Afshin Baymani; Serving Since 17 Years Ago

Posted on: 24th May, 2018
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HRANA News Agency – Afshin Baymani, a prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, has been imprisoned since about 17 years ago. He was sentenced to death in 2000 on charge of Moharebeh which was confirmed in the appeal court but was reduced to life imprisonment after six years.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Afshin Baymani, a political prisoner at Hall 10 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, has been in jail for more than 17 years.

The long period of imprisonment for Afshin Baymani who is the father of two children, in addition to physical problems like heart disease and kidney stone, has caused many problems for his family.

This prisoner who has suffered severe physical and mental illness after many years of imprisonment in inappropriate condition of prison, suffered a heart attack in July last year.

An informed source, regarding Mr. Baymani’s condition, told HRANA’s reporter:  “Afshin found a bad physical condition, especially chest pain, in relation to heart problems, including suffering from coronary artery disease, for many years. For this reason, he was transferred to the Prison infirmary by his inmates. Following the examinations, such as taking ECG, and blood pressure of the prisoner, a medical doctor, Fazell Moshtari, ordered him to be sent to hospital. But with the intervention of the Prison Guard officer, because of the refusal of the prisoner to wear handcuffs and shackles, this referral was cancelled.”

Mr. Baymani, political prisoner in Hall 10 of Raja’i Shahr prison, in Karaj, was arrested and sentenced to death on September 5, 2000, on charge of helping his brother, Mehdi Baymani, who was a member of the People’s Mojahedin organization, to escape. The verdict was confirmed in the appeal court, but after six years, his sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.

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