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Friday April 28, 2017

Iran – Woman Journalist, Hengameh Shahidi Freed from Prison

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Stop Fundamentalism – Iranian woman journalist, Hengameh Shahidi, who spent the past 121 days in the notorious Evin prison, has been released, says HRA News Agency.

Hengameh ShahidiShahidi was arrested after the recent presidential elections in Iran which caused an outbreak of demonstrations and social dissent against the Iranian regime. 

Shahidi spent 50 days in solitary during her captivity.  She was on her sixth day of hunger strike when released.

Hengameh Shahidi, is a member of Etemad-Meli Party, headed by Iran’s former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karrubi.

Shahidi was subject to intense torture and abuse during her arrest.

Iran - Imprisoned Woman Journalist on Indefinite Hunger Strike

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Stop Fundamentalism – Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian woman Journalist and a member of Etemad-Meli Party, headed by Iran’s former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karrubi, has started a hunger strike in the Iranian notorious Evin prison, Iranian news sources say.Iranian Journalist, Hengameh Shahidi

Shahidi who has been detained for the past four months, started her hunger strike after she was transferred to the public ward of the prison.  She intends to continue her strike until she is freed.

Shahidi has been subject to intense torture and abuse in prison since her arrest.

 

Shahidi who is a reputable journalist was arrested after the unrest erupted following June elections in Iran.

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Woman Political Prisoner in Danger of Execution

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Stop Fundamentalism – A Woman by the name of Zeinab Jalalian has been reportedly condemned to execution in the Iranian Kurdish city of Kermanshah. 

Iran Plitical PrisonersAccording to Kurdistan Human Rights Watch News Agency, Zeinab has been in solitary prison for two years for her political activities and connections with Kurdish parties.  The news agency also notes that she is currently ill.

Zeinab’s execution would be the first woman’s political execution in recent years in western province of Kurdistan.

A rise in the number of political exactions in Iran is feared to be in the horizon in the aftermath of the recent election protests in Tehran and other cities of Iran.

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Iran - Women Political Prisoner Moved to Evin Prison

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Stop Fundamentalism – A woman political prisoner by the name of Shireen Alam-Houie, 28 stays in ward 209 of notorious Evin prison in Iran, reports Hrana News Agency.

 

Ward 209 in Evin is known to hold political prisoners.

 

According to reports Shireen, an Iranian political activist from Kurdistan, is charged with membership in a Kurdish party.  She has been in prison since May 2008 and has been denied to have access to proper defense.  It is feared that she is in danger of receiving the death penalty.

 

Iran Press news has reported that seven other political prisoners have received the death penalty in southern city of Ahwas.

Iran - Girl Raped and Killed by Plain-Clothes Agents

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Stop Fundamentalism – Another young girl’s body, who was arrested by the plain-clothes Bassij forces during Iran’s recent election unrest, was found.

Sayideh Pour-Aqayi (Amayi) was the only daughter of Abass Pour-Aqayi (a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war who died two years ago).  She was arrested by Bassij forces in her home in Tehran while participating in the nightly roof-top protests. 

Reports indicate that her body was burned with acid to cover-up torture and rape evidence on her body.  She was buried in section 302 of Behesht Zahra Cemetery without the presence of any family members.

Sayideh’s mother identified her body in coroner’s office in south Tehran, twenty days after her arrest, but the body was not released to the mother.  After a few weeks the family was informed that she was buried anonymously in Behesht Zahra.

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