3 Political Prisoners Released in Hamedan and Tehran

HRANA News Agency – Majid Rahmat Abadi and Farshid Tajmiri, two students who had been detained in the recent protests, were released on the bail from Hamedan Prison. Ali Shariati, political prisoner, was also released on parole after serving three years of his 5-year imprisonment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), two arrested students, in the recent protests were released from Hamedan Prison on the bail.

Farshid Tajmiari, student at the Faculty of Engineering, had been arrested by security forces in Hamadan, on December 30, last year.

Another detained student was Majid Rahmat Abadi from Hamedan University of Technology who was arrested by security forces on January 1.

Regarding Mr. Rahmat Abadi, it should be mentioned that, in an interview with ISNA, the head of the technical and vocational Faculty of Shahid Mofatteh of Hamedan recently stated: “I have not heard the name of Majid Rahmat Abadi so far, and such a student is not studying at this university”.

The university official said so, while according to documents received by HRANA, Majid Rahmat Abadi is definitely a student of this university.

Ali Shariati, political activist, was also released on parole, after three years of imprisonment, from Evin Prison.

Ali Shariati was arrested in February 2014 and was transferred to Ward 8 of Evin prison after five months of detention at Ward 209 on July 11, 2015. He was sentenced to 12 years and 9 months imprisonment in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court under the chairmanship of Judge Salavati in September 2015. The sentence was reduced to 5 years imprisonment.

This civil activist’s charges were; participating in the protest against acid attacks in front of parliament, gathering and collusion, propaganda against the regime, insulting the leadership, insulting the president and storing equipment to watch satellite TV channels.

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