Alireza Rasooli Sentenced To Another 3 Years Imprisonment

Posted on: 21st September, 2015
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Alireza Rasooli

HRANA News Agency – Alireza Rasooli, political prisoner in Mahabad prison was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on charge of following his activities inside the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Alireza Rasooli has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment because of the new case that was opened during his imprisonment, for activities such as sending news to out of the prison and following his activities in prison and on charges of propaganda against the regime and collusion against national security.

This prisoner recently was sent to Branch 2 of investigation office in Mahabad and was charged by prosecutor Zaheri, with gathering and collusion against national security, and the reason of this charge was announced as communications and posting news out of the prison, and subsequently he was tried on these charges.

On the other hand, the authorities of prison have opposed the request of “punishment intolerance” order, while this political prisoner is suffering from serious physical problems such as lung infections, knee problems and bone tissue erosion, which are progressing and bone tissue erosion is spreading to the other parts of his body.

He went on hunger strike after his diseases got worse to protest against the lack of medical attention and being deprived of hospital outside the prison, so that he was held in solitary confinement for twenty days while he was on hunger strike.

One of the HRANA’s sources who is close to this political prisoner, regarding Alireza’s physical condition, formerly had told HRANA’s reporter: “Alireza is suffering from bone tissue erosion, a serious and unknown disease, which is spreading to different parts of his body. Ormia prison’s doctor, after seeing the MRI scan, told expressly; “It is wondering that he can still walk on his feet”, and I, as someone who has lived near him, can say only the strong morale has kept him alive.”

Alireza Rasooli was arrested on 2nd August 2012 after participating in the different peaceful gatherings, and was transferred to the Intelligence office in Mahabad and then was taken to Mahabad prison.

He was tried in Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court on charges of propaganda against the regime, acting against national security through gathering and collusion, and supporting and membership in PJAK. He was acquitted of the charge of membership in PJAK and for the other charges he was sentenced to a total of 3 and a half years imprisonment, which was precisely upheld in the court of appeals.

This political prisoner was exiled to the prison of Ormia, after his sentence was finalized on 26th February 2014, and later in March 2014 he was transferred again to the prison of Mahabad.

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