Evin Prisoner Of Conscience Alireza Golipour’s Life In Danger

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There is growing concern about the fate of a little known Iranian political prisoner, Alireza Golipour. According to reports obtained by the Society of Iranian Political prisoners, the life of political prisoner Golipour remains in grave danger, based on the cruel conditions in which he is confined and his deteriorating medical condition.

Golipour, who is currently incarcerated in Evin prison, was arrested based on charges of aiding dissidents and protesters following the 2009 protests in Iran. Golipour was arrested initially 2012, but has yet to receive a formal sentence in regards to his alleged charges.

It is also believed that Golipour was investigated for exposing governmental corruption, including uncovering evidence implicating the head of the Intelligence Ministry, Seyed Mahmoud Alavi. The fact that Golipour was exposing the corruption of the regime’s officials provides ample basis to understand why he would face torture and mistreatment while imprisoned in the notorious Evin prison.

Golipour has reportedly been tortured and now is in a critical condition. He suffers from cardiac problems, internal bleeding, and recently was found to have a tumor on his lungs, which further complicated his health problems.

According to reports from inside Evin prison, Golipour is on hunger strike to protest his mistreatment. There are ongoing concerns that the negligence in regards to his medical treatment is calculated effort to end his life. Another cause for concern in this case is the fact that judicial authorities have reportedly claimed that his dossier disappeared from revolutionary court 91, and its whereabouts are unknown.

The case of Alireza Golipour is illustrative of the ways in which the Iranian regime treats dissidents, activists, and those who dare to expose the corruption within the government. This case is particularly important as the UN General Assembly is set to vote on Resolution A/C.3/70/L.4 focused on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran.

The international community must do all it can to bring attention to the case of Alireza Golipour and hundreds of other political prisoners like him who face torture and the denial of proper medical care in Iran.

 

 

FB January, 26, 2016

Crackdown On Iran’s Baha’is; 24 Sentenced To 193 Years In Prison

  

According to a report from the “NO to the Harassment and Imprisonment of Baha’is in Iran” Campaign, citing Baha’i News: 24 Baha’is have been sentenced to over 193 years of imprisonment in total by a court in Gorgan.

These are among the heaviest sentences issued in the past few years against Baha’i citizens.

The court in Gorgan which has been hearing the cases of small groups of Baha’is since April 25, 2015, has issued sentences in 24 cases, sending these Baha’is to prison for 193 years, collectively. These sentences are one of the heaviest rulings issued in the past few years, for Baha’is. The names and sentences of these 24 Baha’is listed as follows:

Sentenced to 11 years in prison:

  • Shahnam Jadhbani from Minudasht
  • Shayda Qodousi from Gorgan,  

Sentenced to 9 years in prison:

  • Farah Tebyanian, 
  • Puna Sana’i, 
  • Mona Amri Hesari, 
  • Behnam Hassani, 
  • Parisa Shahidi, 
  • Mojdeh Zouhori, 
  • Parivash Shoja`i, Tina Mauhabati and Hana Aqiqiyan from Gorgan
  • Shohreh Samimi from Minudasht
  • Bita Hedayati, 
  • Vesaq Sana’i and Hana Kushkabaghi from Gonbad-e Qabus

Sentenced to 6 years in prison:

  • Rufeya Pakzadan, 
  • Soudabeh Mehdinezhad, 
  • Mitra Nouri, 
  • Shiva Rouhani, 
  • Houshmand Dehqan, 
  • Mariyam Dehqan and 
  • Nazi Tahqiqi from Gorgan,
  • Kamelia Bideli and 
  • Navid Moalemi from Minudasht

These sentences will be reviewed by the Provincial court of review. Three of the women sentenced now have husbands who are already in prison, and who have not been allowed any prison furlough. Their husbands were in a group of seven Baha’i men from Gorgan who were sentenced in May 2013. 

  • Punah Sana’i is the sister, and Farah Sana’i is the wife, of Fahrmand Sana’i, was sentenced to five years; 
  • Parisa Shahidi is the wife of Kamal Kashani, sentenced to five years,
  • Mojdeh Zouhori the wife of Farhad Fahandezh, sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Among the 24 Baha’is sentenced on this occasion, Shohreh Samimi is the wife of Shahnam Jadhbani, while Kamelia Bideli is the wife of Navid Moalemi.

According to informed sources, these sentences can be appealed. Nearly twenty Baha’i were arrested on Oct 17, 2012 in Gorgan and Gonbad-e Qabus in a wide crackdown on Baha’is in the region, and later released on bail on a temporary basis. 

