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Iranian Court Convicts Student-Journalist of “Propaganda Against the Regime”.

A branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran has convicted Marzieh Amiri, student and journalist, with “collusion and propaganda against the regime” and “disturbing public order,” an informed source told Iran Focus.

Amiri was arrested during the International Labor Day demonstration in front of the Majlis (parliament) on May 1, 2019.

Amiri is a graduate student of Tehran University and a correspondent for the state-run Shargh newspaper.

At least 15 female labor activists were arrested during the Labor Day demonstration in front of the parliament.

Recently, 30 Iranian professors from the Social Sciences School of Tehran University wrote an open letter to the Minister of Science, demanding the release of Amiri.

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Iran HRM: Women Activists Held In Jail Amid Tightening Repression.

Five women activists are held in prison under deplorable conditions for demanding their own and their people’s human rights.

Three women activists were arrested during an International Workers Day protest demonstration on May 1, 2019, in Tehran across from the Iranian parliament.

Marzieh Amiri, Neda Naji, and Atefeh Rangriz were among 15 activists who were brutalized and arrested by security forces in the May Day demonstration in Tehran.

The detention warrants for Neda Naji and Marzieh Amiri have been extended for another month and the warrant for Atefeh Rangriz has been turned into bail but prison authorities are preventing her release for various reasons, claiming that a new charge has been added to her case.

Marzieh Amiri is presently detained in the general ward of Evin Prison.

Neda Naji has completed her interrogations but is presently detained solitary confinement.

Atefeh Rangriz has been returned to the Shahr-e Ray Prison for women in Varamin after finishing her interrogations.

In other news on women activists, Evin Prison authorities have been preventing transfer of Sanaz Allahyari to hospital despite her deteriorating health conditions. 12 jun 2019
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Iran: Jinous Sobhani, a Baha’i Living in Tehran, and Former Secretary for the Center for Human Rights Activists Arrested

HRANA News Agency – Jinous Sobhani, a Baha’i resident of Tehran, was arrested at her home some hours ago, and detained in an unknown location by security forces. It is also reported that a number of Ms. Sobhani’s personal belongings, including a laptop and cellphone, were seized by agents prior to her arrest.

During the arrest, security forces are reported to have inspected Ms. Sobhani’s house and seized a number of personal belongings, including her laptop and cellphone.

No specific information related to the reasons for her detention and the place where she is now located was available up to the point of release of this report.

This Baha’i citizen and former secretary for the Center for Human Rights Activists was previously detained on January 14, 2009, and was released on bail on March 11 of that year.

Ms. Sobhani, who was the secretary for the office of Human Rights Activists until the closure of the center, as well as a member of the Iran branch of the Geneva-based humanitarian organization Center for Humanitarian Demining Partnership, was arrested again in January 2010 after the major protests in Iran on the Ashura holiday in 2009, and in October of 2010 by the Revolutionary Court, and sentenced to two years of imprisonment.

Baha’is in Iran have been systematically deprived of freedoms related to religious beliefs. This systematic deprivation is in direct contradiction to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to both of which Iran is a signatory: “All persons have the right to religious freedom, the right to change their religion or belief, and the freedom to express their belief individually or collectively, in public or in private.”

According to unofficial sources there are more than 300,000 Baha’is living in Iran, but the Iranian constitution recognizes only the religions of Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrian, and does not recognize The Baha’i religion. Therefore, over the last number of years, Baha’is’ rights have been systematically violated in Iran. 5 mai 2019

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Two Christian Sisters Tortured in Iranian Prison

Two Christian Sisters Tortured in Iranian Prison

Mohabat News — According to sources close to this case, two Christian converts by the names of Shima and Shokoufeh Zanganeh (sisters) who were arrested more than two weeks ago have been subject to physical torture in a prison in Ahvaz.

The two sisters were arrested on December 2, 2018 around noon time in their homes by Iranian Intelligence Service officials.

The report coming from Ahvaz indicates about 13 plain-clothed security officials raided their homes and thoroughly searched all around the property, seizing their Bibles, gospel tracts, and notes taken from Christian teachings. Both Shima and Shokoufeh were then transferred to an unknown location.
Ahvaz is a city in the southwest of Iran and the capital of Khuzestan

At the same time, another group of security officers raided their parents’ house and searched there as well.

The Zanganeh family made multiple inquiries from local authorities to find out the whereabouts of their daughters. They were eventually referred to the Intelligence Service Office in Ahvaz, but officials in the office told them they had no information about the sisters.

After a few days of uncertainty, Shima called her family and let them know they are both being held in the Amanieh Intelligence Office in Ahvaz.

Eventually, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 the Zanganeh sisters’ case was sent to branch 12 of the Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz. After appearing in court, both Christian converts were transferred to Ahvaz Sepidar prison.

When the two sisters appeared in court their young judge granted them conditional release on a heavy bail of 500 Million tomans (approximately $50,000 USD) for each, for a total of 1 Billion tomans.

Read more: 20 December 2018