2 Political Prisoners Sent to Furlough, 1 to Hospital

HRANA News Agency – Two political prisoners of ward 7 of Evin prison named Iraj Gharibi and Hamidreza Derakhshandeh are granted furlough from prison; moreover, Gholamreza Hosseini another prisoner kept in the same ward has been transferred to the hospital following a severe health condition.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Iraj (Esmail) Gharibi, Hamidreza Derakhshandeh and Gholamreza Hosseini received imprisonment sentences of five, seven and nine years respectively on charge of “cooperating with hostile governments” at Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Salavati. They are currently serving their imprisonment terms in ward seven of Evin prison.
Ward seven, one of the notorious wards of Evin prison, consists of eight halls and mainly prisoners of financial crimes are held in it.  There are at least 55 political-security prisoners passing their long terms of confinement along with other addicted and financial crimes prisoners in poor conditions of the ward; in violation of the principle of the separation of prisoners. There are at least 30 HIV positive prisoners in this ward. The situation of the ward have been covered in details in a report titled “Introduction to Ward 7 of Evin prison: a place of exile for Political-security prisoners.”

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