FB January, 26, 2016

Développer le sens du service à l’humanité

Le système baha’i encourage la multiplication d’instituts de formation qui visent à cultiver, chez ceux qui veulent bien y participer, le sens du service à l’humanité.

Ces instituts ont pour objectif d’aider toute personne intéressée à acquérir les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires au développement d’une civilisation prospère et pacifique.

 

FB January, 23, 2016

27 Death Row Sunni Rajaishahr Prisoners

Here is the list of 27 sunni prisoners that their death row sentence was upheld and they are awaiting execution in Rajai Shahr prison.
All of them have been sentenced to death on charges of « Moharrebeh », and « Propaganda Against The System » and their sentences have been upheld and, they will beexecuted soon.

  1. Kaveh Vissi
  2. Behrouz Shanzari
  3. Taleb Maleki 
  4. Shahram Ahmadi 
  5. Kaveh Sharifi
  6. Arash Sharifi
  7. Varia Ghaderifard
  8. Keyvan Momenifard
  9. Barzan Nasrollahzadeh
  10. AlEm Barmashti
  11. Pouria Mohammadi
  12. Ahmad Nasiri
  13. Edris Nemati 
  14. Farzad Honarjou
  15. Seyyed Shahou Ebrahimi
  16. Mohammad Yavar Rahimi
  17. Bahman Rahimi
  18. Mokhtar Rahimi
  19. Mohammad Gharibi
  20. Farshid Naseri
  21. Mohammad Keyvan Karimi
  22. Amjad Salehi
  23. Omid Peyvand
  24. Ali Mojahedi
  25. Hekmat Sharifi
  26. Omar Abdollahi
  27. Omid Mahmoudi

 

 
FB January, 22, 2016

List Of Foreign Citizen Prisoners In Iran

A number of citizens of foreign countries or Iranian dual citizenship are in the political-security prisons around the country.

  1. Jason, an Iranian-American citizen, journalist, charges Unknown, held in detention intelligence, legal status: Undecided
  2. Amir Mirza Hekmati, an Iranian-American citizen, accused of cooperating with a hostile government and a member of the Intelligence America, held in Evin prison – the legal status: sentenced to 10 years in prison
  3. Ghadrieh Ghaderi, a citizen of Turkey, accused of belonging to the PKK and acting against national security through propaganda in favor of the party and the organization of the city, solitary confinement in jail Yasouj – Legal status: Sentenced to 7 years imprisonment
  4. Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American citizen, accused of undermining national security through propaganda of christianism, held in Evin prison – the legal status: sentenced to 8 years imprisonment
  5. Nezar Zaka, a Lebanese national, unknown charges, in the detention center of Iranian Revolutionary Guards prison, legal status: Undecided
  6. Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen, unknown charges, in the detention center of Iranian Revolutionary Guards prison, legal status: Undecided
  7. Batyr Shah Mammadaf, a citizen of Turkmenistan, accused of spying for Russia, held in Evin prison, legal status: sentenced to 20 years in prison
  8. Elham Barmaki, an Iranian-Cypriot citizen, accused of spying for the United Kingdom, held in Evin prison – the legal status: sentenced to 5 years imprisonment
  9. Kamal Forooghi, Iranian-English, accused of espionage, held in Evin prison – the legal status: Sentenced to 7 years imprisonment
  10. Roya Saberi Nejad Nobakht, Iranian-English, charge: assembly and collusion against national security, propaganda against the regime, insulting religious sanctities and insults to a person liable for insulting heads of power, held in Evin prison – the legal status: sentenced to 5 years in prison
  11. Ali Ahmad Suleiman, an Iraqi national, is accused of Moharebeh, detained in Tabriz prison – the legal status: Sentenced to death
  12. Ramezan Kamal Ahmed , Syrian national accused of acting against national security by cooperating with the PKK, held in Rajai Shahr prison – Legal status: sentenced to 10 years in prison
  13. Chari Mohammad Moradef, a citizen of Turkmenistan, accused of spying for Russia, held in Evin prison – the legal status: sentenced to 21 years in prison
  14. Abdol Satar Sheikh, a citizen of Pakistan, accused of spying for Pakistan, held in Evin prison – the legal status: sentenced to 15 years in prison
  15. Abbas Oghar, an Iraqi national living in Iran, accused of spying for the Iraqi Baath Party under Saddam, held in Evin prison, the legal status: sentenced to 5 years in prison

It should be noted that the list of citizens who have temporary or permanent residence in foreign countries are not in place, but only the foreign nationals or citizens with dual citizenship are reported here.

