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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Reza (Arash) Hampay Left Iran Due to Threat by Authorities
    confinement in Ward 209 of the notorious Evin prison Later on December 5 2008 he was arrested and sent to Evin again for the duration of one month In 2009 during the uprising he was a beaten so badly he lost nine teeth as BCR Group learned in an exclusive interview with Mr Hampay He was subsequently arrested due to meeting with the families of 2009 victims and sent to Ward 350 of Evin for four months this time Finally Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court chaired by notoriously cruel Judge Mohammad Mogheyseh sentenced him to three years in prison on the vague charges of insulting to Supreme Leader of Iran and propaganda against the regime of Iran according to Arash s claim He was taken to Ward 350 to begin serving his sentence on December 16 2013 and was pardoned and released on July 21 2015 According to news regime s plain clothes police had beaten him and seized his cameras on September 2015 for this very activity This individual s only activism or crime was helping the impoverished brick makers in his community aiding them with medicine clothing and food Bricks in Iran are not manufactured in

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Suicides Rise in Iran
    related crimes had reportedly ended his life through hanging himself after spending ten years in Zahedan prison His father Hussein Narooi was apparently hung by gallows in 1992 In recent months the suicides of adolescents and young people is causing some concern Five students in different parts of Iran have committed suicide and lost their lives in last months The teen girl Zahra Abadian committed suicide by hanging herself on September 23 2015 Zahra 14 year old died as a result of suicide in her brothers house on Wednesday Shahla Taheri 30 had poured oil on her body and her husband Nariman Balian 41 to burn themselves as a self destruction according to the reports Shahla lost her life in the hospital a day after the suicide and her husband 80 burnt was faced with the risk of death The event had allegedly occurred in Resalat Town in Kermanshah city on 29 Aug 2015 the neighbors had acknowledged that poverty was the cause It was the second incident as self immolation in Kermanshah Province the Kurdish region in just three days An inmate Ali Mohammadi was transferred to the hospital as a result of constant unstable health condition Mr Mohammadi a prisoner jailed in Urmia prison committed suicide on Thursday night 6 August 2015 and was taken to the hospital according to the news Younes Asakereh who had two children had been transferred to Taleghani hospital and kept in the special care whereas the authorities had tried to prevent any gathering in front of municipality office in Khoramshahr city according to Dahimi s report received by the BCR Group Younes 92 burns was transferred by aircraft to one of the hospitals in the capital of Iran at his own cost Finally Younes died because of severe burns on his body

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - A Baha'I Citizen Arrested on Trumped up Charges
    by Intelligence Service officials on a raid at his house and taken to detention at 8 A M on September 8 2015 Officials seized his personal belongings such as books CDs and some photos and pamphlets He was finally released on the bail of 30 million Tomans 10 000 on September 14 2015 His wife Parvaneh Rahmani was allegedly detained by officials on December 20 2015 Previously he was arrested

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - An Iranian Student Commits Suicide After Being Expelled from School
    an 11 year old teenager identified as H Gh committed suicide by hanging himself from a gas pipe in Taj al Din District of West Azerbaijan Iran on October 28 2015 Another teenager 18 had committed suicide in the district of Oshnavieh County reports declared Accordingly Fararou Newsletter unveiled a few suicides in a report that a 16 year old student committed suicide by hanging himself from a fence in his school dormitory in Haji Abad of South Khorasan This tragic event happened for the fourth time in 45 days Fararou said An unknown student 10 years old committed suicide by hanging himself with a scarf from a horizontal bar in the capital of Iran Tehran on October 31 2015 In addition a 14 year old student named Farshad ended his life by hanging himself in Rostam Kala City in Mazandaran Province on November 17 2015 In this regard a psychologist and consultant in this field said to Farraro Our students are much more influenced by invisible learning rather than the education system school or family they are influenced by peers and decide what s best based on what is exchanged among them a decision which is more dramatic and

