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Ali Asghar Mahmoudian has been arrested again

Posted on: 19th April, 2014
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Ali Asghar Mahmoudian

HRANA News Agency – Authorities did not deduct the three years that Ali Asghar Mahmoudian had served in detention and he is arrested again.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ali Asghar Mahmoudian was arrested align with his wife, Kefayat Malekmohammadi, in January 2010. After three years in uncertainty, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison in exile, in branch number 15 of the revolutionary court, by chief judge Salavati.

The authorities took him out of ward number 350 of Evin prison to be transferred to court but instead sent him to Semnan in January 2013.

He has been losing his consciousness and has been transferred to clinic many times because of bad condition of Semnan prison and his age and diseases. He received a medical furlough in December 2013.

An informed source about his condition said to HRANA’s reporter, “After receiving medical furlough, Mr. Mahmoudian requested Tehran’s persecutor to be transferred to ward 350 of Evin, due to poor condition of Semnan prison and also because of different diseases like: heart disease, passing several hemorrhoid surgeries, prostate surgery, stomach problem and necessity of having surgery on neck and back, but it was rejected. Then he inquired and followed his request from supreme court, however he found out that the 6 years sentence is counted from the day that he had been transferred to Semnan and those three years have not been counted”.

To make sure, Ali Asghar Mahmoudian went to sentence execution office of Evin, on April 13, and he was arrested by the persecutor’s order and was sent to ward 350 of Evin prion until his transfer to Semnan.

Asghar Mahmoudian is 61 years old and has been 11 imprisoned for 11 years since 1982 as well.

One of the brothers of Asghar Mahmoudian was killed in 1986, by breathing tear gas, after rush to Gonabadi Dervishes religious place in Qom. Other brother has beenexecuted for political reasons in 1983.

Need to be mentioned, Kefayat Mohammadi was sentenced to 5 years in prison in branch number 15 of revolutionary court but she was released on December 5, 2013.