Tehran Archives - KHRN

January 7, 2023

Iran court refuses bail for journalist after heart attacks

Kurdish journalist Nazila Maroufian has been denied release on bail and access to proper medical care at Qarchak prison in Tehran although she had suffered two mild heart attacks in the jail. Judicial authorities have refused to release the journalist, who has suffered from two mild heart attacks, on bail after initial interrogations, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. Maroufian, 23, who comes from the...

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January 6, 2023

Tortured athlete sent to Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary

Imprisoned athlete Parham Parvari was transferred to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary with the end of his interrogation at Evin Prison on 4 January. Security forces arrested Parvari, 25, during the anti-government protests in Tehran on 3 October 2022 and took him to the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence at Ward 209 of Evin Prison. Security forces severely tortured him at the time of...

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October 8, 2022

Tehran: Detained Kurdish artists’ fates remain unknown

The fate of the detained Kurdish artists Hossein Safamanesh, Khabat Fadaei and Saman Yassin remains unknown after Iranian security forces arrested them in the past few days over their support of the ongoing widespread protests across the country. The security forces detained Safamanesh on 6 October in Tehran and took him to an undisclosed location. The Kurdish artist from Kermanshah, western Iran, posted a statement on...

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September 18, 2022

Situation of civilian detained during protests in Tehran is unknown

A Kurdish civilian identified as Zanyar Mohammadnezhad was arrested on 16 September during a protest rally in front of Kasra Hospital in Tehran after Mahsa (Zhina) Amini passed away. Mohammadnezhad, who comes from Sanandaj in Kurdistan province and resides in Tehran, was taken to an undisclosed location. After his arrest, Mohammadnezhad informed his family in a brief phone call that he had been arrested by security...

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September 16, 2022

Iran: Kurdish woman dies after arrest and tortutre by morality police in Tehran 

Mahsa (Zhina) Amini died on 16 September after she was hospitalized following her arrest and torture by morality police in Tehran.  She passed away at the intensive care unit of Kasra Hospital in Tehran.  She was arrested on 13 September for having worn the hijab “inappropriately” and was beaten by the morality police on the way to a detention facility.  Her family members and civilians gathered outside the...

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December 7, 2019

Report on Death of Kurdish Civilian During November Protests in Tehran

The Iranian security forces shot dead a Kurdish woman while she was watching the protests on the top of her apartment along with her neighbors. Mina Sheikhi, born in 1960 and a single mother of six children from Saqqez who was residing in Tehran, was shot dead by the Iranian security forces on the roof of her apartment in...

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November 22, 2019

Labour Activist Arrested in Tehran

Labour activist Yashar Darulshafa, who had been sentenced to five and a half years in prison in 2010, was detained by the security forces and taken to an unknown location on 21 November, a source  the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). "About 20 security forces members raided on the house of a friend of Yashar Darulshafa and broke the door to arrest him. Darulshafa was...

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August 23, 2018

Sunni Muslims Banned from Holding Eid al-Adha Prayers in Tehran

According to the news published in some sites affiliated with the Sunnis in Iran, on Wednesday morning Aug 22, security forces showed up at the entrance to the Sunni's prayer chambers in some areas of Tehran including Resalat, Yaft Abad, Punak, Khalij Fars and a number of other places to prevent Sunni worshippers from holding Eid al Adha Prayers. According to a Sunni citizen from...

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