Afif Naimi Sent to Furlough / Shahin Eghdami Returned to Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Afif Naimi, a former director of the Baha’i community of Iran, was sent to medical furlough from Rajai Shahr prison and Shahin (Jafar) Eghdami, political prisoner, returned to this prison at the end of the seven-day furlough on July 2.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Afif Naimi, a former director of the Baha’i community of Iran, was sent to a five-day medical furlough from Rajai Shahr prison and Shahin (Jafar ) Eghdami, political prisoner returned to the prison at the end of the seven-day furlough on July 2.
Previously it was announced that Mr. Naimi suffers from acute irritation of the lymph nodes and swelling in the throat which was aggravated due to lack of medical attention. Not long ago he had been taken to hospital to seek treatment.
He is being held in hall 12 of ward 4 of Rajai Shahr prison. The prisoner of conscience had been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment which was reduced to 10 years.
Shahin (Jafar) Eghdami was arrested and transferred to Evin prison after attending the anniversary ceremony of the victims of the mass execution of 1980s in Kavaran on August 29, 2008 while he had been released only 4 months before, he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by branch 28 of the revolutionary court headed by Judge Moghiseh. The sentence was increased to ten years at the appeal stage by the prosecutor’s appeal.
The political prisoner along with other political prisoners was transferred to hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison from ward 350 of Evin prison after about two years.
Shahin (Jafar) Eghdami already was arrested and imprisoned in 1999 and 2001. He was arrested after the protests in the university by plainclothes agents in 1999 and was transferred to the basement of Ghadir Gendarmerie Building and was released on the bail after a month.
Mr. Eghdami was arrested due to his activities by the Ministry of Intelligence forces in 2001 and sentenced to six years in prison and was released by the end of his sentence in 2008.
The political prisoner is now held in Rajai Shahr prison serving the eighth year of his sentence.

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