Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: Two Kurdish students in the city of Ravansar were arrested on January 18th 2009 and there has been no news about them since that date.

These two students are Mr. Rahim Mohammadi and Mr. Mohammad Sadeghi. Further an 18 years old youth named Behzad was also arrested. These three individuals were arrested without being charged and for unknown reasons, beaten and taken to an “unknown” location.

The families of these individuals have tried to get information about their whereabouts however they have not been successful. Also neither Mr. Mohammadi, Mr. Sadeghi or Behzad have been able to call their families.

There is no information about what kind of charges these individuals may be facing.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: Mr. Amir Masbah Ghazi, a Kurdish student in the city of Mahabad was arrested and continues to be imprisoned for unknown reasons. Mr. Amir Masbah Ghazi is a Kurdish social and literally activist.

Mr. Ghazi is a student in the Private University of Mahabad and was arrested 36 days ago by security forces. He was taken to a detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in the city of Orumiyeh.

Mr. Ghazi is a member of Literacy Association in Mahabad, an organization that operates legally and focuses on Kurdish culture and literature.

Mr. Ghazi was also arrested three years ago by security forces and spent some time in custody.







The pictures above are of the formal complaint filed by the village counsel, as well as signs of torture on Mr. Vali Hamidi’s face.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan:The residents of a village near the city of Solmas have filed a formal complaint against the “Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution” (Sepah-e Pasdaran) for its systematic torture and abuse of the residents of this village.

At 8:00am on Saturday January 17th 2009 Sepah-e Pasdaran officials invaded the village of “Khorkhora” attacked a residents’ home Mr. Sayed Taher Mohammadi 38 years old and after beating him severely, arrested him and took him to an unknown location. There has been no news about his whereabouts in the past week.

Further in the past week 6 other individuals have been arrested in the same way. These individuals are:

1. Davoud Pashayi (32)

2. Dariush Pashayi (29)

3. Amir Ahmadi (24)

4. Saman Laghyedi (25)

5. Jomhur Pashayi (24)

6. Mahmoud Hosseyni (47)

These 6 individuals are currently in Sepah-e Pasdaran detention centre and they have not been allowed any visitations.

The residents of “Khorkhora” have evidence to show that this is not the first time Sepah-e Pasdaran has attacked their village. Last June, Sepah once again attacked the village and arrested the sons of Mr. Ali Hamidi ( member of the village counsel). The two individuals arrested were Mr. Amir and Mr. Vali Hamidi.

After severe beatings and torture Mr. Vali Hamidi was able to escape and hide in the village. However Sepah officials attacked the homes of the villagers and started abusing and harassing them, under the guise of searching for Vali Hamidi. Eventually Mr. Ali Hamidi and his son Amir Hamidi were arrested.

Mr. Vali Hamidi is currently living underground due to his fear of what Sepah-e Pasdaran may do to him if he is found.

As a result of this incident, the residents of this village have filed a formal complaint against Sepah-e Pasdaran with the authorities. However the authorities have completely ignored their complaint and Sepah-e Pasdaran has not been held responsible for their illegal actions.

The residents of the village of “Khorakho” have asked the Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan to inform the general public and the international community of the situation of the residents of “Solmas” and in particular the village of “Khorakho.” They have further asked for the support of the international community and all human rights organizations.


Mr. Mohammad Seyadi, a student in Bu Ali Sina University in the City of Hamedan was tried last week in Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Courts in the city of Hamedan.

Mr. Seyadi was charged with advertising against the Regime, insulting Regime Officials, being involved with the creation of illegal groups.

Mr. Seyadi was arrested in June of 2008 and released on a 90 million Toman Bail. Mr. Sedaydi has been sentenced to 6 years and 6 months prison term, as well as a 250,000 Toman fine.


