Atena Daemi transferred to IRGC holding in Evin prison


Civil Rights activist Atena Daemi was transferred to Ward 2-A in Evin prison which is under the control of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence.

She was transferred after her sit-down with seven other female prisoners in protest to the massacre of protesters in November Iran protests.

Narges Mohammadi, another prisoner was transferred to Gharchak prison after the sit-down.

Political prisoner Mariam Akbarai Monfared was denied visitation

Political prisoner Mariam Akbari Monfared has been denied visitation in Evin prison for three weeks for objecting to the treatment of another prisoner by the guard. Monfared has been in prison for ten years.

According to HRANA, she was denied visitation without a disciplinary committee meeting and only because she objected to the bad treatment of a newcomer female prisoner.

A source close to Akbari Monfared said: Recently she objected to the problems that a newcomer prisoner and for that she was denied visitation.

Gita Horr, a November protester sentenced to six years in prison

Gita Horr, one of the protesters arrested in November in Iran who is currently being kept in Qarchak Varamin prison, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

According to HRANA, the revolutionary court presided by Judge Amuzad sentenced Gita Horr to six years in prison for “assembly and conspiracy against national security” and “propaganda against the regime.

Horr was arrested in November by the security forces in Tehran and transferred to Qarchak Varamin prison after 10 days of interrogation.


Women’s cycling race canceled in Qom due to pressures

The women’s cycling race that was supposed to be held in Qom city has been canceled due to “some pressures”. The race had received all the necessary permits and was supposed to be held in a “women only, confined space”.

 According to IRNA, despite having all the permits, the event was canceled due to some pressures under the excuse of “undermining the religious status of Qom city.”




First suspected Coronavirus death in Iran

The state-owned Iran newspaper reported the death of a 63 years old woman suspected of coronavirus, which would make it the first coronavirus related death in Iran.

Health Ministry officials had previously denied any cases of coronavirus in Iran.

In recent days, the media have reported several suspected cases of coronavirus in several cities including Yazd, Tehran, Qom, Tabriz, Mashhad, and Zanjan, but this is the first death reported.

Mike Pompeo: Iran uses satellite launch to advance its ballistic missile capabilities

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the launch of Zafar satellite by Iran. He tweeted on Tuesday: The Iranian regime uses satellite launches to further advance its ballistic missile capabilities that allow it to threaten its adversaries and threaten regional stability.

He added: The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism should not be allowed to develop and test ballistic missiles.

On Sunday, the Islamic Republic of Iran unsuccessfully launched Zafar satellite which landed in the Indian ocean. France has also criticized Iran for testing ballistic missile technology in its satellite rockets.