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Afshin Baimani transferred to solitary confinement

Posted on: 11th November, 2014
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Afshin Baimani

HRANA News Agency – Afshin Baimani, political prisoner in Hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj, was transferred to solitary confinement.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on 8th November, at 11 o’clock Afshin Baimani was transferred to solitary confinement in ward 5 of Rajai Shahr prison.

In this regard, one of the inmates told HRANA’s reporter: “At first, Afshin Baimany was asked to go upstairs as the head of ward 4, Reisi, want to see him, which was used as a pretext. Upon his presence, he was taken to the inspection office of the prison and then from there he was transferred to cell in ward 5 and so far officials have refused to send his warm clothes and heart medicines”.

Also, he added: “At 11.30, prison officials also asked Arjang Davoodi to go to the inspection office but due to his illness he refused”. Arjang Davoudi was supposed to go to the inspection office on the day after and he was then transferred to the cell, as well.

Afshin Baimani, Political Prisoner, was arrested on September 5, 2000 on charges of helping his brother, Mehdi Baimani, to escape and had been sentenced to death.

The court verdict was upheld on appeal court, but after 6 years his sentence commuted to life imprisonment.