Wednesday , 8 April 2020

Human rights

Dozens Of Political Prisoners In Iran Moved To Unknown Location After Unrest

Radiofarda – More than 80 political and civil rights inmates in Sheyban (Shiban) prison in Ahvaz have been taken to an unknown detention center, an Iranian-Arab activist, Karim Dahimi, told Radio Farda on Tuesday, April 7. Ahvaz is the capital city of the oil-rich Khuzestan province, southwest Iran, where the majority of Arabic-speaking Iranians live. The decision to transfer the …

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Absent PPE, Covid-19 infection rate rising among Iranian medical staff

Iran-HRM – The number of Iranian medical staff who lost their lives to the coronavirus in under equipped hospitals across the country is on the rise. Health workers, including doctors and nurses at the front lines of the fight against the deadly virus, lack basic protective equipment. According to citizen reports from Saqqez, 40 of the nurses and staff of the Khomeini hospital …

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Samaneh Norouz Moradi returned to prison

HRANA – Samaneh Norouz Moradi, a political prisoner, returned to Evin Prison on April 5, 2020. Ms. Morouzi is suffering from Lupus and breast infection. Even a doctor prescribed her mastectomy which has not been performed yet. She was granted furlough on March 18, 2020. Her request to extend her furlough was not accepted by Amin Vaziri, the special assistant …

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A report on Sunni prisoners of Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA – 31 Sunni prisoners are detained in ward 7 of hall 21 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj in an unfavorable condition. This report that is gathered by Human Rights Activists (HRANA) examines the conditions in Rajai Shahr Prison and as well, the condition of 31 Sunni political prisoners who were kept in this prison. The information of this …

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Iran Executions 2019: Qisas and Forgiveness

Iran Human Rights –  The 12th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2019 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It sets out the number of executions in 2019, the trend compared to previous years, the legislative framework …

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Jailed activist calling for Khamenei’s resignation tested positive for covid-19

Iran-HRM – The family of Mohammad Hossein Sepehri, a political activist held at Vakil Abad Prison in the city of Mashhad has tested positive for Covid-19. This news was announced by Asghar Sepehri, Mohammad Hossein’s brother, on his Twitter account on Sunday, April 5.Asghar Sepehri published parts of his brother’s phone call, stating that he was being held in solitary confinement in …

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Iran Human Rights Monitor Monthly Report, March 2020

Iran-HRM – March was a deadly month across Iran, with a large increase in the number of deaths from the Covid-19 disease and the spread of the coronavirus in Iran’s prisons. At least 14,700 in 237 cities across Iran passed away from the novel virus as of March 31. Iranian prisons and detention centers were one of the most vulnerable …

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Inmates’ families kept in the dark following prison riot in southwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Family members of inmates held in Seiban and Sepidar prisons in Ahvaz have been kept in the dark about the fate of their loved ones following riots in the prisons on March 30 and 31. Reports indicate that following prison riots on March 31, intelligence authorities in Ahvaz transferred political prisoners from ward 5 of Sheiban Prison to …

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10 prisoners on death row in Tabriz Prion

HRANA – At least 50 prisoners in ward 11 of Tabriz Prison are on death row. HRANA identified 10 of them as following: Mohammad Khosravi was sentenced to death on the charge of murder. He is in prison for six years. Akbar Norouzi was sentenced to death on the charge of murder. He is in prison for eight years. Gholamreza …

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