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - At least 24 Seminaries and Mosques Closed in Iran under IRI's Rule
    seized and confiscated by IRGC during the Iran Iraq War in 1982 2 A seminary was closed when its headmaster Molavi Barahoei was arrested in Saleh Abad of Torbat e Jam in Razavi Khorasan Province in 1989 3 Imam Abu Hanifeh Seminary was closed in 1989 and its headmasters were detained 4 Sogh al Mizan Mosque located in Khoramshahr City was closed in 1992 and repurposed to a Hussainiya a congregation hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies especially those associated with the Remembrance of Muharram 5 Rangooni s Indian Mosque founded in 1912 belonging to workers from Myanmar Burma who had gone to work in the Abadan refinery was seized and repurposed to a museum 6 Sheykh Feyz Mosque was destroyed by officials overnight and changed into a park in 1993 7 The Abadan refinery mosque was closed during Ramadan the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month in which the Quran was revealed one of the Five Pillars of Islam in 2004 and the founders were taken to prison 8 Husseinin Mosque was closed in Yousefi District of Ahwaz the capital of Khuzestan Province in 2005 9 The devotion building of Husseinin Mosque was seized in 2006 10 Javadiey Mosque located in Bojnourd City was destroyed overnight and repurposed to a park in 2007 11 Imam Abu Hanifeh Seminary with more than 600 religious students was destroyed by armed forces in Azim Abad of Zabol in Sistan and Baluchistan Province in 2008 12 A mosque was closed in Fazel Abad City of Golestan in 2008 13 An old mosque in Tehran was closed in 2010 and its Friday prayer leader was detained 14 Imam Shafei Mosque was closed in Ghosbeh Gosbeh District in Abadan City and repurposed to a Hussainiya 15 The only mosque in Kahnooj City was

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran's Security Forces Arrests 9 Baha'I Citizens
    in a raid on one of Baha I citizen s house in Marvdasht City of Fars Province on December 20 2015 Iranian security forces had allegedly detained the Baha I Citizens in an attack at Mr Nozar Fallah s house at 9 P M Sunday Officials seized their personal belongings such as books and CDs after investigation in the attack Baha I News declared The detainees have been identified as

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran's Supreme Court overruled the death sentence against Mohammad-Ali Taheri
    on his Facebook account Mohammad Ali Taheri the researcher and an author in the field of Interuniversalist alternative medicine had been convicted to capital punishment at Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court and the court decision received by his lawyer on July 2015 Dr Taheri the founder of a spiritual group so called Erfan E Halgheh deviated Halqeh Cult who has been in Evin prison since May 2011 was sentenced to death on the charge of Ifsad fi al Arz spreading corruption on Earth under Islamic Penal Code rights groups said He has been in the solitary confinement since his arrest and in November 2014 he started a dry hunger strike whereby a prisoner refuses both food and water for 25 days to protest against his unfair isolation inside Ward 2 A Sepah at Evin prison in Iran s capital Tehran Mr Taheri asked Ahmed Shaheed the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran to review his case by sending an open letter in April 2014 Hereof Amnesty International has concerned about Mr Taheri s critical situation in a statement on 30 August 2014 Moreover Amnesty International started a campaign to release Mr Taheri sending a letter immediately to

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - One Dead and Two Injured in Clashes Between People and Security Forces in Behbahan, Iran
    conflict in the region Mehr news agency quoted Khodaee on Wednesday 16 December yesterday evening some rural residents of the city called Shahrooi attempt to close the road leading to the industrial units because the youth of the area were not involved hired in the project of constructing the gas refinery naming Bidboland 2 Gas refinery Bidboland 2 is under construction for the purpose of gas processing production of ethane feedstock and the production of liquefied natural gas and gas liquids in Behbahan and it is expected to be ready in two years According to the governor of Behbahan demonstrators opened fire on police forces that had entered the area to open the way and solve the problem and this lead to conflict The conflict according to Malek Khodaee caused one dead and two injured and some of the perpetrators of the incident had been arrested He did not mention the identity of these people The news of this conflict was already published on social networks The initial reports said that police had opened fire towards citizens Fars news agency quoted Mohammad Reza Es haghi Chief of Police of Khuzestan wrote that the demonstrators closed the path from Behbahan to

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