Breathing in Confinement

religious minorities
December 28th, 2014

Letter from Prisoners Marking 2 Years since the Execution of 6 Sunni Preachers in Iran

Breathing in Confinement – The Sunni prisoners of conscience held in Rajai Shahr prison have released a letter, leaked from the prison, about six Sunni preachers who were executed in 2012. According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”, Sunni preachers Bahram Ahmadi, Behnam Rahimi, Asghar Rahimi, Hoshyar Mohammadi, Kayvan Zand Karimi and Mohammad Zaher […]

December 20th, 2014

Officers Prevent 2 Sunni Prisoners from Receiving Medical Treatment

Breathing in Confinement – Two Sunni prisoners of conscience in Iran who had been transferred to hospital on Tuesday after a deterioration in their condition were prevented from receiving medical treatment by officers in charge of their case. According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”; Jamshed Dehghani and Ghasem Abesteh were transferred from Rajai […]

August 25th, 2014

64-year old Sunni prisoner in critical condition, denied medical treatment

Breathing in Confinement – Prison officials at Iran’s Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj have prevented a 64-year old Sunni prisoner from receiving adequate medical care despite his rapidly deteriorating health condition. According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”, Sunni prisoner of conscience Keykhosro Sharifipour has been suffering from an unknown illness since 6 August […]

August 23rd, 2014

Sunni prisoner Ghasem Abesteh deprived of medical treatment

Breathing in Confinement – Sunni prisoner of conscience Ghasem Abesteh, who is suffering from a kidney infection, is being deprived of proper medical care by officials at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”, despite suffering from intense pain in his kidneys that has left him mostly confined to […]

August 19th, 2014

Sunni prisoner with psychological illness severely beaten by prison guards and taken to unknown location

Breathing in Confinement – There is no news about the condition of a Sunni prisoner awaiting execution in Iran who was taken to an unknown location last week after being beaten by prison guards in Iran’s Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj. According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”, Seddigh Mohammadi, a Sunni prisoner of […]

August 3rd, 2014

Christian prisoners under pressure at Central Prison of Karaj

Breathing in Confinement – The imprisoned Christians are under extra pressure in Central Prison of Karaj. According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”, Behnam Irani, Hossein Saketi (Stefan), Reza Rabbani (Silas) and Abdolreza Ali Haghnejad (Mathias) are the 4 imprisoned Christians at the Central Prison of Karaj.

July 22nd, 2014

4 death row Sunni prisoners end their hunger strike after 39 days

Breathing in Confinement – 4 Sunni prisoners on death row who had been on hunger strike since 13th June, have been returned back to Rajai Shahr prison on 21st July and they ended their hunger strike. According to the report of “Breathing in Confinement”, Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molaei, Jamshid Dehghani and Jahangir Dehghani went on […]

June 17th, 2014

Iran: Four death row prisoners at imminent risk amid reports of secret executions

Amnesty International: Four Sunni prisoners on death row, Hamed Ahmadi, Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani and Kamal Molaee, have been transferred to solitary confinement and are scheduled to be executed on Sunday 15 June on the charge of “enmity against God” (moharebeh), only days after reports of the secret execution of Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled […]