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Prisoner Hanged in Public in Azerbaijan While Crowd Watched

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Prisoner Hanged in Public in Azerbaijan While Crowd WatchedIran Human Rights  - A prisoner was hanged in public in the West Azerbaijan province while a crowd of people watched.

Iranian Labor Activist Peacefully Rejects New Prison Sentence

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CHRI - Labor activist Ali Nejati is refusing to serve a six-month prison sentence for engaging in lawful protests against one of Iran's largest agro-industrial companies near the city of Shush in Khuzestan Province.

Iran: Man Hanged on Murder Charges

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Iran:Iran Human Rights  -A man was hanged in northern Khorasan on murder charges.

Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public on Murder Charges

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Iran:Iran Human Rights  -An unidentified prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Ilam on murder charges .

Iran: Three Prisoners Hanged

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Iran: Three Prisoners HangedIran Human Rights  -Three prisoners were reportedly hanged in Iran.

Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public

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Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in PublicIran Human Rights -  An unidentified prisoner who was sentenced to death on the charge of "raping a married woman" was hanged in public in Bandar Abbas while a crowd of people watched.

Abdulaziz Azimi Held in Detention in Evin Prison

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Abdulaziz AzimiHRANA News Agency – Abdulaziz Azimi, Turkish (Azeri) activists, has been arrested and held in Evin prison, since about four months ago. Within the past few days, a bail of 5 billion IRR has been issued for this prisoner, but due to lack of financial ability of the family, his detention is likely to continue. Mr. Azimi used to manage a channel on Telegram with the name of "Rationality, analysis and action", and already has a history of arrest.


According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Abdulaziz Azimi Ghadim, clergy and Turkish activist, was arrested in the morning of Saturday January 7 in Tehran, and was transferred to an unknown location.

A source close to Azimi family told HRANA's reporter: "On Friday, Mr. Azimi informed his family on a phone call about the bail amount of 5 billion IRR".

This informed source added: "Azimi family has no good financial condition, and now his wife and child live in the home of her father, and are not able to provide the amount of the bail".

The source close to Azimi Ghadim family, emphasized at the end: "In this period of 4 months, Mr. Azimi has been only once allowed to visit his family".

A Lawyer Arrested on Charge of Insulting the Supreme Leader

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Danial EstakhrHRANA News Agency – Danial Estakhr, a lawyer in Shiraz city, was arrested and sent to prison on charge on insulting the supreme leader. It is said that this charge is related to one of his writings about the mass executions of political prisoners in 1980s.


According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Danial Estakhr, known professional lawyer who is practicing in Shiraz city, was arrested and sent to prison.

In this lawsuit, which is at court hearing stage, Mr. Estakhr is charged with insulting the supreme leader.

A close source to Mr. Estakhr, by confirming this news told HRANA’s reporter, “apparently this charge is based on one off the recent writings of him that was published before the election. He was summoned to the court, before the election for his writing that is about the incidents of 1980s, but he was told that he was free till further notice”.

This source added, “Finally he was summoned last again and was told to go and come back the other week. That time he was eventually arrested and sent to prison”.

Police Beat Arrested Lawyer with Heart Problems

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Hossain MehrandishHRANA News Agency – Hossain Mehrandish, judiciary lawyer, was arrested following the order of the judge in branch number 29, while he was defending his client. He who had heart failure following the tension was transferred to the hospital while being in police custody. At least one of the police officers hit the chest of this lawyer for no obvious reason. This could have had deadly consequence for someone in this situation. Hossain Mehrandish is currently in Rajai Shahr prison.


According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hossain Mehrandish who was defending his client in Shahid Madany court, was arrested by the order of the judge in branch 29 with the allegation of insulting the judge.

This high tension resulted in his heart failure with pain in the chest and as a result he was transferred to the hospital by the police.

In the video that was provided for HRANA and shows moments before physician’s visit, one of the police forces shows aggression against Mr. Mehrandish and after handcuffing him hits him on his chest which could have been lethal for a patient with heart failure.

In this video, Mrs. Naghavian, Mr. Mehrandish’s wife who herself is a lawyer, protested against the police officer who did this.

Eyewitnesses told to HRANA that the higher rank officer, who has been said to be the head of the police station, kicked Mrs. Naghavian as well.

Mr. Mehrandish after being released from hospital transferred to Rajaei Shahr prison and a 200 million bail has issued for him.

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