Prisoners / Arrests

July 28, 2014

No Judicial Record of Arrested Washington Post Journalist, Says Family

No Judicial Record of Arrested Washington Post Journalist, Says Family Seeking information on Jason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehi, and a photographer, three international journalists who were arrested  in Tehran on July 22, 2014, has become impossible as their names do not appear anywhere in Iran’s Judiciary, a source close to the families told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Their names have not been [...]... read more
July 25, 2014

Raid Leaves Arrested Washington Post Journalist’s Home “Looking Like a Scene from Hell”

Raid Leaves Arrested Washington Post Journalist’s Home “Looking Like a Scene from Hell” Jason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehi, and a photographer were arrested in Tehran on the night of July 22, 2014, after their homes were raided by security forces. The agents also confiscated their personal belongings, including laptops, books, and notes, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
July 24, 2014

Ruling of Combined 127-Year Sentence for Facebook Users Violates Iran’s Own Laws

Ruling of Combined 127-Year Sentence for Facebook Users Violates Iran’s Own Laws A source knowledgeable about the case of eight young Iranians sentenced to heavy prison sentences for their activities on Facebook told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that in an illegal ruling, Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghisseh has issued verdicts that are up to three times longer than allowable under Iran’s own laws. The judge in the case has combined the old and the new Islamic Penal Codes in arriving at the unusually long sentences, ... read more
July 21, 2014

Man Sentenced to Stoning in Iran’s Northern City

Man Sentenced to Stoning in Iran’s Northern City A man has been sentenced to the punishment of stoning in the northern Iran province of Ghaemshahr. The Bolagh news website wrote that Head of the Ghaemshahr Judiciary in Mazandaran Province issued the stoning ruling. ... read more
July 18, 2014

Revolutionary Court Sentences Fifteen Baha’is to Prison on Baseless Charges

Revolutionary Court Sentences Fifteen Baha’is to Prison on Baseless Charges A Revolutionary Court has sentenced fifteen Baha’is to between 1.5 and 3.5 years in prison on charges of "propaganda against the state" and "assembly and collusion against national security," but their lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that there is no evidence in their case files to support these charges. Giti Pourfazel, the lawyer representing the 15 individuals told the Campaign that when she asked to see the court's evidence, she was refused. \... read more
July 17, 2014

Baha’i to Begin One-Year Prison Sentence for Practicing His Faith

Baha’i to Begin One-Year Prison Sentence for Practicing His Faith A Baha'i man, Sarang Ettehadi, has been summoned to begin serving his one-year prison sentence on charges of "propaganda against the state through participation in Baha'i worship and prayer groups." Ettehadi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he had been instructed via a telephone call from the Evin Prison Courts on July 6, 2014, to appear to begin serving his sentence within a week. Ettehadi's wife, Nasim Ashrafi, already began serving her sentence at Evin Prison read more
July 14, 2014

Eight Iranians Active on Facebook Sentenced to Combined 127 Years in Prison

Eight Iranians Active on Facebook Sentenced to Combined 127 Years in Prison Eight young Iranians active on Facebook have been sentenced to a total of 127 years in prison by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court which found them guilty of acting against national security, propaganda against the state and insulting Islam and state officials, IRNA news agency reported.... read more
July 1, 2014

Judge Refuses to Set Bail for Imprisoned Journalist Seraj Mirdamadi

Judge Refuses to Set Bail for Imprisoned Journalist Seraj Mirdamadi Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi's prolonged "temporary detention" is illegal, according to his lawyer Giti Pourfazel, who told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the case judge refuses to release Mirdamadi on bail.... read more
June 21, 2014

Cartoon 88: The World Cup in Prison

Cartoon 88: The World Cup in Prison ... read more
June 21, 2014

Four Sunni Kurds in Danger of Imminent Execution

Four Sunni Kurds in Danger of Imminent Execution Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Moulaei, and Jamshid and Jahangir Dehghani are Sunni Kurds who were first arrested and prosecuted for murdering a pro-government Sunni cleric, but they were later acquitted of this charge and then tried at Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghiseh on charges of "moharebeh" (enmity with God) and "acting against national security by supporting opposition Kurdish parties." Their death sentences were upheld at the appeals level. The families of the ... read more
June 20, 2014

Eleven Internet Professionals Sentenced to One to Eleven Years in Prison

Eleven Internet Professionals Sentenced to One to Eleven Years in Prison Yadollah Movahed, the Prosecutor for Kerman Province General and Revolutionary Courts, said at a press conference on June 19, 2014, that the eleven individuals were arrested and prosecuted for "designing sites, websites, and creating content for media hostile to the regime."... read more
June 16, 2014

Two Iranian-Arabs Executed in Secret

Two Iranian-Arabs Executed in Secret Ali Chabishat and Khaled Mousavi, two Iranian-Arabs from the southern city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, have been secretly executed and buried in a remote area, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. ... read more