 

 

FB. January, 15, 2016

More Than 80 Rajaishahr Political Prisoners & Prisoners Of Conscience

The following list you will find the names, sentences and charges of more than eighty political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Rajai Shahr prison.

  1. Mohammad Reza Ali Payam, one year and three months, propaganda against the state
  2. Mehdi Farahi Shandiz, 3 + 3 + 3 years prison sentence, disturbing public order and insulting the Supreme Leader
  3. Ali Akbar Baghani, 5 + 1 year imprisonment and exile to Zabol, acting against national security through membership of teachers union
  4. Payam Bastani Parizi, 2 years in prison and 34 lashes for blasphemy
  5. Misagh Yazdanejad, a 12-year prison sentence, relationship with the MEK
  6. Saleh Kohandel, 10 years, cooperation with the MKO
  7. Said Masouri, life imprisonment, in cooperation with the MKO
  8. Afshin Baymany, life imprisonment, in cooperation with the MKO
  9. Hassan Ashtiani, 15 years, working with the MKO
  10. Zanyar Moradi, death sentence, Moharebeh and associated with Komaleh party
  11. Luqman Moradi, death sentence, Moharebeh and associated with Komaleh party
  12. Houshang Rezaei, death sentence, Moharebeh and associated with Komaleh party
  13. Abdolreza Ghanbari, 10-year, relationship with MKO
  14. Shahram Pour Mansouri, life imprisonment, Moharebeh by hijacking
  15. Mohammad Nazari, life imprisonment, Moharebeh and relations with the Kurdistan Democratic Party
  16. Peyman Aref, 15-year, Moharebeh and links to the King relationship
  17. Abolghasem Foudlavand, 16 years, rebellion and association with MKO
  18. Shahin Zoghi Tabah, 5 years, gathering and colluding with intent to harm national security
  19. Jafar Eghdami, 9 years, gathering and acting against national security
  20. Vahid Asghari, 18 years, cyber charges
  21. Jamshid Sadiq al-Hosseini, 8-years, relationship with enemy states
  22. Saeed Razavi Faghih, 4 and a half years, propaganda against the regime, insulting the Supreme Leader, assembly and collusion against national security
  23. Reza Akbari Monfared, 5 years, gathering and colluding against national security
  24. Hamid Mo’tamedifar, 5 years, gathering and colluding against national security
  25. Mohammed Saif Zadeh, 8 years, assembly and collusion against national security and forming a group (Center for Defense of Human Rights)
  26. Saeed Madani, 8 years, missionary activity and collusion against national security.
  27. Asghar Qattan, 5 years, gathering and colluding against national security.
  28. Arjang Davoodi, 15 years and death sentence, acting against national security, forming an illegal group, waging war
  29. Latif Husseini, 9 years, establishing illegal groups
  30. Saifullah Sagani, 15 years, espionage and contact with enemy states
  31. Said Pourheydar, 5 years, gathering and colluding against national security.
  32. Amir Ghaziani Dourbin, 10 years, espionage and contact with enemy states
  33. Mohammad Akrami, undecided, assembly and collusion against national security.
  34. Saeed Abedini, 8 years, Christian concet, evangelism and collusion against national security.
