Evin prison Archives - KHRN

August 9, 2023

Karaj prison transfers raise concerns over prisoners’ health

Hundreds of prisoners at Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj were collectively transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran and Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj between 1 and 5 August. These transfers took place in groups, with the prisoners being transferred to different sections of these prisons. Concerns have been raised about the well-being of the prisoners due to the lack of personal belongings during the transfer process,...

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April 12, 2023

Kurdish protester accused of ‘enmity against God’ taken to Evin prison

Imprisoned Kurdish athlete Parham Parvari, who was arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Tehran, was transferred from the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary to Evin Prison on 9 April. The Security Prosecutor’s Office located in Evin Prison has charged Parvari with “enmity against God” (moharebeh), which carries the death penalty in Iran, for his participation in the protests. The protester's trial was scheduled for 10 April,...

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September 9, 2022

Evin Prison: Iran amputates fingers of man accused of ‘robbery’

The amputation sentence of a prisoner named Morteza Jalili who was accused of "robbery" has been carried out using a guillotine machine in the Evin Prison of Tehran. The four fingers of the prisoner's right hand have been amputated in the past few days. Initially, Jalili and another prisoner sentenced to amputation, named Yaghoub Fazeli Koushki, were transferred from the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary to Rajai...

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August 20, 2020

Tehran Prosecutor Opposes Transferring the Political Prisoner to Bojnourd Prison

The Tehran prosecutor has declined to the request to transfer Kurdish political prisoner Sakineh Parvaneh to the prison in Bojnourd, North Khorasan Province where her family resides. The family of this political prisoner has not been able to visit her since her arrest due to the long distance, a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network. The political prisoner had previously published a letter...

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November 21, 2019

British-Iranian Researcher Released on Bail After 100 Days Detention

British citizen of Iranian Kurdish origin and academic Kameel Ahmady was released on a bail of 500 million Tomans after 100 days of detention.  Ahmady was detained by the Islamic Republic Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran on 11 August, and he was interrogated for his research on topics related to female genital mutilation, childbearing and “white marriage” in Iran over the past few years. On 1 October, Gholam Hossein Ismaili, speaker...

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October 23, 2019

Peace Activist Transferred to Evin Prison to Serve Sentence

Well-known Iranian peace activist Mohammad Memar Sadeghi was transferred to Evin Prison to serve his one-year sentence after reporting to the Enforcement Office. Mohammad Memar Sadeghi was reportedly detained by the Intelligence unit of Islamic Republic of Guards Corp (IRGC) for 16 days in 2017 for his activities at the Couchsurfing Website dedicated to Hospitality and Tourism Services. Sadeghi was tried on charges of "propaganda against the...

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September 19, 2017

Mokhtar Asadi, a member of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Trade Association, taken to Evin Prison

A member of the Kurdistan Teachers' Trade Association was taken to Evin Prison upon referring to Shahid Moghadas Prosecutor’s Office. “On Monday, September 18, Mokhtar Asadi, a member of the Kurdistan Teachers' Trade Association, was arrested and transferred to Evin Prison to serve the remainder of his one-year imprisonment. Mokhtar Asadi had referred to Shahid Moghadas Prosecutor’s Office of Evin Prison to enquire about his...

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May 12, 2017

Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand Released After 10 Years in Prison

Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand,founder and Chair of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan and editor of the weekly Iranian newspaper Payam-e Mardom-e Kurdistan, released today after spending 10 years in Iran's Evin prison. Mohammad Kaboudvand was supposed to be freed last Tuesday from the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, but the authorities had postponed it to Friday citing the justification that he returned to prison late...

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