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Jailed #Iranian dissident Pastor Behnam Irani faces death from ill health & prison conditions #iranelections #jcot

BosNewsLife – Christian News Agency » Blog Archive » NEWS ALERT: Jailed Iran Pastor Facing Death In Prison, Christians Warn http://www.bosnewslife.com/25052-news-alert-jailed-iran-pastor-facing-death-in-prison-christians-warn ….”

Pastor Behnam Irani, 41, reportedly lost about five kilograms as he fights a blood infection.Iranian Christians have told BosNewsLife that he was previously beaten by fellow inmates and guards of the Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj city, one of the toughest jails in the country, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the nation’s capital Tehran. Rights activists with close knowledge about the pastor’s situation said he was in “Ward 2 of Salon 7” where each of the 15 square-meter cells hold up to 40 prisoners. “There are only six bathrooms for 600 inmates,” added advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).


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The homicide case of Houston Texas-based Iranian dissident Gelareh Bagherzadeh has become even more bizarre with the murder of Coty Beaver, the twin brother of Gelareh’s boyfriend Cory Beaver

RRD: The homicide case of Houston Texas-based Iranian dissident Gelareh Bagherzadeh has become even more bizarre. Some background for those unfamiliar with the case: Gelareh Bagherzadeh was a Iranian women’s rights activist & political dissident studying molecular genetics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ,Texas. She converted to Christianity in 2011. On January 15th in 2012 she was shot & killed as she was driving home from the residence of Cory Beavers, her boyfriend of two months. There was no evidence of robbery. While some suspected that the shooting may have been connected to her activism and/or to her conversion to Christianity the family doubted such claims (why would she be targeted alone out of all the other dissidents,one person said) . Others suspected that it was a random drive-by shooting. On November 12,2012 Coty Beaver,the twin brother of Cory Beaver was found murdered,riddled with bullets,inside his apartment. No doubt another random act of violence. Of course this does not prove that the Islamic Republic Of Iran was behind the killings, but either we have two completely random,completely unconnected crimes here or there is some connection of some kind whether to the IRI or something else. Second killing adds to mystery of Iranian student’s death – Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/2nd-killing-adds-to-mystery-of-Iranian-student-s-4045319.php ….”Bagherzadeh, a student in molecular genetic technology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was driving home Jan. 15 when she was fatally shot in the 800 block of Augusta near Sugar Hill. Her car then crashed into a garage in a townhome complex. She had been driving home from Cory Beavers’ house that night. The couple had been dating for about 2½ months, Beavers said. Officers did not find anything taken from Bagherzadeh’s car. … ….”Coty Beavers, 28, was discovered dead inside his apartment in the 10800 block of Legacy Park Drive around 4:30 p.m. Monday. He was last seen around 5:45 that morning going back to his apartment after walking his wife to her vehicle. He was described by his brother as having a big heart and the kind of person who thought about things most people never bothered with.Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges in Coty Beavers’ case. ” Call the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713-967-5810.


To share information in Bagherzadeh’s death, call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.



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Imprisoned #Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki denied medical treatment unless he ”confesses” #iranelections #humanrights #tcot #p2

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Deprivation of Medical Care Jeopardizes Political Prisoner’s Life


”(25 May 2012) The Iranian Judiciary should immediately provide medical care for political prisoner Hossein Ronaghi Maleki and avoid another human tragedy, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. It should also end its systematic policy of denying medical care to prisoners of conscience, thereby causing them permanent physical harm and disability, the Campaign added.

On 19 May 2012, Ronaghi began a hunger strike to protest the denial of his medical furlough. Ronaghi suffers from kidney failure and has been routinely denied medical furlough since his incarceration.

“This is the fifth time he is undergoing surgery and all physicians, including the Medical Examiner, have ordered special medical care for him post -operation,” Ronaghi’s father, Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, told the Campaign. “But they want Hossein to return to prison after his surgery, a prison that has no medical facilities, suitable nutrition, nor kidney specialists.”

“Using medical attention as leverage to bring prisoners to their knees is a shameful and inhumane practice, which Iranian intelligence has been using repeatedly,” said Hadi Ghaemi, spokesperson for the Campaign. “Prisoners’ health conditions should not be compromised under any circumstances.”

The Campaign has collected firsthand testimonies of purposeful deprivations of urgent medical care for prisoners of conscience. In situations where prisoners are allowed to seek medical treatment at hospitals, prison officials sometimes insist that they remain shackled even during examinations such as x-rays and scans. These shackles render the scans technically impossible, and therefore medical staff often cannot perform proper examinations for these prisoners.

“For months, my son underwent torture by his interrogators, until he lost one of his kidneys,” Ahmad Ronaghi told the Campaign. “I have a complaint against my son’s interrogators, the IRGC officials, and Judge Pirabbasi, who issued my son’s ruling,” he added.

Ronaghi’s mother told the Campaign in April 2012, “They want Hossein to accept his charges and write a confession letter before they allow him leave. They told us several times that the IRGC does not agree with his release unless he confesses”

Warrant Issued for Mother of Jailed Blogger Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki | Persian2English




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#Iranian activist & #Christian convert faces deportation from #Sweden on Feb14 faces severe persecution if returned

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”Deportation Alert: Mohammadreza Hamedan Esfahani, Christian convert & political activist who fled #Iran to #Sweden with his wife and his children 6 years ago is due to be deported to Iran on 14th February …. We have a short time to save his life and stop their deportation as they would face severe punishment in Iran. Below is their details: Mohammadreza Hamedan Esfahani 11-084450/11 76.09.02 —————————————————Bahareh Pourfard 11-137315/11 77.10.30 —————————————————Asal Hamedian Esfahani 11-1373320/11 2005.05.02 —————————————————Daniel Hamedian Esfahani tel: 0046700256506 tw: FB

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Alert! Iran may be able to impersonate Google,Yahoo & Skype #iranelections – Americans for Freedom in Iran


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