حکم 6سال و6ماه حبس برای محمد صیادی
محمد صیادی دانشجوی مهندسی کشاورزی دانشگاه بوعلی همدان دیروز درشعبه 3 دادگاه انقلاب همدان دادگاهی شد .
-اتهامات وی تبلیغ علیه نظام -توهین به بنیان گذار جمهوری اسلامی -ترویج ونشر تفکرات چپ در دانشگاها-تشکیل گروهای غیرقانونی
نامبرده اواخر شهریور دستگیر شدو با قرار 90میلیون تومانی موقتا"آزاد شده بود
وی بنا به حکم شعبه 3دادگاه انقلاب همدان به 6سال و6ماه حبس و250هزار تومان جریمه نقدی محکوم شد


وقاحت کمیل (کیوان)رفیعی و جمال حسینی(بهارمست)اعضآي مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر که اخیرا عکس او را منتشر کردند حد و حصر ندارد اخیرا این افراد مالیخولیائی اطلاعبه های میدهند و زیر آن می نوسیند تهران به نظر می آید اسم شهر وان ترکیه به تهران تغییر نام یافته است.کمیل رفیعی و جمال حسنی برای بدست آوردن پناهندگی از یو ان ترکیه به هر ترفندی دست می زنند.و تا به حال انبوهی مدرک از فعالیتهای به اصطلاح حقوق بشری برای گرفتن پناهندگی ارائه داده اند.در صورتی که ما در وان محتاج نان شب هستیم و به سخترین کارها دست می زنیم ولی کمیل و جمال حسنی آقایی می کنند و ما را مورد تمسخر قرار میدهند.فساد اخلاقی فروش تاییدیه این جریان مشکوک به کسانی که تازه از ایران خارج شده اند. به دروغ سو استفاده کردن از نام سازمانهای حقوق بشری جهانی که اگر با ما فعالیت کنید ما شما را ساپرت می کنیم.و حتی به فعالین مختلف در ایران . البته این موضوعات بعد از مدتی مشخص میشود و دست این دو ش.. رو میشود.شما می توانید این موضوع را در رابطه با ارتباطاتی که با بعضی از افراد در کردستان و زندانیان سیاسی داشتند متوجه شوید.این 2 ش... به طرق مختلف برای خود دکان باز کرده اند
باید این 2 ش ...کلا..ر را افشا کرد و نگذاشت از کلمه حقوق بشر سو استفاده کنند و آنرا برای منافع خود بکار ببرند متاسفانه بعضی از سایتهاهنوز به ش... بودن این 2 فرد پی نبرده ا ند. جالب اینکه کسی که برای خودش نمی تواند کاری انجام دهد و 10 ماه در وان بلاتکلیف است چگونه می تواند به دیگران کمک کند.
ما مدتی با این 2 فرد درشهر وان بودیم و این بخشی از واقعیتها است که برای شما نوشته ایم.

اسامي بدلايل امنيّتي محفوظ است


Mr. Alizadeh was arrested on Thursday January 15th 2009, while participating in a ceremony commemorating the death of Ibrahim Lotfollahi, a Kurdish student killed under torture. Mr. Alizadeh was one of the speakers at this event and was arrested by security forces. Mr. Alizadeh is a student and a human rights activist. Mr. Alizadeh was expelled from Alameh Tehran University because of his activities.

جواد علی زاده دستگیر شد
وی در مراسم بزرگداشت ابراهیم لطف اللهی در روز پنچ شنبه 26/10 در سنندج ،با خاطر نشان کردن نقض حقوق بشر در کردستان و ابراز اینکه شهید شدن ابراهیم نقض فاحش حقوق بشر است،به ایراد سخنرانی پرداخت در این مراسم چند تن از فعالان در این زمینه صحبت کردند ،اما با محاصره نیروهای امنیتی سنندج و تعقیب حاضران جواد علیزاده فعال حقوق بشر دانشجوی اخراجی کارشناسی ارشد علامه تهران که از فعالان حقوق بشرو دمکراسخاه گیلان میباشد دستگیر شد.همچنین با توجه به اطلاعات کسب شده جان خیلی از فعالان و سخنرانان این مراسم در خطر دستگیری میباشد


Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan:Zeynab Jalaliyan, a political activist has been sentenced to death for membership in a Kurdish opposition organization. In a continuation of death sentences for Kurdish activists Ms. Jalaliyan (27 years old), resident of the city of Maku, in the province of Azarbaijan has been sentenced to death.

According to Ms. Jalaliyans’ family, she was arrested eight months ago in the city of Kermanshah, and was transferred to the detention centre for the Ministry of Intelligence. There has been no news about her well being in the past eight months.

Although Ms. Jalali is simply a lawyer, she was charged with being a member of a Kurdish opposition organization. Ms. Jalali was found to be a Mohareb (enemy of god) after a few minutes long trial behind closed doors.

It should be noted that the death sentence of Ms. Jalali raises the number of Kurdish activists sentenced to death in the past two years to 13.

