Iran: Officials Arrest Several Citizens in front of Evin Prison

 Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:21:38 PM

Iran's security forces arrested several citizens included Simin Eyvazzadeh (mother of civil rights activist Omid Alishenas), Hashem Zeinali (Saeed Zeinali's father), Mohsen Shoja, Reza Malek and Mohammad-Ali Taheri fans on November 21, 2015; the arrest took place in front of the notorious Evin prison. According to news accounts, the male detainees were reportedly transferred to Evin; the women were taken to Gharchak prison.

Hashem Zeinali were brutally beaten in the attack, according to his relatives.

News indicates that Omid Alishenas, who was arrested by IRGC officials in the front of his father's house on 4 Sep 2014 and taken to Ward 2-A Sepah, attempted a sit-in protest at the Ward 8 entrance of Evin and asked jailers to release his mother and the other detainees; other political and civil rights prisoners joined in his protest against the arbitrary arrests. Officials then responded by banning all communication services inside the prison.

Omid has allegedly started a hunger strike to protest against the arrest, his relatives said.


By: Kaveh Taheri