Iran Human Rights - On Wednesday June 1, an unidentified woman with drug related charges and a man with murder charges were reportedly hanged at Qazvin Central Prison.
HRANA News Agency – Mohammadreza Haj Rostambeiglo, the poet who had been arrested in December 2015, was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by the court in his absence.
HRANA News Agency – Four residents of Kamyaran city were arrested in their homes, by intelligence service forces of this city, and transferred to an unknown location.
HRANA News Agency – Hashmatullah Tabarzadi, political activist was arrested by security forces while leaving home and was transferred to Evin prison. He also was questioned in Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison. Tabarzadi’s family is concerned about the fake cases against him, and about his possible hunger strike.
Iranian authorities have arrested eight people involved in allegedly producing "obscene" music videos. Mizan Online, a news agency controlled by Iran's powerful judiciary, quoted Tehran prosecutor general Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi on May 28 as saying that the eight were arrested last week in Tehran. They were not identified by name.
source: Emtiaz daily
He said the videos were "broadcast on a famous anti-revolutionary television channel," an apparent reference to a foreign-based channel in Persian. Dozens of Persian-language television channels, all based outside Iran, are broadcast on satellite.
Dowlatabadi said a special court for media and culture will review the case and consider raising charges against the eight.
There were no details on the content of the videos. In Iran, it is considered "obscene" and un-Islamic if a woman is filmed singing without a headscarf or together with a man.
The arrests come only days after more than 30 students who partied at a graduation ceremony in northern Iran were arrested and given 99 lashes each for violating the Islamic republic's morality code.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP
PayvandNews - Iranian authorities have arrested eight people involved in allegedly producing "obscene" music videos. Mizan Online, a news agency controlled by Iran's powerful judiciary, quoted Tehran prosecutor general Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi on May 28 as saying that the eight were arrested last week in Tehran. They were not identified by name.
HRANA News Agency – Kaveh Sohrabzadeh, Afshin Sohrabzadeh’s brother, political prisoner who suffers from cancer, was arrested after following his brother’s medical treatment, by the IRGC agents.
Amnesty - Iranian activist Amir Amirgholi was sentenced in early 2016 to 19 years and six months in prison following an hour-long trial on charges that stem from his peaceful activism. He is held in Evin Prison in poor conditions and is awaiting the date of his appeal hearing.
HRANA News Agency – HRANA had already reported at least 4 executions in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, but with one day delay, the Iranian official media have announced that 6 people were executed in this prison.
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