunger strike in Iranian prisonRadiozamaneh - Saeed Shirzad, Iranian activist and member of Society against Child Labour has been on hunger strike for 29 days.

IRAN’S AUTHORITIES MUST STOP TOYING WITH LIFE OF ACTIVIST ON HUNGER STRIKE

IRAN’SAmnesty - The Iranian authorities are putting the life of imprisoned human rights defender Arash Sadeghi at grave risk and should release him and his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee without further delay, Amnesty International said today. Over two months into his ongoing hunger strike, Arash Sadeghi remains jailed in Tehran's Evin Prison, with reports indicating that he is vomiting blood and experiencing severe respiratory, heart, kidney and gastrointestinal problems.

Huge Twitter Storm in Support of Imprisoned Iranian Activist on Hunger Strike

arash-sadeghi-1Iranhumanrights.org - Arash Sadeghi Is World's Highest Trending Topic on Twitter on December 30

SaveArash# was for a time the highest trending topic on Twitter on Friday December 30, 2016, as social media users around the world expressed their support for imprisoned civil rights advocate Arash Sadeghi on the 68th day of his hunger strike in Evin Prison in Tehran.

Political Prisoner Banned from Visits After Sending Complaint to Warden

%d8%ad%d9%85%db%8c%d8%af-%d8%a8%d8%a7%d8%a8%d8%a7%db%8c%db%8c-1Iranhumanrights.org - Imprisoned doctoral student Hamid Babaei has been banned from receiving visitations after the prison warden accused him of "insulting" Iran's supreme leader during a discussion about a complaint Babaei had sent to the warden's office.

More than 50 days on hunger strike; Iranian political prisoners are slowly dying

 

MoreRadiozamaneh - As the number of political prisoners on hunger strikes are increasing in Iranian prisons, three prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the past seven weeks are slowly dying: Arash Sadeghi, Morteza Moradpour and Ali Shariati.


Aside from the three, Saeed Shirzad, children rights activist serving a 5 year sentence, has sewed his lips in order to refuse food. Shirzad has been on hunger strike as of 7 Dec 2016. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen and U.S. permanent resident, who is serving a 10 year sentence related to alleged espionage charges, has also joined the striking group.

Ali Shariati

Ali Shariati, a reformist political prisoner has been in and out of prison since 2009 protests against presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He is currently serving a five year sentence for taking part in a 2014 protests in support of victims of acid attacks in Iran. Shariati refused food to demand a phone call with his family as of 31 Oct 2016. The prison has denied his visitation rights for weeks. He is continuing his strike and was taken to hospital on 9 December when his body shutdown and his heartbeat slowed significantly.

Arash Sadeghi who has been refusing to eat since 24 October 2016 had to be taken to hospital on 17 December following complications concerning his heart, blood pressure and gastrointestinal bleeding. He was transferred back to Ward 8 of Evin prison on the same day, after he refused to receive parenteral nutrition intravenously.

Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Iraee

Arash Sadeghi has been protesting the unlawful arrest of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, for an unpublished story. On the night that Iranian authorities raided Iraee and Sadeghi’s house to arrest Sadeghi, they found an unpublished fictional story that Iraee had written on the subject of adultery and stoning. Iraee has received a six year prison sentence for writing this story and some of her online activism. Sadeghi demands the reversal of this judgment.

In an open letter from prison Sadeghi calls Iraee “the love of his life,” stating that until her prison sentence is reversed, he will continue his hunger strike. Sadeghi has been in and out of prison since the 2009 protests disputing the results of presidential election in Iran. He is currently serving a 15-year prison related to his civil activism. The prison authorities have told him that he can join his wife after death.

On 24 Dec, Saeed Shirzad who has dedicated his life to the rights of children wrote a letter from Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj. In that letter Shirzad stated that the prison official routinely violate prisoner’s basic human rights, systematically neglecting the medical needs of prisoners.

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Saeed Shirzad

Shirzad who started his strike on 17 December has demanded an end to neglect for prisoners’ health and medical needs.

Shirzad too has been in and out of prison since 2012. His first detention was in August 2012, when he went to East Azerbaijan, to help the affected children after an earthquake. Shirzad is currently serving a five year prison sentence handed to him in 2015 for his campaigns to help with the educational needs of the children of political prisons.

Morteza Moradpoir an Azeri Ethnic prisoner has been on hunger strike since 25 Oct 2016 in Tabriz prison. He is demanding his own release after serving two years of a three year sentence in prison which makes him eligible for parole.

Morteza Moradpour before and after the hunger strike

Morteza and his brother Fardin Moradpour as well as several other Azerbaijani activists were arrested in 2009 for taking part in a rally. They were demanding their ethnic rights including the right to education in one’s own language.

Morteza’s health has been affected greatly by his hunger strike specially because he refuses the intake of sugar and he has lost more than 30 Kilograms.

