7 Civil Rights Activists in “not a Proper Situation” in Ardebil Prison

Posted on: 10th April, 2016
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Meisam Jolani

HRANA News Agency – The situation of 7 civil rights activists who are kept in Ardebil prison, has been described as “not proper” in a contact with their family.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 7 Turk (Azeri) civil rights activists named Tohid Amir Amini, Mortaza Parvin, Meisam Jolani, Saeed Sadeghifar, Saleh Pichganlo, Mostafa Parvin and Mohsen Mohsenzadeh who are serving their sentences in the Ardebil prison, complained about the whereabouts and have described their conditions as deplorable and intolerable, in contact with their families.

After a day of arrival of the prisoners, 4 of them named Morteza Parvin, Saeed Sadeghifar, Saleh Pichganlo and Morteza Parvin were transferred to the youth ward of Ardebil prison and were forced to sleep in the hall and prisoners traffic zone due to the lack of a place for break.

The conscience prisoners mentioned that the population of the youth ward is much higher than its capacity and have said that they had spoken with prison authorities and had noted the necessity of observing the directives and laws related to separating prisoners according to their crimes. The activists have warned the prison authorities that they would start hunger strike together if their rights would not be addressed.

The other three activities, named Meisam Jolani, Tohid Amir Amini and Mohsen Mohsenzadeh, are kept in ward of reception in Ardebil prison and prison authorities refuse to transfer them to other wards. They complained to the lack of cleanliness and beds and have announced that they would go on hunger strike if their demands would not be fulfilled in the meeting of prison authorities.

It should be noted that these activists due to protests to the TV program Fitileh and presence at Takhti Stadium in Ardebil and picking up a placard in support of Abbas Lesani have been sentenced and are serving their sentences.

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