Omid Alishenas Was Entered His First Year of the Imprisonment Term

 Friday, September 4, 2015 9:58:43 AM

Omid Alishenas, an Iranian civil rights activist, was arrested by IRGC officials in the front of his father's house on 4 Sep 2014 and taken to Ward 2-A Sepah. He was accused of the charges "Assembly and collusion to attempt the crimes against national security", "propaganda against the regime" and "insulting to the Supreme Leader of IRI" at Branch 28 in the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran chaired by Judge Mohammad Mogheyeseh on 7 March 2015.

He had been in isolation about 132 days as his relatives said. Officials had allegedly denied the rights to access his family (face to face meeting) for more than five months. Mr. Alishenas Has just met his relatives behind the bars via phone.

Finally, he, 32, was sentenced to ten years in prison such as a maximum punishment by the court for his peaceful activities as a children labor activist, as well as gatherings he attended to protest the situation of Kobane children in Syria. The sentence was notified by the Head of Office of the Branch 28 on 12 May 2015, and the case has been allegedly referred for re-examination to Branch 36 at the Appeal Court chaired by Judge Seyed Ahmad Zargar.

Omid, son of Atila, was very hopeful of being released on bail; Iran's judiciary officials refused his released on the bail of 100 million Tomans (33,000 $) despite of the initial decision on conditional release, the reliable sources said. It means he will have to spend the best years of his life in the notorious Evin prison.

Officials had confiscated his personal belongings such as cell phones, flash memories, three Personal Computers and a lap top, camera and CDs.

 Mr. Alishenas, has an academic degree in the field of Civil Engineering, has been reportedly experienced severe tortures both physically __ psychologically in the Islamic Republic chambers where the goal of inquisition. He was frequently beaten during his interrogation periods that had been mostly at night; officials used the barbaric procedures as "Grave Cell" to be forcibly confessed. Grave Cell is one of the most grievous methods of torture that the captives are kept standing in the vertical concrete grave with a small hatch to air-circulation.

He has been in the solitary confinements at Ward 2-A Sepah for 132 days, and transferred to the public Ward eight amongst criminals imprisoned for serious offenses such as murder, rape, drug smuggling, embezzlement, fraud and forgery (Ward Eight is officially labeled as a financial crimes ward). According to the Majid Moghadam testimony "A reminder of Kahrizak Detention Center", 35 to 40 prisoners of conscience are passing their prison terms in the critical condition at the ward eight.

The prisoners are kept in one of the crowded wards of the prison known as infamous Ward eight, which the unsuitable circumstance could be led them to menace their health. It is an aging office building with low ceilings which has no proper sanitary facilities and has poor air circulation.


By: Kaveh Taheri