These individuals are:

1. Ramezan Ahmad

2. Farhad Chalesh

3. Shirkuh Marefi

4. Rostam Arkiya

5. Farzad Kamangar

6. Ali Heydariyan

7. Farhad Vakili

8. Hiwa Boutimar

9. Anwar Hosseing Panahi

10. Arsalan Evliyayi

11. Habibollah Latifi

12. Fasih Yasamini

13. Zeynab Jalaliyan


Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: Although Mr. Habibollah Lotfi’s death sentence has been appealed, Mr. Lotfi was suddenly taken to the solitary cells in the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence, without any reason or explanation.

Mr. Lotfi who is in very poor health due to brutal torture he was subjected to during interrogation was transferred from the Central Sanandaj Prison to the detention centre for the Ministry of Intelligence. It is not clear why he was transferred and how long he will be imprisoned at that location.

Mr. Lotfi has suffered from numerous illnesses as a result of torture, including infection of his intestines.

Mr. Lotfi’s family is extremely concerned about this sudden transfer and has requested an immediate clarification behind the reason of his transfer.


Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: According to news which has been confirmed by Azarmehr Association of Women of Kurdistan, Ms. Hanna Abdi a student, womens’ rights activist and a member of Azarmehr Organization was sentenced to five (5) years of imprisonment and exile to Garmi Prison in the city of Garmi. Ms. Abdi serverd 14 months of pre-trial custody, before being sentenced, and was imprisoned in the detention centre for the Ministry of Intelligence in the city of Sanandaj as well as Sanandaj Prison.

However Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in Sanandaj reduced her sentence to 1.5 years and her exile to Razn Prison which is near the city of Hamedan. During her transfer however she was transferred to the Hamedan Prison.

While in prison Ms. Abdi requested a leave from prison, which is the legal right of prisoners, however on seeing her request, the judge on her case indicated that he had not been made aware of her exile to Razn/Hamedan Prison, and once again her case was sent to the court of appeal for investigation.

After follow up from Ms. Abdi’s Family the court of Appeal has stated that Ms. Abdi will be exiled to Meshkin Shahr Priosn, which is in the province of Ardebil to serve the rest of her sentenced.
Furthermore Ms. Ronak Safazadeh, another student activist has been in pre-trial custody for more than a year in Sanandaj Prison.

Although there has been great support for both Ms. Abdi and Ms. Safazadeh, from Iranian as well as the international community, the judiciary continues its abuse of these two student activists, causing great concern both for their families and human rights activists.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: A number of political prisoners entered their seventh (7th) day of hunger strike in Maku Prison. This hunger strike commenced on Sunday January 4th 2009.

This hunger strike is a protest against terrible prison conditions, violation of legal rights or prisoners by prison officials, discrimination against Kurdish political prisoners as well as not being allowed to seek necessary medical treatment and not being allowed temporary leaves from prison, which is a legal right of any prisoner.

Last week two Kurdish prisoners from this prison Mr. Ramezan Ahmad and Mr. Farhad Chalesh were sentenced to death on charges of being a Mohareb (Enemy of God).

Having any kind of communication with the outside world from the prison has been made extremely difficult by the prison officials in order to prevent the news of this hunger strike from spreading.

The names of some of the prisoners currently on hunger strike are:

