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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran: At Least 12 Sunni Clerics Arrested in 2015
    religious scholar of Maki Dar al Ollom Seminary was arrested by Intelligence Service officials August 30 2015 3 Saeed Yaripoor the religious scholar of Manba al Oloom Seminary in Kooh Van of Sarbaz City was arrested by Intelligence Service officials when he was returned to Tehran for vacation on November 15 2015 4 Molavi Amnollah Dehmardeh son of Shms al Din the religious activist and the headmaster of a school of religious sciences in Dehmardeh village Khalifeh Golab of Zabol City was arrested by Intelligence Service officials on November 5 2015 5 Molavi Amanollah Baluchi son of Habibullah the Islamic leadership Imam of a mosque in one of the villages in Kishkoor of Sarbaz City was arrested by Intelligence Service officials on November 19 2015 6 Hafiz Abdul Rahim Koohi son of Ibrahim the religious teacher of Manba al Oloom Seminary in Kooh Van was arrested by Intelligence Service officials on November 19 2015 7 Molavi Abdul Rahim Gorgij was arrested by security forces in his place of residence Golestan Province on October 15 2015 8 Molavi Abdul Hakim Gorgij was arrested by security forces in his place of residence Golestan Province on October 15 2015 9 Molavi Jome Gorgij

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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran’s Supreme Court Confirms Death Penalty for A Sunni Prisoner
    him as he walked home from school in Sanandaj Kurdistan province of Iran International Campaign for Sunni Prisoners in Iran declared Barzan was then filmed by interrogators who forced him to make a false confession that he had contact with Salafi groups the organization stated He is jailed in Ward 4 of Hall 10 in the notorious Rajai Shahr prison and is serving the fifth year of his sentence Situation of Sunni Prisoners in Iran According to reports more than 74 Sunni Kurd prisoners have been convicted to prison terms estimated from five to thirty three year in Rajai Shahr prison In addition 39 of them have been sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of the regime and six prisoners including Hamed Ahmadi Kamal Molaei Jahangir Dehghani Jamshid Dehghani Sedigh Mohammadi and Hadi Husseini were executed on 4 March 2015 This report mentioned there are numbers of Sunni prisoners that would not publish their news because the relatives of some prisoners are panicked after they were severely threatened by officials of the regime of Iran Torture beating mock execution and brutal interrogation are the norms against Sunni Kurd prisoners that most of them are unknown due to weak media and Human Rights Organizations negligence They have had extremely painful experiences in prison both psychologically and physically during interrogation by torturers Broken captives are thrown into solitary confinement and horrific interrogation rooms where they are subjected to inhuman and cruel methods The condition of prisoners is alarming and worrying as reports have acknowledged They are brutally tortured and threatened through pressure on their families hanging from the ceiling that leads them to break their shoulder lethal medicine injections hanging up weights to the testis keeping in cold weather threats of rape severe lashes on the bed beating by shocker beating

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/iran-s-supreme-court-confirms-death-penalty-for-a-sunni-pri.html (2016-04-29)
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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran: A Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning
    as R A was sentenced to be punished by retaliation in kind Qisas under Iran s Islamic Penal Code As such Miss A Kh and Mr S A were convicted to 25 years in prison each for participating in the murder of Mr Babaipoor Tabrizi Nejad the chief justice said In addition Mr R A was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery rights groups declared Miss A Kh will be hanged by gallows if the stoning penalty is rejected by judiciary officials according to reports Stoning Rajm is commonly used as a form of capital punishment called Hudud wherein an organized crowd throws stones at a convicted person until the victim dies Under Islamic Law it is the ordained penalty in cases of adultery committed by a married man or married woman with others who are not her his legal partner The local weblog known as Lahig said that Mr Babaipoor Tabrizi Nejad was stabbed to death He lost his life after arriving at the hospital emergency room However the stoning of Sakineh Ashtiani has had global repercussions in these last years Previously an Iranian woman Sakineh Ashtiani who was sentenced to capital punishment for conducting an illicit relationship outside

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/iran-a-woman-sentenced-to-death-by-stoning.html (2016-04-29)
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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Mr. Boroujerdi Cut off Contact with the Outside
    the phone of the ward which Mr Boroujerdi is confined in was cut off while he was in conversation this interruption continued for 24 hours he and other prisoners of this ward were deprived of phone calls Mr Boroujerdi is being kept in Ward 325 special cleric section of Evin prison which is for clergy prisoners and he has to use the public telephone which is in the yard to this ward to communicate with outside the prison However with the coming of winter considering the weather conditions in Evin mountainous area it is much colder using the phone in the open air without shelter and chambers is hard and annoying Cold onerous on the one hand and multiple diseases and premature aging because of torture and ill treatment in a decade on the other hand has worsen the conditions for this 57 year old prisoner Mr Boroujerdi was deprived of phone calls for seven months in this year and his family expressing concern about his physical condition because of living in deprivation of drug and treatment announced that the Special Clerical Court use the disconnection of telephone as a means of pressure on them and other prisoners because the

