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Detained Editor Who Exposed Corruption Slapped with Additional Charge

yashar-soltaniIranhumanrights.org - Editor Yashar Soltani, who was initially charged with "spreading lies" after his website published unclassified information about illegal land sales by the Tehran Municipality, has also been charged with "gathering classified information with the intent to harm national security."

Written Warning of Attorney General of Golestan Province to the Media

HRANA News Agency – Attorney general of Golesatan province warned editors of news and social websites about “discriminatory and irresponsible” context and emphasized that if such case is being identified, these media will be banned and they will face the consequences.

Iranian Journalists Alarmed As Media Legislation Resurfaces

 

RFL/RE - Critics say proposed new legislation in Iran would mean an end to any form of independent journalism in the Islamic republic while playing into the hands of the country's security organs and hard-line conservative judiciary, who would like to see even tighter state control of the media.

Overcoming Obstacles: Leila Vaziri & the Nine Female Olympians from Iran

Iranhumanrights.org - What does it take for a woman to overcome the challenges and make it to the Olympics?
Watch world champion Leila Varizi in this video and join the Campaign in saluting the 9 Iranian women who made it to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Iran Sentences Prominent Journalist to 3 Years in Prison

Image result for sentence to jailABC - The lawyer of prominent Iranian journalist says a court has sentenced his client to three years in prison on charges of insulting authorities and spreading propaganda against the ruling system.

4 Executed Sunni Prisoners Explain Their Cases / Video Footage

Hadi HossainiHRANA News Agency – At least 20 Sunni prisoners were executed by hanging in Rajaei Shahr prison, all of whom were charged with membership or cooperation with Tohid and Jihad group. These prisoners were arrested about 8 years ago. Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani, Kamal Moulayi and Hamed Ahmadi were four prisoners that had a chance to publish what their case was made of and what they were accused of. HRANA had published this video in 2013, but due to importance of clarification about the process of these cases, we publish this video again.

Batir Shah Mammadov’s Plea on the 20th Day of Hunger Strike / Video Footage

Batir Shah MammadovHRANA News Agency – Batir Shah Mammadov, Turkmen citizen who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on spying charges is on hunger strike demanding to be extradited to his country on the basis of the current agreements between Iran and Turkmenistan after 7 years imprisonment. He explained his condition and case in Persian which is difficult for a foreign citizen and also in Turkmen language on the twentieth day of his hunger strike in a video which was recorded last week and delivered to HRANA.

Reformist Newspaper Editor’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal

mazandarani700Iranhumanrights,org - Ehsan Mazandarani has been reduced to two years on appeal, his brother-in-law Sam Hosseini told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

“The Last Protest”; Music Video for Younes Asakereh’s Daughter

Younes AsakerehHRANA News Agency – The music video "The last protest", composed and performed by Amir Sarikhani was to the young daughter of Younes Asakereh, the peddler from Khoramshahr, who set himself in fire as a protest, in March 2015. Negar Parsaei has written the poetry.

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