  35. Batyr Shah Mammadaf, 10 years, Spying
  36. Masoud Arab Choubdar, 3 year, relationship with enemy states
  37. Saeed Shirzad, 5 years, assembly and collusion against national security, disturbing public order.
  38. Hamid Babaei, 6-year relationship with enemy states
  39. Saeed Rezaie, 10 years, Baha’i Leader
  40. Jamaleddin Khanjani, 10 years, Baha’i Leader
  41. Behrouz Tavakkoli, 10 years, Baha’i Leader
  42. Vahid Tizfahm, 10 years, Baha’i Leader
  43. Afif Naimi, 10 years, Baha’i Leader
  44. A. Naimi, 10 years, participated in the baha’i faith group
  45. FarhadGhahandej, 10 years, participated in the baha’i faith group
  46. Navid Khanjani, baha’i prisoner, 5 years, assembly and collusion against national security
  47. Vahed Kholousi, baha’i prisoner, 5 years, assembly and collusion against national security
  48. Ighan Shahidi, baha’i prisoner, 5 years, assembly and collusion against national security
  49. Shamim Naimi, 3 years, gathering, Baha’i
  50. Farhad Eghbali, 5 years, gathering, Baha’i
  51. Foad Ghahandej, 5 years, gathering, Baha’i
  52. Kamran Mortezaie, 5 years, gathering, Baha’i
  53. Shahin Negari, 4 years, gathering, Baha’i
  54. Shahab Dehghani, 5 years, gathering, Baha’i
  55. Kourosh Ziyari, 5 years, gathering, Baha’i
  56. Farahmand Sanaei, 5 years, gathering, Baha’i
  57. Siamak Sabouri, 5 years, baha’i
  58. Keyvan Rahimian, 5 years, Baha’i
  59. Azizollah Samandary, 5 years, Baha’i
  60. Kamal Ashtiani, 5 years, Baha’i
  61. Payam Markazi, 5 years, Baha’i
  62. Fouad Moghadam, 5 year, Baha’i
  63. Hamzeh avari, life imprisonment, Moharebeh
  64. Khalid Hardani, life imprisonment, Moharebeh and hijackings
  65. Karim Marouf Aziz, life imprisonment, in cooperation with the Kurdistan Democratic Party
  66. Ramezan Ahmed Kamal, 10 years, collaborating with the PKK
  67. Omar Faghihpour life, life imprisonment, Moharebeh through collaboration with the Kurdistan Democratic Party
  68. Khaled Fereydouni, life imprisonment, Moharebeh through collaboration with the Kurdistan Democratic Party
  69. Farhang Pour Mansouri, life imprisonment, Moharebeh by hijacking
  70. Pirouz Mansouri, 18, enmity and cooperation with the People’s Mojahedin
  71. Farid Azmoudeh, 5 years, military-security charges
  72. Behzad Tarahomi, 5 years, the military-security charges
  73. Iraj Hatami, 5 years, the military-security charges
  74. Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, 5 + 7 years, gathering and conspiring and acting against national security
  75. Sohail Babadi, 5 + 7 years, blasphemy and propaganda against the state
  76. Arash Moghadam Aslanpour, 8 years, blasphemy and collusion
  77. Ebraham Firouzi, Christian convert, 5 years, acting against national security through evangelism
  78. Saeed Abedini, Christian convert, 8 years, acting against national security through evangelism
  79. Vahid Mousavi, blasphemy
  80. Mehdi Azimi, insulting the Supreme Leader
  81. Hamid Mo’tamedi Nia, Member of the Freedom Movement, propaganda against the state
  82. Mohammad Ali Tofigh
  83. Yasser Hamidi Shahrabi
  84. Masoud Jafar Abadi
  85. Hamid Norouzi
  86. Ali Mashhadi Kazemi
  87. Alireza Farahani

