Iran: Three Prisoners Taken to the Intelligence Service Solitary Confinement

 Wednesday, June 10, 2015 8:19:01 AM

The non-ending persecution of the political prisoners is being continued in Iran.


The three political prisoners Saeid Masoori, Afshin Baymani and Jafar Eghdami were transferred to the Intelligence Service solitary confinement from Hall 12 at Rajai Shahr prison in the city of Karaj on 10 June 2015.

In this regard, many reports have been received from prisons throughout Iran about the persecution of the prisoners which lead them starting the hunger strike to express their basic demands. These reports have been received from Karoon, Adel Abad, Kurdistan, Sistan and Baluchistan and many other prisons in Iran.

On the other hand, Mohammad Seyfzadeh, an Iranian Human Rights lawyer, was transferred to the hospital because of his critical condition in the Islamic Republic chambers as rights group said. The lawyer was arrested after uprising of the presidential election in 2009 because of his protests against results of the election. He received eight years imprisonment in the Revolutionary Court of Iran. Mr. Seyfzadeh also suffers from kidney disorders and prostate disease.

The other inmate Rasoul Hardani is on the ninth day of his hunger strike to protest against the officials’ negligence of his medical treatment. He had clashed with prison’s officials according to the news due to his critical condition in the prison which led him to begin the hunger strike on 2 June 2015. Rasoul was detained along with his brother with charged of hijacking and disturbing to flight safety on 2001.  He was finally sentenced to 22 years imprisonment.

Rasoul wrote in the part of his hardship; I was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment after passing excruciating condition months in solitary confinement of Intelligence Service. Judge of 20 branch of Revolutionary Court had sneered and said; you will figure out after losing your teeth and hair in prison when I asked him what is my guilty? I had passed 15 years, the best days of youth in prison. Officials reject my pleading letter in order to asking for health release or freeness.

Furthermore, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a labor rights activist, was taken to Ward first where the gangs and criminals are kept after all the persecution and tortures he has been undergone. He was arrested and convicted to 20 years imprisonment at ward 15 by the Revolutionary Court that was reduced by the appeal court to five years. Behnam was also sentenced to nine years and six months imprisonment when he had spent his remaining imprisonment term in prison. The labor activist suffers from arthritis of the neck, stomach bleeding and severe pain in his gum and ears.

Translated: Kaveh Taheri