rajaee shahr prison

August 5, 2016

Names of Mass Execution Victims in Iran Still Not Released

Names of Mass Execution Victims in Iran Still Not Released Only 10 of the 20 Sunni Prisoners Killed Are Identified by Authorities Iran is withholding the names of ten of the twenty Sunni prisoners who were executed in Rajaee Shahr Prison in the city of Karaj on August 2, 2016 even though the prosecutor general and the Intelligence Ministry have made statements on the executions. […]... read more
July 12, 2016

Judiciary Refuses to Review Case of Political Prisoner Who Qualifies for Early Release

Judiciary Refuses to Review Case of Political Prisoner Who Qualifies for Early Release Ahmad Karimi Najjar, a political prisoner currently serving the seventh year of his 16-year prison sentence in Iran’s Rajaee Shahr Prison, could be eligible for conditional release, but the Judiciary is refusing to review his case. Karimi, who was imprisoned for his alleged connection with an outlawed monarchist group, could benefit from a new legal […]... read more
June 20, 2016

New Rules at Rajaee Shahr Prison Target Political Prisoners for Harsh Treatment

New Rules at Rajaee Shahr Prison Target Political Prisoners for Harsh Treatment Harsher rules have been imposed upon political prisoners at Rajaee Shahr Prison, already know for its grim conditions, according to relatives who have visited the facility in recent days.  Political prisoners at Rajaee Shahr Prison (also known as Gohardasht) located in Karaj, east of Tehran, are now being forced to wear plastic slippers instead of […]... read more
January 19, 2016

Ailing Imprisoned Journalist Could Face New Charges for Speaking Out against Prison Conditions

Ailing Imprisoned Journalist Could Face New Charges for Speaking Out against Prison Conditions Imprisoned journalist Saeed Razavi Faghih has been threatened with retribution for writing letters complaining about abuse inside Rajaee Shahr Prison and could be facing new trumped-up charges. “About a month ago one of the prison authorities threatened my brother and some other prisoners that he would teach them a good lesson for writing letters of […]... read more
October 12, 2015

Blogger Still Held Behind Bars despite Completing Sentence as He Awaits Exile

Blogger Still Held Behind Bars despite Completing Sentence as He Awaits Exile The imprisoned blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari continues to be held behind bars, even though he has completed his term, as officials dither over where he will now serve his mandated post-prison exile. In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Pourshajari’s daughter, Mitra, expressed dismay at her father’s illegal imprisonment and […]... read more
October 6, 2015

Supreme Court Refuses to Grant Imprisoned Activist a Retrial

Supreme Court Refuses to Grant Imprisoned Activist a Retrial The political activist and university professor Saeed Madani, imprisoned in Iran since January 2012 for his peaceful activism and participation in a nonviolent political opposition group, has been denied a retrial by the Supreme Court, his wife Mansoureh Ettefagh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The retrial was requested based on the […]... read more
August 31, 2015

Wife of Imprisoned Pastor Asks US Officials to Obtain Release of Her Husband

Wife of Imprisoned Pastor Asks US Officials to Obtain Release of Her Husband American officials must do more to obtain the release of unjustly imprisoned Iranian-Americans, according to the wife of Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor who is currently serving an eight-year sentence at Evin Prison. Saeed Abedini, who converted to Christianity in 2000, was arrested in July 2012 when he visited Iran to see his family and […]... read more
September 28, 2014

Cartoon 94: Man Hanged for Innovation in Islamic Principles and Insulting Jonah

Cartoon 94: Man Hanged for Innovation in Islamic Principles and Insulting Jonah Mohsen Amiraslani, 37, was hanged at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 on charges of “corruption on earth, innovation in primary and secondary principles of Islam, and new interpretation of the Qur’an,” including “insulting Prophet Jonah.” “A Rajaee Shahr Prison official contacted this prisoner’s family and asked them to go see […]... read more
June 9, 2014

Cartoon 86: The Execution

Cartoon 86: The Execution Fars News Agency wrote on Sunday, June 1, 2014 that Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, a political prisoner charged with moharebeh (enmity with God), was executed inside Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani had been sentenced to death following his arrest in 2008 on charges in connection with his alleged support for the Mojahedin-e Khalgh […]... read more
March 17, 2014

Imprisoned Pastor Chained to Hospital Bed, Wife Says

Imprisoned Pastor Chained to Hospital Bed, Wife Says Imprisoned Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini was admitted to hospital under humiliating conditions, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. Naghmeh Abedini, Abedini’s wife, told the Campaign that the pastor was taken to Dey Hospital in Tehran on March 3, 2014 while his hands and feet were chained and then he was tied […]... read more
June 22, 2012

Saharkhiz Held for Additional 18 Months Despite Severe Medical Condition

Saharkhiz Held for Additional 18 Months Despite Severe Medical Condition Upon completion of his three-year prison term, journalist Issa Saharkhiz has been sentenced to an additional 1.5 years in prison, despite a medical commission's determination that he is unable to endure his punishment. "They don't want my father released, so they put him on trial again," his son, Mehdi Saharkhiz, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.... read more
June 1, 2012

Imprisoned Baha’i Refused Medical Leave After Surgery

Imprisoned Baha’i Refused Medical Leave After Surgery 66-year old Riaz Sobhani, currently in prison for financially assisting the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE), was refused medical leave after his recent heart surgery. His son, Naim Sobhani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his father was transferred to the hospital for his surgery in chains.... read more