Volume 1, No.10


The following are reports from state control media and sources of the Iranian Resistance within Iran during the first week of February 2014.


A. Executions, Suppression 

83 Executions in January


February 1, 2014

The Iranian regime executed a group of six prisoners on January 30 in the main prison of the north-western city of Oroumieh. In the last week alone, two prisoners were executed in Ahvaz, along with seven in Qezelhessar prison in Karaj, three in Delfan ciy, seven in Bandar Abbas, seven in Kermanshah, and one person in Qazvin. This brings the number of reported executions in the month of January to 83. On January 28, the Iranian regime threatened seven Kurdish political prisoners being held at Tehran's Evin prison to cooperate with the regime, saying that a lack of cooperation would result in their execution on charges of "Moharebeh" (Waging war against God).


Iranian Prisoner Tortured to Death


February 1, 2014

On January 26, a young athlete identified as Mousa Sohrabi died under torture at Bandar Abbas prison. Separately, on January 5, Shahab Farzan, a 31-year-old physics graduate from Isfahan University, died as a result of undergoing torture. Earlier in the day, prison guards had taken him out of his cell. There were clear signs of torture on his face and hands when they brought him back. He lost consciousness and died shortly after.


Two Political Prisoners Secretly Executed in Ahvaz

On January 29, Iranian regime prison officials informed the families of Hashem Sha'abani and Hadi Rashedi, two Arab political prisoners from Ramshir, Ahvaz, that their sons had been executed. However, they refused to return their bodies to the families and withheld all other information, including the date of execution and the location of their graves. In protest to the regime's crime, youths in Ramshir staged a protest and chanted slogans against the regime. A number of protestors have been arrested. The two political prisoners were arrested in 2010 and charged with "Moharebeh" (waging war on God) and being "Corrupt on Earth." Their execution sentence was carried out after regime President Hassan Rouhani's recent visit to Ahvaz during which he approved of the sentence being carried out.


Unbearable Harassment of Imprisoned Ashrafi Families

January 29, 2014

A prisoner who has family ties with Ashrafis in Camp Liberty is reported to be in critical condition. Mashallah Haeri, 62, had to be transferred to a hospital outside the prison he is being held at after intense bleeding in his ears and nose. His life is now in danger. His brother, Abdollah Haeri, was injured during a missile attack against Camp Liberty, Iraq, on February 9, 2013.


Political Prisoner Sentenced to Three Rounds of Execution!


January 25, 2014

A Kurdish political prisoner has been sentenced to three rounds of execution by the clerical regime's "Revolutionary Court" in the city of Sanandaj. The regime has charged the prisoner, Morteza Rahmani, with acting against national security. This brings to 22 the number of Kurdish political and civil activists who are reportedly sentenced to death by the regime.


Five Years in Prison for Member of Bahai Faith


January 25, 2014

A follower of the Bahai faith in Tehran has been sentenced to five years in prison. The man, Sarang Ettehadi, has been charged with "Being a member of the Bahai organization seeking to undermine national security."


Jamshid Dehqani in Critical Physical Condition


January 25, 2014

A Sunni political prisoner has been reported to be in critical condition on the 75th day of his hunger strike. Jamshid Dehqani can no longer consume food properly and has lost 39 Kg of his body weight since the start of the hunger strike.


Political Prisoner Denied Medical Care


January 27, 2014

The Iranian regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is preventing medical care for imprisoned blogger Mohammad-Reza Pourshajari. Pourshajari is suffering from a serious heart condition, which has put his life in serious danger.


Regime Prevents Late Minachi's Burial at Institute

Radio Zamaneh

January 26, 2014

Iranian regime security agents have prevented the burial of Dr. Nasser Minachi at a religious school he helped build. Dr. Minachi was one of the founders of Hosseiniyeh Ershad in Tehran. He was also the first Minister of Culture in the regime and had requested in his will to be buried at his institute.


Political Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Radio Farda

January 31, 2014

Mohammad-Baqer Alavi has been sentenced to four years in prison by the Iranian regime for being a member of the political group Freedom Movement.


Almost 6,000 Youths Arrested in Gilan

Fars News (state-affiliated)

January 24, 2014

The police commander of Gilan province has reported that 5,843 have been arrested over the last 10 months. Farhad Fallah-Karimi said the average age of those detained is very young. 






Workers' Chant: Rouhani, Shame on You!

A number of workers protesting in front of Isfahan's labour office on January 26 chanted "Rouhani, Rouhani, Shame on You." The workers were from companies like Saya, Qataran, and Nasouz of Isfahan Steel. On the same day, over five hundred workers at Poly Ekril also staged a protest in front of the company mosque and called for the release of their imprisoned coworkers.


Armed Clashes Between People and Regime Agents

On January 27, people clashed with the Iranian regime's State Security Forces (SSF) who were attempting to arrest the sheikh of a village near the city of Ahvaz. The SSF agents opened fire on protestors in the village of Khasraj. The residents then resorted to their arms and fought back against the regime's forces. The SSF forces fled the scene fearing an escalation of the conflict.


Regime Agents Beaten by Youths in Qazvin

On January 26, a number of young people in Qazvin clashed with the regime's security agents after they sought to arrest and interrogate young people. The protestors beat up the agents of the State Security Forces (SSF), injuring two of them and damaging their vehicle.



C. Miscellaneous Reports

Iran Needs "a Minimum of $100 Billion" to Overcome Recession

Deutsche Welle Farsi

January 28, 2014

A week after the implementation of the Geneva interim deal and lifting of some sanctions, Iranian citizens and a number of experts say that they feel there have been no positive or tangible changes. ... In order to lift itself out of the current recession, Iran needs at least $100 billion worth of investments. ... The challenges in Iran are much larger and cannot be overcome with such small inflows of cash."


New Anti-MEK Propaganda - Psychological Warfare Continues

Asr-e Iran (state-affiliated)

January 28, 2014

A documentary entitled "An Unfinished Film for My Daughter Somayyeh" will be unveiled at the 32nd annual Fajr film festival. "The film is about a father who for years was a supporter of the Hypocrites (MEK) group," says the director of the documentary. "He has two children, Somayyeh and Mohammad, who were also disillusioned by the organization. In 1998, Somayyeh traveled to Iraq to see the organization. She was supposed to return home after three weeks. But, it was said that Somayyeh is interested to stay at a camp like Ashraf."


The documentary was produced by Sima Film's "Education, Islamic Revolution and Sacred Defence" unit. It received the award for best political-economic documentary at Truth Cinema (Sinama Haqiqat) international festival.  


D. Photo: Execution in Qazvin




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