Mostafa Hashemizadeh, a student at Tehran University, was summoned Friday to Evin Court to begin serving his sentence of six years in prison and 74 lashes.
Branch 26 of Tehran’s revolutionary court had sentenced Mostafa Hashemizadeh, a civil engineering student at the University of Tehran, to 5 years in prison on a charge of “assembly and collusion to disrupt national security.” In a tweet on May 1, he said that the court sentenced him to an additional year in prison, three months of public service at a mental hospital, and 74 lashes, and banned him from entering the university dormitory for 2 years for “disrupting public order.”
The court sentenced Amir Mohammad Sharifi, another University of Tehran student who attended the protests, to six months in prison for engaging in “propaganda against the state.” Sharifi said the charge stemmed from his taking of photos of plainclothes officers entering the university dorm and taking away the belongings of Mostafa Hashemzadeh and posting the photos on Twitter.
Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian has been relocated from the Central Prison of Kerman to the notorious Dieselabad Prison of Kermanshah, western Iran.
Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian had been detained for three months in solitary confinement in the quarantine ward of the Central Prison of Kerman in southern Iran. She was eventually relocated to Kermanshah Prison on September 24, 2020.
Zeinab Jalalian was abruptly taken out of the Prison of Khoy on April 28, 2020. She was transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin.
Her family said prison agents had cuffed her hands and feet, taking her from one prison to the other for two days without giving her enough food or water. She was taken to Urmia and Kermanshah, and subsequently to the Evin Courthouse. Then, she was taken to Qarchak Prison.
Human Rights activist prisoner Saba Kord Afshari was returned from a civic hospital to Evin Prison without receiving her needed medical treatment.
Saba Kord Afshari was transferred to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2020, as her health badly deteriorated in the women’s ward of Evin.
Political prisoners Saba Kord Afshari suffers from GI complications and stomach ulcer. Her health condition badly deteriorated on Saturday, September 19. So, she was sent to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran to undergo ultrasound, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. But she was returned to prison after doing just the sonography.
The excuse used to return Ms. Kord Afshari back to prison, was that she did not have the money to pay for the expenses.
Navid Afkari was executed this morning in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz. His family were told that he had been hanged.
Despite widespread international outcries in Iran and around the world to stop his execution, the Iranian regime hanged the young Iran protester in a bid to prevent further protests against the regime.
Navid Afkari, 27, was a wrestling champion who had never hurt anybody.
He was arrested on September 17, 2018 and accused of killing a Basij agent Hasan Turkman during the August 2018 protests in Shiraz. Navid filed a complaint with the judiciary on September 13, 2019, detailing how he was forced to give false confessions while being subjected to “the most severe physical and psychological torture” during nearly 50 days in police detention.
Branch 38 of the Iranian Supreme Court for a third time upheld the death sentences against seven Sunni political prisoners on September 10.
The Sunni inmates, Farhad Salimi, Qassem Absteh, Davood Abdollahi, Ayub Karimi, Anwar Khezri, Khosrow Besharat, and Kamran Sheikha, have been detained in Urmia, Evin, and Rajai Shahr prisons for 11 years. They had previously been sentenced to death in Branches 41 and 42 of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court accepted the appeal by the prisoners’ families and referred the case to Branch 38 for retrial.
The seven Sunni political prisoners were arrested in 2009 based on bogus charges filed by the Ministry of Intelligence. They were charged with “acting against national security,” “propaganda against the state,” “membership in Salafi groups,” “corruption on earth,” and “Moharebeh (waging war on God).”
Over 98,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 410 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Wednesday afternoon local time, September 2.
The official death count declared by the regime stands at 21,797, around a fifth of the actual figure.
The coronavirus death toll in various provinces includes 23,865 in Tehran, 6969 in Razavi Khorasan, 4585 in Qom, 4425 in Isfahan, 4300 in Lorestan, 2808 in Golestan, 2803 in Alborz, 2752 in Fars, 2006 in Kurdistan, 1554 in North Khorasan, 1314 in Hormozgan, 1213 in Bushehr, 849 in Qazvin, and 635 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
The NCRI Women’s Committee calls for the unconditional release of Nasrin Sotoudeh
Twenty days past the hunger strike by human rights lawyer and political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh, she is in critical health conditions in Evin Prison. She has been on hunger strike since August 11, 2020, in protest to the dire sanitary conditions in prison during the pandemic, demanding freedom of all political prisoners.
Considering the critical health conditions of Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) once again called for her unconditional release. Earlier, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect, had called for the dispatch of an international fact-finding mission to visit Iran prisons and prisoners, particularly the political prisoners and imprisoned women.
The families and mothers of the victims of the 1988 massacre gathered Friday morning, August 28, 2020, in Khavaran Cemetery southeast of Tehran, to commemorate their loved ones most of whom were forcibly disappeared by the clerical regime in summer 1988.
They laid flowers on the spots which are said to be the mass graves of the victims, recited poems and sang anthems. After an hour, the State Security Force dispersed them out of the cemetery.
The families and mothers of the victims of the 1988 massacre have to overcome many obstacles to visit the symbolic graves of their children in various cemeteries across the country because the clerical regime has been concealing the evidence of this horrendous crime against humanity for years.