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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: EXECUTION LOOMS FOR SAMAN NASEEM

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Amnesty.org - Iranian juvenile offender, Saman Naseem, could be executed as early as 19 February 2015 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to death after an unfair trial.

Iranian Appeals Court Rejects Release of Imprisoned Physicist

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Omid Kokabee thumbnail photo imageaps.org - In a surprising setback to efforts to free imprisoned Iranian physicist Omid Kokabee, an appeals court in Iran rejected the recommendations of its Supreme Court and upheld his 10-year prison sentence. Human rights activists had been hoping that he might be released early following the Supreme Court's decision in October to vacate his initial sentence and have the lower revolutionary court retry him.

Iranian Man Sentenced to Removal of Eye and Ear on Acid Attack- Doctors Deny Carrying Out the Senten

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150121090338_acid__512x288_isnairanhr.net - An Iranian man has been sentenced to surgical removal of one eye and one ear as retribution for an acid attack.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, labor activist sentenced by Iran authorities to 9.5 more years in prison

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Behnam Ebrahimzadeh pictured here in a hospital with his wife and son, Nima, during a brief prison leave. Persian2English – Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, an imprisoned children's and labor rights activist and father to a son battling cancer, has been sentenced by the Iranian Judiciary to 9.5 more years in prison. The latest sentencing comes at a time when Mr. Ebrahimzadeh was months shy of finishing his prison sentence of five years.

3 Prisoners Hanged at Central Prison of Zahedan

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Bahram Balouchi

 

HRANA News Agency – In the morning of 27th December, 3 prisoners were executed at the yard of Central prison of Zahedan by hanging.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), at the dawn of 27th December, 3 prisoners were executed in the yard of Central Prison of Zahedan by hanging.

Bahram Balouchi was one of them who were sentenced to death on charge of corruption on earth and Mohammad Paseban, the other prisoner, was charged with drug related crimes.

There is no information about the third prisoner’s name and his accusations, so far.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “Before transferring these prisoners to solitary confinements and visiting their families for the last time, prison authorities disconnected all the phones of the prison and after the executions, the phones were reconnected.”

Civil Rights Activists Arrested in Shahriar

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Mohammad Maleki

 

HRANA News Agency – A group of civil rights activists who had planned to attend the anniversary of Mostafa Karimbeigi were arrested by security officers. Nasrin Sotoudeh, Narges Mohammadi, and Reza Khandan were among those arrested.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on 26th December, a group of civil rights activists planning to attend the anniversary of Mostafa Karimbeigi (one of Green movement’s members who were killed in Ashura 2009), in Shahriar, were arrested by security forces.

Ammar Maleki, son of doctor Maleki, wrote on his Facebook: “Today – 26th December 2014 – On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the martyrdom of Mostafa Karimbeigi – one of those who were killed in 2009 – a ceremony was supposed to be held at Shahriar. My father called me and said on the way towards Shahriar, a car belonging to Intelligence Ministry pulled our car over and arrested all 5 people in the car. Doctor Mohammad Maleki was detained from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Intelligence service office and was released just a few minutes ago. According to the latest news, so far, Ms. Narges Mohammadi and Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh and Mr. Reza Khandan (Mrs. Sotoudeh’s husband) along with another group are still in custody of Intelligence service office.”

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “All the detainees were released after a few hours.”

Supreme Court Rejects Legality of Kokabee’s Sentencing

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omid-kokabeeiranhumanrights.org - Iran's Supreme Court has explicitly rejected the legal basis of Omid Kokabee's prosecution and sentencing. Branch 36 of Iran's Supreme Court ordered the review of Omid Kokabee's case, according to a ruling it issued on October 11, 2014 and recently made public by his lawyer.

Iran Extends Detention of Washington Post Journalist

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jason-rezaian-wife3VOA - The family of Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian says Iran has extended his detention by at least two months.

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