Wednesday, September 18, 2019 01:26

Iranian political prisoners

One activist released, another remains in limbo

Iranian political activist Emad Bahavar was released on Thursday December 18 after serving five years in jail for his support of reformist leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Mohammad Khatami. » read more

Alternative reformist party gets permit to operate

Iran’s Interior Ministry announced that a permit was issued on Monday December 1 for the Neday-e Iran Party to engage in political activity. » read more

Activists rally around jailed female volleyball fan

Three hundred Iranian political and cultural activists have written to President Hassan Rohani, drawing attention to the dismal situation of Ghoncheh Qavami in Evin Prison and urging the government to respect her citizen’s rights and facilitate her release. » read more

Jailed dervishes set terms for ending hunger strike

The nine jailed Gonabadi dervishes who have begun a hunger strike have issued a statement to announce their demands. » read more

Former editor released after five-year sentence

Iranian political prisoner Mohammad Davari was released on Monday September 8 from Ward 350 of Evin Prison at the end of his five-year prison sentence. The Kaleme opposition website reports that Davari was supposed to be released today, Tuesday September 9, but was instead released on Monday night. » read more

Iranian National Front member released from Evin

Hootan Dowlati, a political prisoner in Ward 350 of Evin Prison, was released on Saturday September 6. Kaleme reports that Dowlati, a member of the Iranian National Front political party, has been in jail for the past year and a half without any furloughs. » read more

Official sympathizes with political prisoners’ families

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has met with the families of a number of political prisoners and expressed hope for their release. » read more

Iranian-Arab activists draw harsh sentences

Preliminary court has sentenced four Iranian-Arab activists in Ahwaz to heavy prison terms after they had already spent more than two and a half years in jail. » read more

Two prisoners get temporary release

Mohsen Mirdamadi, the secretary general of the Islamic Iran Participation Front, and Mahnaz Mohammadi, a documentary maker and activist, have been given temporary leaves from prison. ILNA reports that Mirdamadi was released on Monday July 28. » read more

Journalist jailed for sending letters to father in prison

Sajedeh Arabsorkhi, an Iranian activist and journalist, has been transferred to Evin Prison to serve out a one-year prison sentence. According to the Kaleme website, she is accused of propaganda against the regime for writing letters to her father, Feizollah Arabsorkhi, a political prisoner at the time. » read more