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May 12-18, 2014

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Iran
Posted on May 19, 2014

Contents

Compiled by Myriam Ménard

  1. AT LEAST 18 EXECUTIONS CARRIED OUT IN IRAN
  2. WAVE OF ARRESTS TARGETING SUNNI ARAB CITIZENS 
  3. TWO BAHA’I CITIZENS ARRESTED TO SERVE PRISON TERMS

1. AT LEAST 18 EXECUTIONS CARRIED OUT IN IRAN
PRIVATELY OWNED MEDIA

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“Nine prisoners were executed in Karoun, Ahvaz”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 12 May 2014

  • Nine prisoners convicted for drug trafficking were executed in Karoun, Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, on May 12, 2014.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“Four prisoners were executed in Orumiyeh Central Prison”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 14 May 2014

  • Four prisoners convicted for murder were executed in Orumiyeh Central Prison, West Azerbaijan Province, on May 14, 2014.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“A prisoner convicted for murder was executed in Semnan”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 15 May 2014

  • A prisoner convicted for murder was executed in Semnan Central Prison, Semnan Province, on May 15, 2014.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“A citizen from Salmas was executed”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 15 May 2014

  • Majid Jalili Ayn, a citizen from Salmas, was executed in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan Province, on May 13, 2014. 
  • Jalili Ayn was executed together with three other prisoners, Vahid Pesouhideh, Ghader Anbari and Aslan Amouvi Milan.

2. WAVE OF ARRESTS TARGETING SUNNI ARAB CITIZENS
PRIVATELY OWNED MEDIA

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“Two Arab political activists were arrested in Malashieh”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 12 May 2014

  • Hatem Dahimi and Ebrahim Dahimi, two Arab political activists, were arrested in the region of Malashieh on May 12, 2014.
  • HRANA reported that Hatem and Ebrahim were apprehended by Intelligence officers and transferred to an unknown location.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“At least three Sunni activists were arrested in Kurdistan Province”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 14 May 2014

  • Ahmad Kerami, Nasser Zarei and Adel Majrod, three Sunni activists, were arrested by security forces on May 13, 2014.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“Two Sunni citizens were arrested in Baneh”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 15 May 2014

  • Fazel Ch.oupani, a professor at a religious school, and a 15-year-old named Laghman were arrested by security forces in Baneh on May 14, 2014.
  • An informed source told HRANA that the arrest of these two Sunni citizens was linked to the recent wave of arrest targeting Sunni Arab citizens in Iran. 

3. TWO BAHA’I CITIZENS ARRESTED TO SERVE PRISON TERMS
PRIVATELY OWNED MEDIA

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“Elham Farahani and Shamim Na’imi were arrested for the serve their sentences”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 13 May 2014

  • Two Baha’i citizens from Tehran, Elham Farahani and Shamim Na’imi, were arrested to serve their sentences.
  • According to HRANA, security forces apprehended a mother and her son and transferred them to Evin Prison on May 11, 2014. 
  • Elham Farahani was sentenced to four years of imprisonment and her son, Shamim Na’imi, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
  • Adel Na’imi, the husband and father of Elham Farahani and Shamim Na’imi is also currently serving a two-year prison term. 
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