Ehsan Mazandarani

October 11, 2016

Imprisoned Editor Hospitalized After 18-Day Hunger Strike

Imprisoned Editor Hospitalized After 18-Day Hunger Strike Open Letter Disproves Judicial Claim About Prisoners’ Rights Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani, who recently wrote an open letter disproving a judicial official’s claim about prisoners’ rights, was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital outside the prison on October 9, 2016 following an 18-day hunger strike. “My client is eligible for conditional release because […]... read more
September 23, 2016

Reformist Editor Vows to Remain On Hunger Strike Until Released from Prison

Reformist Editor Vows to Remain On Hunger Strike Until Released from Prison Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani will be on hunger strike in Evin Prison until he is released based on Iran’s New Islamic Penal Code, which allows prisoners to apply for early conditional release after serving a third of their sentence.  In a letter he gave to his wife that was published online by Saham News on […]... read more
July 29, 2016

Reformist Newspaper Editor’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal

Reformist Newspaper Editor’s Prison Sentence Reduced on Appeal The seven-year prison sentence of reformist newspaper editor 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. “We are happy that the Appeals Court reduced the harsh sentence against Ehsan, but we still expect him to be freed because he has […]... read more
July 7, 2016

Imprisoned Journalists Granted Brief Reprieve from Prison

Imprisoned Journalists Granted Brief Reprieve from Prison After eight months in detention, newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz was released from Evin Prison in Tehran on July 5, 2016 on 10 billion rials ($324,000 USD) bail until her appeal hearing, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. Two imprisoned reformist journalists who were apprehended on the same day as Chitsaz during […]... read more
June 22, 2016

Imprisoned Journalist Who Sent Letter to Supreme Leader Saying He Was Tortured is Hospitalized

Imprisoned Journalist Who Sent Letter to Supreme Leader Saying He Was Tortured is Hospitalized Ehsan Mazandarani, who went on hunger strike on May 17, is in intensive care following a heart attack A little over a month after he sent a letter to Iran’s supreme leader stating that he had been tortured, imprisoned reformist newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital in Tehran after […]... read more
June 10, 2016

Guard Assaults Ailing Political Prisoner in Hospital

Guard Assaults Ailing Political Prisoner in Hospital Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani, who has been hospitalized in Tehran since May 31, 2016 due to his life-threatening hunger strike, was attacked by a prison guard in his hospital room during a family visit. On June 5, 2016 a guard threw Mazandarani’s 11-year-old niece out of the room in a “violent and rude manner” […]... read more
May 2, 2016

Female Journalist, Sentenced to Ten Years, Beaten in Iran Prison

Female Journalist, Sentenced to Ten Years, Beaten in Iran Prison Mother of Afarin Chitsaz’s Describes Brutality Aimed at Forcing a “Confession” The mother of imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz will make a judicial complaint to protest the beating of her daughter in prison. Maryam Azadpour, who recently broken her silence on Chitsaz’s case, described her daughter’s ordeal in an interview with the International Campaign for Human […]... read more
April 27, 2016

Journalists in Iran Slapped with Long Prison Sentences

Journalists in Iran Slapped with Long Prison Sentences Three journalists and the brother of a journalist have been given prison sentences ranging from five to ten years after spending months in detention, the lawyer representing two of the individuals told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz, who wrote for Iran, the official daily newspaper of the […]... read more
April 11, 2016

Journalist Afarin Chitsaz Held Incommunicado at Evin Prison for Five Months

Journalist Afarin Chitsaz Held Incommunicado at Evin Prison for Five Months Status of Case and Charges against Her Remain Unknown Concern is growing for the well-being of newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz, who has been imprisoned incommunicado since her arrest on November 2, 2015.  “Unfortunately, we have no information about her situation and we don’t even know why she hasn’t gotten a lawyer during these past five […]... read more
February 2, 2016

Two Reformist Journalists Charged, after Three Months in Detention

Two Reformist Journalists Charged, after Three Months in Detention Three months after their arrests, journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Ehsan Mazandarani have been formally charged with “acting against national security” and “propaganda against the state,” their lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee added that it was not yet clear which branch of the Revolutionary Court system would take […]... read more
December 10, 2015

Arrested Journalists Held Incommunicado for Over a Month while Officials Make Baseless Claims

Arrested Journalists Held Incommunicado for Over a Month while Officials Make Baseless Claims More than a month after his arrest, the prominent reformist journalist Issa Saharkhiz has not contacted his family and judicial authorities have not commented on his status, his son Mehdi Saharkhiz told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  Issa Saharkhiz and three other journalists, Afarin Chitsaz, Ehsan Mazandarani, and Saman Safarzaie, were arrested on November […]... read more
December 4, 2015

Ninety Journalists Call for Release of Four Arrested Colleagues

Ninety Journalists Call for Release of Four Arrested Colleagues Ninety Iranian journalists have signed a statement calling for the release of four of their colleagues arrested a month ago by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Organization: Issa Saharkhiz, Ehsan Mazandarani, Saman Safarzaie, and Afarin Chitsaz. The statement called the accusation of “cooperation with foreign media” against the arrested journalists “baseless and repetitive” and demanded their […]... read more