Ahmad Karimi Sent to Furlough after 8 Years

HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Karimi, political prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj, who is serving his sentence of 15 years since 8 years ago, came to furlough for the first time. Mr. Karimi who had been arrested before elections and during a fabricated trial was illustrated as one of the arrestees of post-election events, had received death sentence in the primary court.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ahmad Karimi was sent to a 4-day furlough after 8 years.
Ahmad Karimi was arrested in April 2009, and more than a month before the election. After more than a month in solitary confinement in ward 209 he was forcefully shown in the fabricated mass trials and charged with having a role in post-election events, and sentenced to death. This sentence was reduced in appeal court to 15 years in prison.
This political prisoner, served more than 6 years of his sentence in exile in Gonbad-e-Kavoos prison and due to lack of proper medical facilities and having sever tooth decay and also not being covered by insurance which is claimed to be available for all prisoner by authorities, had to pay a lot of money for medical treatments. However, due to his financial condition he could not continue the treatment and consequently was diagnosed with digestion problems.
HRANA previously had reported that due to the long distance between Gonbad-e-Kavoos and Islamshar and financial problems, Ahmad Karimi’s family could not visit him for more than 44 months and had no news from him.
Ahmad Karimi who was arrested in the raid of security forces to his house, was charged with connection with Monarchy association of Iran. Other people like Mohammadreza Alizamani, Arash Rahmanpoor, Paiman Arefi and Hamed Roohinejad were tried in the same case.

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