HRANA News Agency – The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists Association of Iran has published the following monthly report on the human rights situation in Iran during the period of April-May, 2016 (Persian calendar month of Ordibehesht, 1395). This report cannot perfectly and comprehensively reflect the details of human rights […]


Hassan Rastgari Majd Beaten in Urmia Prison

HRANA News Agency – Hassan Rastgari Majd, political prisoner in Urmia Prison was beaten by prison guards. A number of his teeth were broken. Mr. Rastgari is suffering of vision problems and also hand fracture. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the political prisoner in Urmia Prison was […]

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Mahmoud Masumi Transferred to Great Prison of Tehran

HRANA News Agency – On June 6, Mahmoud Masumi, student who had been arrested in front of Dena Tire building, was transferred to Great Prison of Tehran (Fashafoyeh), once again. The reason for his transfer to the prison is still unknown. According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mahmoud Masumi, student who […]

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Maryam Naghash Zargaran’s Mother Expresses Her Concern about Her Daughter’s Situation

HRANA News Agency – Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, Christian convert in women’s ward of Evin is on the 23rd day of her hunger strike. The prisoner’s mother has sit in front of the camera and expressed her concerns about her daughter’s situation and explained what had happened to her daughter during being arrested, interrogated and three years of imprisonment. According to the report […]

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Rahai Group Published Their Newest Book on Sex Education

HRANA News Agency – Rahai group has translated and published a book entitled “Where did I come from?” under the slogan of “Towards a liberating education” as an active group in protecting children’s rights in Iran. This is the second step of the group in the project of “sex education for children”. You can download […]


All Executed Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison Identified by HRANA

HRANA News Agency – On July 13, 6 prisoners were executed on charge of murder in Rajai Shahr prison. The prisoners along with five other prisoners had been transferred to solitary confinements of the prison on July 10. 5 of the prisoners were transferred to their wards and their sentences were not carried out by the consent of the plaintiffs. HRANA has been able to obtain the identities of the six executed prisoners: 1. Hassan Mehdilo from ward 2 […]


Rasoul Razavi Returned to Tabriz Prison / Morteza Moradpour Sent to Furlough

HRANA News Agency – On July 17, Rasoul Razavi returned to Tabriz Central Prison after a week of furlough. On the other hand, Morteza Moradpour, the other imprisoned activist was sent to the five-day furlough. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on July 17, Rasoul Razavi returned to Tabriz Central Prison after a […]

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A Sunni Death Row Prisoner Exiled to Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Seyed Jamal Mousavi, death row Sunni prisoner, was exiled from Sanandaj prison to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA0, Seyed Jamal Seyed Mousavi, Sunni religious activist from Sanandaj, was exiled from Sanandaj prison to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj […]

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“The Last Protest”; Music Video for Younes Asakereh’s Daughter

HRANA News Agency – The music video “The last protest”, composed and performed by Amir Sarikhani was to the young daughter of Younes Asakereh, the peddler from Khoramshahr, who set himself in fire as a protest, in March 2015. Negar Parsaei has written the poetry. According to report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in […]

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6 Civil Activists Sentenced to Imprisonment in Gachsaran

HRANA News Agency – Abbas Mohammad Sadegh Pour, Ehsan Arshadi, Abdullah Alirezanejad, Mohammadreza Mobaraki and Mehran Zaki, Mojtaba Pourhassan, six civilians from Gachsaran in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province were sentenced to suspended prison sentences and banned membership in political parties on charge of insulting the Supreme Leader and propaganda against the state. According to the report of Human Rights […]


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The Human Right Activists in Iran and 10 Years of Experience and Team Work

June 3, 2016

Peace Line Monthly / Ali Kalaei – Out of the ashes of a great incident something new will always be born; something that perhaps is part of the evolution of that incident itself. A phoenix is born from its own ashes; although the new phoenix might be reborn with a different form each time, yet […]


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Mehrangiz Kar: HRAI Is an Established Name

July 29, 2016

Peace Line Monthly – Mehrangiz Kar is a lawyer, a writer and a journalist focused on human rights and the spread of democracy. Ms. Kar has won at least eight internationally recognized human rights awards, and currently is working at “Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women” at Brown University. On the tenth anniversary of “Human […]



Death, Cancer and Injustice Threaten Afshin Sohrabzadeh’s Life

May 18, 2016

HRANA – Fourteen Human rights organizations released a joint statement, expressing deep concern about the dire condition of political prisoner Afshin Sohrabzadeh, who is dealing with cancer and illness in Minab prison, where he was exiled. The undersigned organizations highlighted the lack of medical attention threatening Afshin Sohrabzadeh’s life and demanded that the Iranian authorities […]

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