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Mehdi Farrahi was kept in solitaire cell for weeks

Posted on: 31st March, 2013
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Mehdi Farrahi Shandiz

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Farrahi Shandiz, the labors and teachers union activist who is spending his 3 years imprisonment verdict i Evin prison, in the past few months was transferred to solitaire cell twice and totally more than two months.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Emdad Khabar, Farrahi Shandiz is in ward 350 of Evin prison since December of 2011. After chanting slogans in prison he was transferred to solitaire cell for twenty days as a punishment and then instead of moving back to ward 350 which is the ward for political prisoners, he was moved to hall 10 which is the place for non-political prisoners.

The second time he was transferred to solitaire cell since early February and was kept there till late March.

According to the report, the main reason of punishing him was disobeying and protesting against prison rules which expressed as some slogans such as “Down with …”, “Viva freedom”, and “Down with dictator” and also disobeying to be present in prisoners presence checking.

Mehdi Farrahi is cousin of Mahmood Ahmadinejad’s wife A’zamosadat Farrahi. He was arrested in December of 2011 and transferred to Evin prison for spending his three years imprisonment verdict on charge of Insulting to Iranian Leader and disturbing public discipline. He was in solitaire cell in ward 240 in the beginning of his imprisoning too.

This political prisoner is holder of electricity engineering certification of Isfahan industrial university. Also he was in solitaire cell between April 2009 till January 2012 in ward 209 of Evin prison. He was arrested in relation to labor anniversary day. One more time he was arrested and imprisoned in 2006 during a protest in Laleh park in Tehran.

Despite of several times arresting the family relation between Mehdi Farrahi Shandiz and Mahmood Ahmadinejad’s wife was clandestine for a long time.

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