This report is a brief description of the situation in the prison of Masjed Soleyman. A small prison in recent years, the media have spoken because it became the place of exile for security and political prisoners, and at the moment at least five political prisoners are kept in.
Masjed Soleiman is a small prison where more than 500 prisoners are placed in three different wards.
The names of five political prisoners who are currently in prison of Masjed Soleiman, with charges and the sentence as follows:
- Changiz Moghadam pour, Enmity against god and relationship with kurdish parties, 30 years imprisonment in exile
- Saeed Salvati, Enmity against god and relationship with kurdish parties, 15 years imprisonment in exile
- Hamed Reigi, Enmity against god, 15years imprisonment in exile
- Ghader Reigi, Enmity against god, 10 years imprisonment in exile
- Abdolghader Baziani, Enmity against god, 10 years imprisonment in exile
FB January, 9, 2016
Navid Haghighi Najaf Abadi a Baha’i prisoner in Arak prison, according to law enforcement on parole, was recently released from prison.
This baha’i with 19 other Baha’is had been tried by the Court of Yazd.
20 Baha’is who previously had been arrested, all of them had been sentenced to one to four years imprisonment. These sentences were handed down by the Directorate General of the Revolutionary Court of Yazd. These sentences were confirmed by the Court of Appeal April 16, 2014.
The names of these 20 baha’is with their sentence:
- Saba Golshan 5 years – Isfahan
- Shahram Eshraghi – Isfahan
- Khosro Dehghani – Isfahan
- Shahram Fallah -Kerman
- Navid Haghighi – Yasouj
- Iman Rashidi, 4 years – Yazd
- Fariborz Baghi
- Nategheh Naeimi
- Shabnam Motahed
- Fariba Ashtari – Yazd
- Naghmeh Farabi, three years – Isfahan
- Farah Baghi
- Mehran Eslami
- Azam Motaheri
- Farahnaz Misaghian – Yazd
- Sohrab Naghipour
- Azar Tolouei Pour Khorsand
- Sasan Haghiri
- Tahereh Rouhani
- Vida Haghighi, 2 Years – Isfahan
FB January, 11, 2016
Arsalan Mirzaei a Bahá’í student was expelled from the university of Ahwaz while he was in the third quarter of his engineering course.
Arsalan Mirzaei was expelled because of his belief in the Baha’i Faith.
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.
Exclusion from university of Baha’is in Iran after the Islamic Revolution has been systematically implemented.
FB January, 11, 2016
According to Baha’i News Shamim Rouhani, a Baha’i resident of Ahwaz was arrested and transferred to prison to serve sentence.
This Baha’i citizen had been earlier arrested on Tuesday 5, november 2013 and after searching his house his religious books and personal documents were confiscated, and he was transferred to the detention center of the Ministry of Information.
Before he had been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz on charges of « propaganda against the regime » and « membership in the Baha’i religion » and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and 2 years exile to Khouzestan province.
Shamim Rouhani had previously been arrested in November 2013 and had been released on bail after a few months.
In the following list, you find the names of 39 political prisoners with various charges such as « acting against national security » who are held in Zahedan prison.
Most of these prisoners are detained without sentence.
At various stages of the proceedings they have no access to the appointed lawyer and have been under pressure to make forced confessions.
- Eidovak Shah
- Abdolghani Shah
- Jalaledin Esmaeil
- Khoda Rahm Shah
- Nasir Mohammad Zamani
- Zabir Hout
- Abdol Khalegh Jafa Dar
- Shaeib Mola Zahi
- Abdolvahab Shavazi Kah Molouyeh
- Doustin Baluch
- Abed Bampouri
- Ataollah Hout
- Abdolbaset Hout
- Abdolhamid Kia
- Bashir Balideh
- Hamid Reissi
- Hassan Dehvari
- Alias Andarzhi
- Edris BAlideh
- Nour Mohammad Nohani
- Aboubakr Bahram Zahi
- Aboubakr Mala Zahi
- Davood Bahram Zahi
- Abdolsatar Bahram Zahi
- Mohammad Amer Bahram Zahi
- Ariz Sadeghi
- Jan Mohammad Bari
- Mohammad Azim Jalaei
- Ershad Baluch
- Pir Bakhsh Khorram
- Dadrahim Baluch
- Moslem Dahvari
- Nasir Ahmad Baluch
- Ali Nazar Shah
- Nasir Barjasak
- Hekmatollah Shah
- Monir Ahmad Askani
- Mohammad Isa Shirzahi
- Javid Dehghan Khordeh
FB January, 9, 2016
Baha’i prisoner from Mashhad, Nakisa Hajipour was released from Vakil Abad prison on January 7.
Ms. Nakisa Hajipour was among the 20 baha’is who were arrested in Tehran on the morning of Sunday, November 15, 2015 when Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents carried out the arrest of 20 Baha’is in Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad. As part of a massive operation, they also closed down Baha’i-run businesses in the province of Mazandaran.
It appears she has been released on bail pending her trial.
FB January, 8, 2016