2 Civil Rights Activists Arrested in front of Evin Prison

Posted on: 3rd March, 2016
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Davood Ne’mati

HRANA News Agency – Police arrested Mohammad Nourizad on the second day of his 24-hour-sit-in in front of Evin Prison, along with Davood Ne’mati. Davood Ne’mati has written that the police arrested and dropped them out in another place but Mohammad Nourizad returned and planned to spend the night in front of Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Nourizad civil rights activist, said earlier that he would run a twenty-four hour protest in front of Evin prison against the travel ban and holding his assets illegally by the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence.

The filmmaker wrote on his personal Facebook page: “I go crazy for regaining of my personal and certain rights. How? By twenty-four-hour presence in front of Evin prison. Morning to night, and night until the morning! In the cold that will crush me. First: Saturday and Monday and Wednesday, and later: all days and all nights. So to wherever my feet and my breath help me. What do I want? Releasing my passport and my stolen property. Both are captive in the hands of the IRGC. ”

Mr. Nourizad said that in addition to removing travel bans and his passport, he requested his PC, laptop, camera and films that the Revolutionary Guards seized and have not returned yet.

The activist wrote that he had gone through all legal means possible to achieve his wishes and no conclusion was reached. “The head of Evin Court told me last spring that ‘your travel ban and assets are in the hands of the Revolutionary Guards and dealing with the IRGC is not what I can do neither the big ones’”.

Mohammad Nourizad director, screenwriter and journalist, is 63 years old. He was considered as an extremist religious journalist but has joined the ranks of active critics of the Islamic Republic during recent years and has been imprisoned several times.

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