7 Sunni Prisoners Held Under Detention Since 6 Years Ago

HRANA News Agency – Seven Sunnis prisoners of conscience, who are under detention since more than six years ago, are held in undecided conditions in various prisons in the country.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), seven Sunni prisoners named Davud Abdullahi, Kamran Sheikhi, Farhad Salimi, Anvar khezri, Khosrow Besharat, Qasem Absteh, and Ayoub Karimi, who were arrested in 2009, after more than six years of detention still remain in an indeterminate status.

The seven Sunni activists were arrested in 2009 on charges of acting against national security through religious activities. They were under interrogation for 2 months in Urmia intelligence office cells, and were under detention and ill-treatment and then about six months were held in Mahabad prison.

According to this report, these prisoners in Mahabad prison were ill-treated because of not accepting their charges.

These prisoners later spent a month and a half in prison of Urmia and then six months in ward 350 of Evin Prison. Finally, these prisoners were sent to ward 4, hall 10 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

According to the same report, two of these detainees were summoned to Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court to hold the trial, on 19th October. However the trial was not held because of the absence of their appointed lawyers and the court session was postponed by the judge Moghiseh.

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