1. Rostam Arkiya-Son of Rahim-Sentenced to death-Charged with being a Mohareb (Enemy of God)

2. Ramezan Ahmad-Sentenced to death-Mohareb

3. Farhad Chalesh-sentenced to death-Mohareb

4. Saeed Aghvez-3 prison sentences: 15 years, 10 years and 1 year

5. Asad Ahnameh

6. Ibrahim Eghbali

7. Hossein Amigh

8. Nabi Taghlidi

9. Hamid Teymouresh

10. Khalef haji

11. Hossein Cheylan-son of Haji Ali- 3 prison sentences: 10 years, 4 years and 15 years

12. Ardeshir Delayi Miken

13. Ali Rasuli

14. Saeed Raseghi

15. Ibrahim Farmand

16. Saeed Omarpour-so on Ibrahim- four years imprisonment

17. Mohammad Omarpour-Son of Ibrahim-2 prison sentences: 15 years and 4 years

18. Abdollah Omarpour-13 years and 6 years

19. Hossein Moravi Milan

20. Adel Mohammad Nejad

21. Hassan Talei-son of Haji Ali

22. Ibrahim Dadgostar Jeni Kanlu-60 years old

It is worth mentioning that this is the second large scale hunger strike by Kurdish Prisoners this year. Earlier this year close to 80 prisoners from 8 different prisons went on a 47 day long hunger strike to protest against their conditions. Some of the prisoners currently on hunger strike also participated in the previous hunger strike.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: A Kurdish activist Mr. Shah Kuh Moarefi who is 30 years old and the resident of the city of Bahen was arrested on October 1st 2008, on charges of being a member of an active Kurdish Opposition Party. From that date until present he has been in the detention centre of the Ministry of Intelligence, and how not been allowed any visitations.

Mr. Moarefi claimed refugee status in Iraq seven years ago and became a member of an active Kurdish opposition party.

According to Mr. Moarefi’s lawyer Mr. Loghman Rayzan during the time which Mr. Moarefi has been a member of this group he has not carried out any activities against the Islamic Regime. Mr. Rayzan has further stated that Mr. Moarefi came back to Iran voluntarily and turned himself in to the security forces, therefore he shouldn’t get the same treatment as a CAPTURED opposition member.

Mr. Rayzan has stated that there is not enough evidence for Mr. Moarefi’s conviction, and is extremely concerned about the conviction of Mr. Moarefi without the necessary evidence and has filed an appeal against his conviction.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: Anwar Saed Muchishi has been sentenced to a one year suspended sentence, five (5) years and loss of his job.

Section one of the Revolutionary Court in the City Sanandaj conducted a trial against Mr. Answear Saed Muchishi, who is a student activist, journalist and a member of the weekly journal “Kereftu” which has been suspended. Mr. Muchishi was charged with acting against national security.

The trial which was conducted without the presence of Mr. Muchishi’s defence lawyer. He was sentenced to a one year suspended sentence, 5 year probation and loss of his employment. The judge did not give Mr. Muchishi the opportunity to defend himself during his trial.

Also during this court proceeding another social activist Mr. Yaghub Saed Muchishi was also sentenced to a 4 month suspended sentence and 2 year probation.

Mr. Anwar Saed Muchishi was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence officials in his home on September 4th 2008 along with Mr. Yaghub Saed Muchishi. After two months of solitary confinement he was released on a $30 million toman bail.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: Mr. Farid Safari a social activist was arrested about 13 days ago and currently there is no news about his whereabouts.

Mr. Safari is a member of an outlawed social group called “Shaho” which is a culturally active organization. Mr. Safari was arrested in his home by security forces and taken to an unknown location, after his home was searched by the security forces. His family and friends have been unable to obtain any news about his whereabouts.

His family has reported that Mr. Safari is extremely ill and was under medical surveillance in his home, for 20 days before his arrest.

Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: A political activist Mr. Jalal Marasane was recently sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court in the City of Mahabad.

Mr. Marasane who is a resident in the city of Sardasht was convicted of working with a Kurdish Opposition group. He was sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment on December 22nd 2008.

Mr. Marasane’s family has reported that he was subjected to severe torture while in pre-trial custody and are extremely concerned about his well being.

Shiraz University has been the scene for numerous student demonstrations in the past year, which has led to the students being targeted by the Islamic Regime, being suspended, expelled, summoned to disciplinary committees and the Ministry of Intelligence.

On December 6th 2008 Mr. Mohsen Zarin Kamar, a Shiraz University Student made an unforgettable speech in the presence of Ali Larijani (Speaker of the Parliament) where he told Ali Larijani, that he has no questions for him as the speaker of the Parliament, because he sees him as the speaker of an illegitimate and an illegal parliament. Mr. Zarin Kamar further stated “I hate three things, first I hate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...”

Because of his speech Mr. Zarin Kamar has been suspended from University for two terms. Further, according to a report from Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran Mr. Zarin Kamar along with three (3) other students Mr. AbdolJalil Rezayi, Kazem Rezzayi and Mr. Loghman Ghadiri Gotapeh have been summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence in the City of Shiraz. These students have been charged with acting against national security and insulting Regime Officials. At least 13 other students have been suspended and summoned to disciplinary committee in the University.

The crackdown on Shiraz University Students has taken a turn for the worst, and although the Regime has used the Student Day (December 6th) Demonstrations as an excuse for this crackdown, there might be more to it...

Sayeh Hassan

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