Human Rights Violations Report | Part 2: Week of Oct 18, 2010October 25, 2010
Ashura Detainee Seyed Navid Kamran who had been sentenced to 33 months of imprisonment and 74 lashes has been summoned by the Prosecutor’s Office in Evin Prison. Kamran was detained during the 2009 Ashura protests and was detained for several months. He was temporarily released on bail and sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in prison and 74 lashes by Judge Pirabbas of the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court for “conspiracy and participating in gatherings in order to commit crimes against national security and disturbing public order”. It is unclear whether has been summoned to serve his sentence or if there are other reasons for it.
Mohammad Sadigh Kaboodvand is being denied treatment as his health deteriorates in prison. He suffers from acute cardiac distress, prostate illness, and severe headaches. He recently had a heart attack and his blood vessels have blocked; he is in grave danger and suffers serious health risks. Prison clinic doctors have asked for his transfer to outside hospitals and have strongly recommended an Angiogram of his blocked vessels. A written request was submitted to the Revolutionary Court in this regard. In spite of the recommendation, even the city medical examiner has been prevented from examining him. Kaboodvand was arrested on July 1st, 2007 charged with establishing the “Kurdistan Human Rights Agency” and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He is currently being held in ward 350 of Evin prison.
With the passing of one month since the announcement of her hunger strike in Evin prison, Nasrin Sotoudeh is denied visitation and any contact with her family. Reza Khandan, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband, after a week of “no news” of his wife’s condition, was forced to go to Evin prison hall on Thursday hoping that he might be granted visitation. However, as always was told that Nasrin is barred from any visits. Nasrin Sotoodeh has been held in solitary confinement since September 4th at ward 209 of Evin prison and has been on hunger strike since September 25th. There has only been one short, 3 second, phone conversation in which she advised her family of her decision to go on hunger strike.
Afshin Baymani who has been charged with ‘Association with Opposition Organizations’ and was sentenced to life in prison is under extreme pressure by prison authorities. He was assaulted on October 3rd and transferred to solitary confinement under the orders of Kermani and Faraji, the Chairman and Deputy of Department of Information of Gohardasht. Ever since then, he has been subjected to severe torture and has been banned from visiting his family and any phone contact.
Mohammad Amin Hadavi who is the author of many publications and articles on economic issues, has been arrested. Hadavi is the son of the first Prosecutor after the Revolution. He was arrested on October 15th and was transferred to an undisclosed location. His family has no information as to his condition or his whereabouts.
Weekly Report by Roya Irani for Persian2English
This report is being compiled each week in honor of all the university students, mothers, fathers, human rights activists, and minorities in Iran being unjustly detained, tortured, raped and killed by their government. Don’t be afraid, we are all together.
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