 

 

FB. January, 15, 2016

At Least 37 Women Political Prisoners & Prisoners Of Conscience

The following list shows the names and details about forty female prisoners with political, ideological and security charges held in various prisons in the country.

(Name, Charges, Sentence, place of detention)

  1. Zahra Rahnavard, Opposition leader, In limbo, House Arrest
  2. Motahareh Bahrami Haghighi, Moharebeh and relationship with MEK, 10 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  3. Sonia Ahmadi, baha’i prisoner, Propaganda against the regim, 5 years prison sentence, Vakil abad prison
  4. Fahimeh Arafi, Member of Erfan Halgheh, 5 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  5. Maryam Akbari Monfared, Moharebeh, relationship with MEK, 15 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  6. Shokoufeh Azar Masouleh, Propaganda against the regim, in limbo, Evin prison
  7. Farah Baghi, Baha’i prisoner, propaganda against the regim, 2 years prison sentence, Yazd prison
  8. Elham Elaheh Barmaki, Accused of spying for Britain, 5 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  9. Ziba Pourhabib, erfan Halgheh activist, 3 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  10. Tahereh Jafari, Sunni prisoner, accused of relationship with Salafis, One year prison sentence, Evin prison
  11. Zeinab Jalalian, Kurdish prisoner, Moharebeh, Life imprisonment, Evin prison
  12. Reyhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabagh, Moharebeh accused of relationship with MEK, 15 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  13. Faran Hesami, baha’i prisoner accused of propaganda agaisnt the regim, 4 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  14. Nika Kholousi, baha’i prisoner accused of propaganda agaisnt the regim, 6 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  15. Nava Kholousi, baha’i prisoner accused of propaganda agaisnt the regim, 4 years and 6 months prison sentence, Mashhad Vakil Abad prison
  16. Atena Daemi, accused of insulting the leader, 14 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  17. Bahar Zakeri Ansari, accused of relationship with MEK, 10 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  18. Fatomeh Rahnama, accused of relationship with MEK, 10 years prison sentence, Sepidar Ahwaz prison
  19. Bahareh Hedayat, accused of propaganda against the regim, 11 years and 6 months prison sentence, Evin prison
  20. Zahra Zahtab Chi, accused of relationship with MEK, 12 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  21. Mahvash Shahriari, baha’i prisoner accused of spying fior Israel, 10 years prison sentence in Evin prison
  22. Gisou Sheikh Hasan Abadi, baha’i prisoner, accused of Baha’i propaganda and propaganda against the Islamic Republic through teaching baha’i classes, 3 years prison sentence, Oroumieh prison
  23. Roya Saberi Nejad Nobakht, accused of gathering and propaganda against the regim, 5 years prison sentence, in Evin prison
  24. Safieh Sadeghi, Kurdish activities, Moharebeh, 15 years prison sentence, Sanandaj prison
  25. Elham Farahani, baha’i prisoner, 4 years prison sentence, Evin prison
  26. Atena Faraghdani, accused of insulting the leader and gathering and propaganda against the regim, 12 years et 9 months prison sentence, in Evin prison
  27. Ghadrieh Ghaderi, Turkish citizen accused of belonging to the PKK and acting against national security through propaganda in favor of the party and the organization – sentence: 7 years in prison – location: Yasouj prison
  28. Fariba Kamal Abadi – Baha’i prisoner, charges: The directors of the Baha’i administration in Iran and accused of espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic – sentence: 10 years in prison – Evin prison
  29. Fatomeh Musanna – charge: accused to cooperate effectively with the PMOI – sentence: Undecided – location: Evin prison
  30. Narges Mohammadi – charge: propaganda, gathering and colluding with intent to harm national security and the formation of and membership in an illegal group Legam – sentence: six years in prison – Evin prison
  31. Mahnaz Mohammadi – charge: Documentary film maker accused of propaganda against the state and mutiny – sentence: 5 years in prison – Evin prison
  32. Sadigheh Moradi – charge: advocacy and effective work in promoting the objectives of the PMOI – sentence: 10 years in exile – location: Evin prison
  33. Maryam Moghadasi – charged with acting against national security through propaganda against the system and work with the Kurdish parties – the sentence: 9 years in prison – Evin prison
  34. Farahnaz Moghdam, baha’i prisoner – charge: propaganda against the regime and membership in the Baha’i faith – conviction: 3 years in prison – location: Orumieh Prison
  35. Nora Nabylzadeh, baha’i prisoner – charge: propaganda against the regime and membership in the Baha’i – sentence: 5 years in prison – location: Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad
  36. Maryam Naghash Zargaran, Christian convert – charge: convert and evangelist accused of propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic and collusion against national security – condemnation: 4 years in prison – Evin prison
  37. Nasim Bagheri, baha’i prisoner – Accused of propaganda against the system and acting against national security through membership in an illegal organization (the Online University of the Baha’is of Iran) – Sentencing: 4 years in prison – Evin prison

 

 

 

FB. January, 15, 2016

Baha’i Student Ms. Elham Pakrou Miandavab Expelled From University

One more baha’i student was expelled from University in Iran.

The deprivation of higher education for baha’i students continue in Iran.

Elham Pakrou Miandavab has been expelled from the Mallard Campus of the Azad University in Tehran because of her Bahai beliefs. She had begun a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. She was summoned to the University’s security office and told she had no right to tertiary education, because she is a Baha’i. She was also excluded from a private educational initiative known as “The network era” because of her religious beliefs.

The first Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948 plans the right to education for all people regardless of race, color, religion and sexuality.

But in Iran, the exclusion from university of Baha’is in Iran, just for their beliefs, has been systematically implemented, after the Islamic Revolution Of Iran since 1979 .

 

 

FB. January, 13, 2016

Fréquentez les disciples de toutes les religions

Extrait des écrits de Bahá’u’lláh:

Fréquentez les disciples de toutes les religions dans un esprit d’amitié et de fraternité. La révélation de ces mots a annulé et aboli tout ce qui a pu mener les enfants des hommes à se fuir mutuellement et tout ce qui a causé des dissensions et des divisions parmi eux.

Cet Opprimé a interdit au peuple de Dieu de s’engager dans la voie de la discorde ou du conflit et les a exhortés à agir équitablement et à posséder un caractère louable.

Aujourd’hui, l’armée capable d’assurer la victoire de sa cause est composée de ceux qui ont une bonne conduite et un saint caractère. Bénis sont ceux qui les suivent fermement et malheur à ceux qui s’en détournent.

O peuple de Dieu ! Je vous exhorte à la courtoisie, car elle est par-dessus tout la reine des vertus. Heureux celui qui est illuminé par la lumière de la courtoisie et vêtu de la robe de l’intégrité.

 

 

FB. January, 12, 2016