Iran’s Elite Student in the Prison

 Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:11:22 AM

“Evin prison is known as a privileged University” the prisoners believe.

 Authorities have reportedly pursued and oppressed the Iranian students who recognized as productive wings of society since the tenure of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979.

Mass arrest of the elite students could be led the collapse of social wisdom as social experts have expressed concern about the rise in the issue. “With discriminatory domestic policies and increasingly suppressing the best and the brightest eventually will lead to the demise the society” as an expert have acknowledged to the reporter of BCR Group.

Aside from that, the arbitrary detention and long term imprisonment at inequitable trial for whatever reason by Iranian authorities are obviously Human Rights violations according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Article NO. 13

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. Article NO. 12

Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence. Article NO. 11

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article NO. 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Article NO. 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Article NO. 20”


 The following report has notified excruciating condition of elite student in the prison of Iran:


Hamid Babaei, a Ph.D. student in financial affairs field in the Liege University of Belgium, had been summoned and arrested by Intelligence Service when arrived in Tehran on 27 July 2013.

He was accused of spying and communicating with hostile states to six-years imprisonments and four-year suspension at the branch 15 of Revolutionary Court which chaired by Judge Salavati on 21 Dec 2013.  Babaei was also denied the right to have his own lawyer.

Hamid Babaei is suffering from gum and teeth infection. He is reportedly had been pressured as bid to succumb to Intelligence Services for cooperation as he rejected it despite being threatened by the Intelligence authorities.

His wife had submitted a health treatment application to the prison clinic of Evin on 28 April 2014. And a copy of that was sent to prosecutor office. After that, Forensics and management office of his ward in Evin had accepted to send him out to hospital due the lack of health facilities in the prison, and his acceptance was declared his family on 17 Nov 2014.

It is worth noting; the persecutor of Tehran had viably notified his health treatment application but in order to send him out to the hospital the missive has not been received.


Omid KokabiOmid Kokabi, a post-doctoral student in atomics field in the University of Texas at Austin, had been arrested by Intelligence Service while trying to leave Iran on 19 Feb 2011. Omid was sentenced to ten years and ninety-one days imprisonment on the charge of plotting against national security, partnership with the hostile governments such as US, granting university scholarship and his awards.

He is not in well health condition and suffering from stomach disorder and kidney stone. 

Omid had been awarded the “Andrei Sakharov Prize (APS) in 2014, American Physical Society” and honored by the world's largest general scientific society for enduring prison rather than contribute to weapons research in Iran (AAAS Award).


Mr. Majid Tavakoli, a student in marine engineering field of the Amir Kabir University and Human Rights activist, was violently arrested by Intelligence Service officials while trying to leave the University on 7 Dec 2009. Majid was sentenced to five years imprisonment, five years abstention of political activities and five years of being banned from leaving the country At 15 branch of the Revolutionary Court on 20 Jan 2010. He had been accused of propaganda against the regime, insulting to the Supreme leader and former president of Iran and plotting against the regime through protests in the court.

Majid was frequently arrested on the charge of protest against the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attending in the University on 2006.

He had been one of the leaders of the Iranian student movement and a member of Tahkim Vahdat party. The Norway’s foreign minister had referred to Majid the student peace prize on 2013. Majid also had been awarded the “Raha” Human Rights prize from Sudwind Organization.

He has been banished and held in notorious Rajai Shahr Prison after spending months at 240 ward in Evin prison.


Hussein Ronaghi MalekiMr. Hussein Ronaghi Maleki, a student activist, chief of the Committee against censorship in Iran (Iran Proxy) and blogger, was summoned and arrested while reffered to Shahid Moghadas Court in Evin prison on 28 Feb 2015. Previously, he had been released on parole due to his health condition.

Hussein also was arrested with a long his brother on 13 Dec 2009. He was sentenced to 15-year imprisonment on the charge of acting against national security and partnership with opposition organizations at 26 branch of the Revolutionary Court which chaired by Judge Pir-Abbasi. He is suffering from an advanced kidney disorder.