Hassan Rastegari Majd, Iranian-Turkish citizen who is serving a 15 year sentence for involvement with Kurdish opposition groups in Urmia prison. He has been relocated to solitary confinement since the onset of the strike on 3 Dec 2016.

Lavin Karimi is another prisoner who has been arrested on charges of involvement with opposition Kurdish groups and sentenced to five years in prison. There are some unconfirmed reports of Karimi joining the prison-wide hunger strikes in Iran because she has been denied medical care for a bleeding stomach ulcer. Karimi has been on hunger strike as of 23 December 2016, but Zamaneh could not independently confirm this with her family.

Leader Receives Unofficial Warning To Return to Prison or Lose $140,000 Bail

jafar-azimzadeh-1Iranhumanrights.org - Labor rights activist Jafar Azimzadeh has been told that he must return to Evin Prison in Tehran by January 13, 2017 or his guarantor will lose 450 million tomans ($140,000 USD). However, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Azimzadeh will not abide without an official summons.

Five Political Prisoners in Iran on Life-Threatening Hunger Strikes in Desperate Bid for Case Reviews

Iranhumanrights.org - The lives of at least three imprisoned civil rights activists in Iran are perilously in danger after suffering health complications from weeks on hunger strike, while another has sewn his lips shut, but judicial authorities have yet to respond to their demands, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.

8 Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in 3 Different Prisons

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HRANA News Agency – Eight political prisoners in Evin prison of Tehran, Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj and central prison of Tabriz have gone on hunger strike. Their condition is reported critical. Vahid Sayadi Nasir, Arash Sadeghi, Ali Shariati and Amir (Ali) Amirgholi all in Evin Prison and Morteza Moradpour in Central Prison of Tabriz. And also Foad Rezazadeh has gone on hunger strike in Rajae Shahr prison in Karaj. On the other hand, Mohammad Ali Taheri's wife, announced the hunger strike of her husband in interview with HRANA until his freedom. Mehdi Rajabian who was on hunger strike and was released on furlough, is suffering severely from the consequences of this strike. All this while Siamak Mirzaee announced his decision to go on hunger strike.

Rouhani Supporter Imprisoned for Peaceful Activism Critically Ill After 43-Day Hunger Strike

Rouhani Supporter Imprisoned for Peaceful Activism Critically Ill After 43-Day Hunger StrikeIranhumanrights.org - After 43 days on hunger strike, political prisoner Ali Shariati, a long-time supporter of President Hassan Rouhani, has been hospitalized and is "critically ill," his mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iran: Further information: Teacher activist must be released: Esmail Abdi

Iran: Further information: Teacher  activist must be released: Esmail AbdiAmnesty - Iranian teacher activist Esmail Abdi, the Secretary General of the Iranian Teachers' Trade Association (ITTA), was arrested on 9 November and taken to Tehran's Evin Prison to begin serving a six-year prison sentence. He is a prisoner of conscience targeted solely for his peaceful trade activities.

Iran: Joint NGO letter in support of 2016 UNGA resolution on human rights in Iran

Iran:Amnesty - In this open letter, human rights and civil society organizations urge UN Member States to vote in favour of the Resolution A/C.3/71/L.25 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The resolution sends a vital message to all governments and the people of Iran that the human rights situation in the country is of international concern and that reforms are urgently needed.

IRAN: Six Years Into Extrajudicial House Arrest, Mehdi Karroubi Repeats Request for First Trial

IRAN: Six Years Into Extrajudicial House Arrest, Mehdi Karroubi Repeats Request for First TrialIranhumanrights.org - The Judiciary should carry out its latest "promise-or threat" to put former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under extrajudicial house arrest since 2011, on trial, said his son Mohammad Taghi Karroubi.

Security Forces Arrested Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Supporters

Ehsan LatifiHRANA News Agency – The security forces attempted to beat the crowd and arrested at least 15 people and transferred them to an unknown location, on the third day of peaceful assembly by the supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri, in front of Baghiatullah hospital in Tehran. Among the detainees, there are some ladies and a 16-year-old teenager whose mother was severely beaten when she tried to rescue her son.

Rights Activist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment in Critical Condition After 45-Day Hunger Strike

Rights Activist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment in Critical Condition After 45-Day Hunger StrikeIranhumanrights.org - Civil rights defender Arash Sadeghi, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for his peaceful activism, is in "critical and worrying" condition after 45 days on hunger strike in Tehran's Evin Prison, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iran: Further Information: Gravely ill Iranian musician returned to prison

Iran: Further Information: Gravely ill Iranian musician returned to prisonAmnesty - Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian was forced to return to Tehran's Evin Prison on 4 December. He had been on medical leave following his month-long hunger strike. He was hospitalized during his leave and Amnesty International fears for his health. His brother Hossein Rabajian, a filmmaker, is on hunger strike. They are prisoners of conscience.

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