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HRANA 20th September, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Akbar Amini has been transferred to ward 350 after being in solitary confinement in ward 209 for more than 100 days.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Akbar Amini who was arrested on June 7, 2013, has been transferred to ward 350 after being in solitary confinement in ward 209 for more than 100 days.

It is worth noting Akbar Amini was arrested once more on February 14, 2011, a few hours after waving protestation symbols on top of a crane in Vali Asr square in Tehran.

Afterwards he was in prison for one year as he sentenced to. Since the time he has been released from prison, he got arrested and summoned many time.

Recently according to a subpoena from revolutionary court, Akbar Amini’s five years imprisonment verdict has been confirmed in the provincial appealed, which means his one year suspended imprisonment will be enforced too.

Translator: Ramyar Hassani
Source: HRANA

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UPDATE Hrana July 6 ,2013

No information about Akbar Amini after a month

HRANA News Agency – Akbar Amini Armaki has had no telephone contact with his family since he was arrested in month ago.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Akbar Amini has been arrested on June 7, 2013 in his home.

Now and after one month he has had no telephone contact or prison visits.

One of his relatives told HRANA: “Akbar Amini is under arrest in the Ward 209 of Evin prison for one month now. He has permission neither for a telephone call nor for prison visits. Nobody knows what the charges are and how long it is going to be like this.”


Editor: Human
Translator: Houman Niyazi

He said: “This time they arrested him in a violent way. They had a paper from branch 6 of Evin judiciary saying to find Akbar and get him out of his cranny and take everything they think can be fishy. They took his mother’s mobile phone and his son’s tablet with themselves.”

Akbar Amini had been arrested in the demonstrations in Tehran on February 14, 2011 and sentenced to 1 year of prison. He served this one year and get released afterwards. He has been arrested several times after that.
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Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Akbar Amini, member of Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam (Association of Writers) has been summoned by phone to appear at the offices of the Ministry of Intelligence.

According to CHRR, this Green Movement activist is required to appear at the Intelligence Ministry on Monday May 20th while no reason was given for the summons order.

On April 16th, Judge Salavati presiding over Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court handed Akbar Amini a 5-year prison sentence; 4 years for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and one year for “propaganda against the regime,” along with a 5-year ban from membership in any political party or group, and activity in any Internet or media outlet. A one-year suspended term from a previous sentencing was also enforced, requiring him to spend a total of 6 years in prison.

Akbar Amini was among a group of writers who were detained on October 30, 2012 when security agents raided a gathering of the Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam (Association of Writers) and arrested around 70 members. Most were later released but 17 members were transferred to Evin prison.

On February 14, 2011 (25 Bahman), when Akbar Amini climbed on top of a crane and waved a green cloth in an act of protest, he was violently arrested by agents of the Intelligence Ministry.

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UPDATE MAY 4 , 2013

Akbar Amini – Sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, 4 years on charges of assembly and collusion with the intent to act against the national security, and 1 year for propaganda against the establishment.


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UPDATE CHRR 15 April , 2013

Akbar Amini and Pejman Zafarmand summoned to court

Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Green activists Akbar Amini and Pejman Zafarmand, who were among the detained group from the raid on Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam (Association of Writers), have been summoned to appear at the Tehran Revolutionary Court.

According to CHRR, on Monday April 14, Pejman Zafarmand will face charges brought against him at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Pir Abassi and on Tuesday April 15, Akbar Amini will face his charges at Branch 27 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Salavati.

On April 9, two other members of Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam, Mohsen Ghashghaizadeh and Mohammad Parsi faced their charges in courts presided by Judge Salavati and Judge Pir Abassi. On March 14, another member of the group, Ahmad Reza Ahmadi was summoned to face charges brought against him in Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Ahmadzadeh.

On October 30, 2012, security forces conducted a raid at a gathering of writers at Saray Ahl-e Ghalam (Association of Writers) and detained close to 70 members. Most of them were later released and 17 writers including Mehdi Khazali were transferred by van to Evin prison. Two others named Pejman Zafarmand and Mehdi Karimi were detained in separate encounters and were also transferred to Evin prison by security agents.


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Today Akbar Amini has been called to security Police and has been arrested, Saturday 25th of August 2012.

Akbar Amini one of those who was arrested on 2009 protest because of going on a crane as a symbol of protest was arrested today.

Based on Harana Reporters today Wednsday morning security forces started to abuse and follow Akbar Amini, After many days of chasing Akbar Amini's Brother, they have claimed that if Amini present himself in Security Police HQ he will be Freed.After Akbar Amini presented himself in Security Police HQ , his brother was freed.

Akbar Amini in 2009 had a Green flag and the pictures of those who lost their lives in 2009 election disputes, mounted a crane in Ghasr roundabout in Tehran and caused a scene and people gathered around him.


HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST NEWS AGENCY: https://hra-news.org/00/13350-1.html


Akbar Amini, the heroic protester who climbed atop of a crane holding a poster of Green Movement martyrs during demonstrations on February 14th, 2011, was transferred from Ward 209 to Ward 350 at Evin prison after almost two months in jail.

According to Kaleme, his new cell mates stated that on the day of the demonstration, Akbar had also held a picture of himself so that if in the event that security forces threw him off the crane, people would still be able to identify him. His cell mates say that he still defends the Green Movement and opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi [who are still under house arrest] with admirably high spirits. After enduring a lot of pressure, including losing his brother Hossein, his cell mates say he still does not regret his actions to encourage people to attend the demonstrations.

The February 14th [25 Bahman] demonstrations had been announced by Mousavi and Karroubi in a call to stand in solidarity with the people of Egypt and Tunisia.

On the morning of February 14th, a large number of internet users witnessed Akbar’s heroic display of bravery as the introduction to an eventful day. Akbar Amini, wearing symbolic green ribbons and holding a large poster of Green Movement martyrs, stood on top of the crane, and while inviting people to participate in the rally, he commemorated and honored the memory of the Green Movement martyrs.

This young green protester soon became the hero of the February 14th protests. That day, Amini was identified by security forces and arrested.

1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Akbar Amini and to drop all charges against him.

2) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!

3) We demand for Akbar Amini to receive urgently needed medical care for the torture wounds inflicted by prison authorities.

The Free Akbar Amini petition to UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty, HRW, EU members was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.