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June 2-8, 2014

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Iran
Posted on June 9, 2014

Contents

Compiled by Myriam Ménard

  1.  At least 9 executions carried out in Iran
  2. Three Baha’I citizens arrested in Mashhad 
  3. A Kurdish citizen arrested in Saghez

1. At least 9 executions carried out in Iran
Privately owned media

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY,
“Nine prisoners were executed in Raja’i Shahr Prison”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 4 Jun 2014

  • Gholamreza Khosravi, together with 8 anonymous prisoners, was executed in Raja’i Shahr Prison, Karaj, on June 1, 2014. 
  • HRANA reported that there was no information available about the charges and identity of the 8 prisoners executed. 
Social media

IMPACT IRAN, @impactiran, in English, 6 Jun 2014

  • UN human rights expers urge the #Iranian government to end the death penalty bit.ly/1kNI82Y

AHMED SHAHEED, @shaheedsr, affiliated with the United Nations Human Rights Council, New York, in English, 6 Jun 2014

  • #Iran should end all executions and institute a moratorium on death penalty, with a view to abolishing the practice ow.ly/xF0HC

IMPACT IRAN, @impactiran, in English, 6 Jun 2014

  • According to #UN human rights experts, more than 170 people have been executed since the beginning of 2014 in #Iran bit.ly/1kNI82Y

ROYA BOROUMAND, @RoyaBoroumand, affiliated with the Boroumand Foundation, Washington, DC., in Persian, 19 May 2014

  • UN rights experts express outrage after recent executions and call for an end to death penalty ow.ly/xI0VZ #Iran @shaheedoniran

2. Three Baha’I citizens arrested in Mashhad
Privately owned media

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“Three Baha’is citizens were arrested in Mashhad”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 3 Jun 2014

  • Dari Amri, Mey Khalousi and Shayan Tafazoli, three Baha’i citizens from Mashhad, were arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location on June 2, 2014. 

3. A Kurdish citizen arrested in Saghez
Privately owned media

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS NEWS AGENCY
“A Kurdish citizen arrested in Saghez”, affiliated with the Human Rights Activists in Iran, Tehran, in Persian, 5 Jun 2014

  • Faryar Salehi, a Kurdish citizen from Saghez, Kurdistan Province, was arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location on June 2, 2014.
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