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National Trust spokesman arrested upon return to Iran

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Esmail Gerami MoghaddamRadiozamaneh - Esmail Gerami Moghaddam, the spokesman for the National Trust Party, was arrested upon arrival at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport.

Iran: Blogger's father sentenced weeks after son's release

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PayvandNews - Only weeks after jailed blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was finally released due to health problems, his father, Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, has been sentenced to four months in jail.

Teachers’ leader arrested, pressured over protests

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Esmail AbdiRadiozamaneh - The head of the Iranian Teachers' Association, Esmail Abdi, was arrested when he reported to court in response to a summons.

More than 23 Years of Imprisonment for 6 Protesters to the Raid in Ward 350

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HRANA News Agency – By the verdict of judge Salavati, the head of branch number 15 of the revolutionary court, 6 protesters who gathered in front of the presidential office during April 2014, to show their remonstration to beating the prisoners of ward 350 of Evin prison, known as Black Thursday, have been sentenced to a total of 23 years and 9 months.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the raid to ward 350 had been done on April 17, 2013, in which the prison guards rushed into the ward on the pretext on inspection and beat the prisoners. Many prisoners were injured and after that, many were transferred to solitary confinement, some exiled and many prisoners were profiled.

After this incident, the families of prisoners of ward 350, had some demonstration in front of the parliament, Supreme Court and presidential office. Following the demonstration in front of presidential office, Esmaeili who was suspected of ordering the raid, was appointed as the persecutor of Tehran.

Demonstration in front of the Supreme Court had no arrestees, but in the demonstration in front of the presidential office, 6 people were arrested by the revolutionary guards and were transferred to ward 2-A in Evin prison without any arraignment.

Milad Poor Eisa, journalist, is one the arrestees who has been sentenced to 6 years and three months in prison. He gave the image of few pages of his case to HRANA, but told to our reporter that due to not having the permission and security reasons he could not mention the names of the others:

“I was arrested along with two others. The majority of questions were about why we had attended the demonstration while we did not have any relationship with the prisoners. Others were transferred to Evin, but I was released due to my bad physical condition and spinal cord. But few days later I was rearrested and my house was investigated and I was interrogated regarding every detail, even my mother’s diaries and changing my Facebook account password after my arrest. When I was released on 50 million Tomans bail, I realized that seven people were arrested on that day. I met some of them when we were summoned to the court”.

According to Mr. Poor Eisa, these six people were tried in one case and the seventh person has been tried with the same allegation but in a different case.

Branch number 25 of the revolutionary court with chief judge Salavati has sentenced these six people in total to 23 years and 9 months, only in one session, without any notice and without  lawyer. Milad Poor Eisa is sentenced to 75 months and other people 42 months in prison each.

The only charge that is put on Mr. Poor Eisa is collusion and the maximum penalty for that could be 5 years according to the penal code. This case has been sent in silence to branch number 36 of the appeal court of Tehran with chief judge Zargar. While authorities of branch 36 of the appeal court insisted that the verdict will be issued in six months, there are some news that the verdict has been already issued again without giving any chance to defend themselves.

Another wired point in this case is that the branch number 36 of the appeal court has not submitted the final verdict yet with the excuse that verdict is not typed. While announcing the verdict is a primitive right of defendants in a court.

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Hossain Rounaghi Maleki Sent to Furlough

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Hossain Rounaghi Maleki

HRANA News Agency – Hossain Rounaghi Maleki is sent to medical furlough.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hossain Rounaghi Maleki has been sent to medical furlough from ward number 7 of Evin prison, by the recommendation of prison physicians, on Wednesday June 17.

Hossain Rounaghi Maleki was previously kept in ward number 350 and had been released from prison for acute kidney problems and the risk of losing them. Different reasons were regarded for this temporary release, such as supreme leader’s pardon, intolerance of sentence and medical furlough. But he was summoned and imprisoned for unknown reasons last March.

Hossain Rounaghi Maleki, blogger and human rights activist, was arrested on December 13, 2009 and after being kept for 10 months in ward 2-A (controlled by revolutionary guard) in Evin prison, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by branch number 26 of revolutionary court, on October 5, 2010.

His case was sent to appeal court on November 20, 2010 but it was confirmed by branch number 54 of court of appeal on December 1, 2010 and he was transferred to ward 350 of Evin prison. His charges are membership in Iran Proxy network, insulting supreme leader and insulting the president.

Rajai Shahr Prison’s Warden Arrested for Importing Drugs into the Prison

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Najmeddin Hossaini

HRANA News Agency – Najmeddin Hossaini, the chief of section 2 of Rajai Shahr Prison has been arrested on charge of importing 50 gr drugs into the ward.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Najmeddin Hossaini was tried on June 15th as he had been arrested the day before.

Ward 2 of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj is an ideological ward for religious prisoners or those who want to get pardon by memorizing the Koran.

Najmeddin Hossaini had beaten the imprisoned labor activist, Behnam Ibrahimzadeh some time ago and transferred him to solitary confinement.

One of HRANA’s sources in this regard said: “The prison authorities are always involved in importing drugs into the prison and I do not think if something serious would happen to Najmeddin Hossaini either.”

Mohammad Moghimi Transferred to Ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison

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Atena Farghdani


HRANA News Agency – Mohammad moghimi, human rights lawyer has been transferred to ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Moghimi had been arrested on June 13th after meeting his client, Atena Farghdani and has been transferred to ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison the next day.

He has been arrested on charge of shaking hands with his client and a bail of 20 million Thomans has been issued for him.

Atena Farghdani has been also transferred to the court on June 14th and may face the same charge. She has recently been sentenced to 12 years and 9 months of imprisonment.

Longtime Iranian television producer gets jail sentence

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Mostafa AziziRadiozamaneh - Mostafa Azizi, the Iranian television producer who has been jailed in Iran since February, has been sentenced to eight years in jail. News of Azizi's sentence was confirmed on the Facebook page of his son, Arash Azizi.

Iranian Nationalist-Religious Activist Given Heavy Jail Sentence

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Radiozamaneh - A Nationalist-Religious website reports that Rafiei was charged with "activity and membership in the Nationalist-Religious Council, propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic regime by giving interviews to anti-regime media and issuing statements threatening security and using satellite equipment".

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