Maryam Shafipour transferred to hospital and back to prison in handcuffs

Maryam Shafipour transferred to hospital and back to prison in handcuffs

Daneshjoonews – Student activist Maryam Shafipour, jailed in Evin prison since July 27th 2013, has been transferred in handcuffs to a medical facility outside prison without the knowledge of her family. A sonogram was conducted on her in the hospital and she was returned behind bars without the results being revealed. This is not the first time Shafipour has been taken to the hospital without her family being notified. After



STUDENT JAILED AFTER REFUSAL TO SPY Iranian graduate student Hamid Babaei, serving a six-year sentence for “acting against national security by communicating with hostile governments”, including Belgium, has lodged an appeal. His wife, Cobra Parsajoo, is at risk of arrest for peacefully campaigning for his release. Graduate student Hamid Babaei filed his appeal on 2 February 2014 with Branch 54 of the Appeals Court in Tehran. He had been sentenced to six


Iranian STUDENT held FOR PEACEFUL ACTIVISM: Maryam Shafi’ Pour

Banned student activist Maryam Shafi’ Pour has been detained for over five months on charges apparently related to her peaceful political activism. Student activist Maryam Shafi’ Pour, who has been banned from pursuing higher education, has been detained since 27 July 2013. She spent over two months in solitary confinement in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin Prison, with no access to a lawyer, before she was transferred to the prison’s general

File photo shows a construction worker using a jack hammer to remove support pillars for the final floor of a high rise building in north Tehran

Reuters investigates business empire of Iran’s supreme leader

  (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion – a sum exceeding the value of his oil-rich nation’s current annual petroleum exports – a six-month Reuters investigation shows. The little-known organization, called Setad, is one of the keys to the Iranian leader’s enduring power and now holds stakes in nearly every sector of Iranian industry, includingfinance, oil, telecommunications, the production of birth-control pills


Iran: 1,000 Days Under House Arrest

(Beirut) – Three major opposition figures inIran have been under house arrest or detention for 1,000 days with no charges against them, notwithstanding President Hassan Rouhani’s promise to release political prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Iranian government should immediately and unconditionally release the opposition figures and 2009 presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mousavi’s wife, Zahra Rahnavard, an author