Mohammad Yousefi, 27, a graduate student in shipbuilding field of the AmirKabir University of Tehran, was arrested by Cyber police of Revolutionary Guards without any legal justification in an utterly suppressed society about two months ago.

Mohammad was detained in line of Spider project that linked to Facebook pages administratorship against the regime of Iran according to Cyber police statement.

Mohammad Yousefi has mocked-up the religious saints as Revolutionary Guards have claimed in their manifest.

He also has been charged of Facebook management that linked to well-known artists, soccer players and eminent persons to harass them according to the Human Rights activists’ reports.

Furthermore, Mohammad was arrested during the demonstration after unrest of the presidential election on 7 Dec 2009 and kept in 350 ward of Evin prison in Tehran for a while. He was detained while arriving to the University and sentenced to four years imprisonment on the charge of collusion and protest against national security in the initial court which chaired by Judge Salavati.

Eventually, He was released after having 161 days in the prison by 54 branch of the appeal court due to lack of justification documents.

The statement also has noted to his arrest and the specific role to encourage unsatisfied citizens in 2009, which charged him related to “sedition individuals”.


Mr. Saeed Malekpour, a graduate in metallurgy field of Industrial Sharif University, was arrested by Cyber police of the regime of Iran on 2008. Saeed had been sentenced to death on the charge of propaganda against the regime, blasphemy, insulting to the Supreme leader and former president of Iran, Ifsad-E-filarz at 28 branch of the Revolutionary which chaired by Judge Mohammad Mogheyse. His sentence also was confirmed by the appeal court on 2012 that the verdict was ultimately reduced to lifetime imprisonment on 2013.

Saeed was forced to confession after all persecution and torture he has undergone during his interrogating by officials in the Islamic Republic chambers.


Mr. Arash Sadeghi, a human rights and student activist, was arrested by officials of Revolutionary Guards in his workplace on 6 Sept 2014. Arash accused of acting against national security, of propaganda against the regime and of Facebook activities and, he is one of the students who were denied education because of his student’s activity.

It is worth noting: Arash’s detention has been frequently extended despite his critical health condition. He has had extremely painful experiences in prison—both psychologically and physically when officials raided his father’s house at 4 am on 30 Oct 2010 in order to arrest him. His mother suffered a fatal heart attack and died as a result of the shock of the raid. He has been forced to confession by officials during his interrogating in the solitary confinement of Evin since his detention.


Roham Barkachizadeh, 22, an atomic student of Shaheed Beheshti University, was arrested by Intelligence Service officials when he had passing pre-university course on 2011. Roham had been arrested while he was just 17-years-old.

Authorities have allegedly seized Roham’s personal belongings during the raid and investigation at his grandfather house. He has been at Seven and 209 ward of Evin prison since his detention.

It should be noted that Roham had been freed on the bail for a while, and he has returned back to the prison to serve his imprisonment term. He has been arrested because of participating in the protest during the unrest of the presidential election on 2009.

Roham was sentenced to seven years and six months on the charge of collusion against national security, propaganda against the regime of Iran and insulting to the Supreme Leader and previous president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, through the demonstration in Revolutionary Court which chaired by Judge Salavati on 2012

“It is obvious Children’s rights Convention violations by Republic Islamic of Iran that Roham has been convicted in the Revolutionary Court” as Human Rights activists have acknowledged in the exclusive report of Exiles Activists website by Vandad Olad Azimi.

The article 37 of the Child Rights Convention says that No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.  Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below eighteen years of age, and also notes that no child shall be deprived of his or her liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily.  The arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child shall be in conformity with the law and shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.

Iran has joined to the convention of children rights since 1969. All teenagers who are committed a crime when they are under 18-years-old as Roham should be trialed in juvenile court according to the article 220 of the Public and Revolutionary Courts Procedure Code of Iran and commitment to the Children’s Rights Convention.