2 Christians Held in Limbo in Evin Prison for 6 Months

HRANA News Agency – Hadi Asghari and Amin Afshar Naderi, two Christian converts, have been held in an undecided condition in ward 4 of Evin prison, from about six months ago, and have not even been summoned for investigations. On the other hand, Mr. Asgari who has got kidney infection as a consequence of cold weather because he was denied to get his clothing, has not received any medical treatments.

A source close to the families of these two Christian converts has told HRANA: “Hadi Asghari and Amin Afshar Naderi, have been held in an undecided condition for more than six months, and even have not been interrogated. They have said if their situation would not be made clear they would go on hunger strike. Hadi Asghari has got infection on his both kidneys because of the cold weather. Nothing has been done so far, regarding his treatment.”

HRANA had previously reported that Mr. Asgari had been interrogated for three months in ward 209 of Evin Prison, and had been kept in solitary confinements. He had been deprived of contacting his family and informing them of his situation, for the first 47 days.

The Christian convert, who has been transferred to ward 4 of Evin Prison, has been deprived of getting his personal belongings and clothing from his family, and had been given clothing and stuff by the other prisoners.

Mr. Asgari has been spending his six months of detention in an undecided condition, and has had no trials so far.

It should be noted that Mr. Asgari was arrested along with 4 other Christians and new converts, named; Ramyyl Bet Tamarz, Amin Afshar Naderi, Mohammad Dehnavi and Amir Saman Dashti, in a private garden in Firoozkooh during worship. They were transferred to Evin prison, on August 26, 2016.

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