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/mr-boroujerdi-cut-off-contact-with-the-outside.html (2016-04-29)
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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - 15 Ahwazi Arab Activists Are at Risk of Imminent Execution
    Ahwaz in the local media and by human rights organizations Dozens of activists have been arrested and many are being accused of terrorism In addition Security Officials have arrested the Arab activists on so called charges of attacking a Shia convoy of mourning in the Safiabad district in the city of Quneitra Dezful at the start of Muharram Two people were killed and two others have been injured The nationalities of those killed are yet to be disclosed The unlawful detention of dozens of Ahwazi young activists comes while according to the Ministry of Intelligence Officials only three of the identities of this attack are known In an interview with Fars News Agency Ahmed Ghahremani the Public Prosecutor of Quneitra city Dezful insisted on the immediate execution of the accused detainees even before the court s decision has been handed down Ghahremani claims that the detainees confessed to Fighting with God and as we have observed in thousands of instances of Iran s so called justice the detainees will be executed Such statements by the Judicial Officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran reveal the confusion and weaknesses of the judicial system Additionally these statements provide clear examples of the continuous inherent violations of the most basic International rights of detainees as well as the explicit contradiction with Article 37 of the Iranian Constitution which states The principle of presumption of innocence and no one is to be held guilty unless proved guilty by a competent court The arrests in September and October this year took place after the detainees were denied the most basic right to make phones call to their family and access to a lawyer The families of the accused are unaware of the status of their sons or the reasons for their detention The names of

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/15-ahwazi-arab-activists-are-at-risk-of-imminent-execution.html (2016-04-29)
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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iranian Poet and Songwriter Yaghma Golrouee Arrested
    year Another of his books Drunken Driven was published in Germany after Iran s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance refused to issue a license to publish the book in Iran Two years ago the controversial Iranian singer Shahin Najafi made a song based on one of Golrouee s poems Najafi has been called the Salman Rushdie of music after clerics in Iran issued a death fatwa against him calling him an apostate which is considered punishable by death under the country s sharia law Journalism Is Not A Crime organization declared Golrouee s arrest comes a few weeks after two other Iranian poets two songwriters known as postmodern sonnet poets Miss Fatemeh Ekhtsari and Mr Seyed Mehdi Mousavi were sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison and 99 lashes each by the Islamic Revolutionary Court chaired by Judge Mogheyseh Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court s sentences against them included 11 years and six months imprisonment and 99 lashes for Miss Ekhtesari nine years in prison and 99 lashes for Mr Mousavi and six years in prison rights groups said Mr Mousavi and Miss Ekhtesari were previously arrested by Iran s security forces and kept in the infamous Ward 2 A of IRGC They were released on January 13 2014 Previously Ahmad Hazbawi from Qalat Chanaan village 12km southwest Ahwaz was arrested on April 8 2015 at his perfume shop in Kut Abdullah town near Ahwaz city Informed sources and eyewitnesses confirmed seeing masked men in black uniforms believed to be intelligence agents arresting beating and dragging the poet from his shop to their vehicle According to one source who was present at the shop intelligence agents show no documents or ID The poet was arrested in connection with a 25 word Arabic poem after the

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/iranian-poet-and-songwriter-yaghma-golrouee-arrested.html (2016-04-29)
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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran's Judicial Officials Reduced its Charges against Human Rights Activist Navid Khanjani
    Khanjani founder of Human Rights Committee and a member of the Population of Combat against Educational Discrimination to five years in prison his relatives said He 30 was previously sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the vague charges of spreading false news propaganda against the regime and disturbing the public vision through broadcasting news and several interviews with the Media at Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court which chaired by Judge Pir Abbas Navid a Baha i was arrested along with some other activists by the Revolutionary Guards in the city of Isfahan in 2010 and was released from solitary confinement at ward 2 Alef of Sepah in Evin prison on bail of 100 million Tomans after two months He was eventually detained and transferred to Rajai Shahr prison to serve his 12 years imprisonment term on 5 Sept 2012 the BCR Group has learned He was deprived of the right of release since his detention The officials had imposed on him to make a televised confession through severe torture both physically and psychologically during his first 25 days in solitary confinement and Human Rights organizations have expressed concern about his critical condition in the prison Navid is kept

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/iran-s-judicial-officials-reduced-its-charges-against-human.html (2016-04-29)
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  • Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group - Iran: An Iranian-American Citizen Hanged
    2015 4 08 00 PM According to recent news Hamid Samie was executed by hanging in Rajai Shahr prison on November 4 2015 The executed dual citizen of Iran and the USA had been reportedly sentenced to death at Branch 71 of the criminal court in Tehran for alleged charges of murder that occured in California on 2008 He was sentenced to capital punishment as per the victim s family

    Original URL path: http://bcrgroup.us/iran-an-iranian-american-citizen-hanged.html (2016-04-29)
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