Authorities Prevented Hamid Babai From Being Transferred To Hospital

HRANA News Agency – The officials in Rajaei Shahr prison prevented Hamid Babai from being transferred to the hospital, despite the court permission and the booked appointment in the hospital. The wife of this prisoner said, the request of furlough was also rejected with the order of the security officials.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hamid Babai was supposed to be transferred to Imam Khomaini hospital, but despite having court permission and booking the appointment with the physician, prison authorities stopped it.

His wife publicized this news on her personal page, and also stated that the request for furlough was also rejected by the security officials.

Ms. Parsajoo has written that his husband is suffering from progressive infection in his ears and according to physician’s recommendation has to have 6 months of medical treatment, and maybe even a surgery. “However, the damage caused so far is not repairable”.

Hamid Babai was transferred to hospital after two years, after receiving permission from the new vice prosecutor. The resident physician diagnosed him with rupture of eardrum and prescribed medicines.

During past two years, the prosecutor, Mr. Khodabakhshi was rejecting the transfer request.

This prisoner has been deprived of having visits, and one of his friends has stated that he also was deprived of having books and medicine.

Hamin Babai was arrested on August 13, 2013, by the intelligent service, when he returned to Iran for a family visit. In a short trial session, judge Salavati sentenced him to 4 conditional years and 6 definite years in prison on charge of espionage in favor of conflicting governments. This sentence was confirmed on the appeal court.

He was immediately transferred to the solitary confinement in ward 240 of Evin prison, and after 20 days was transferred to ward 209 and finally after 35 days in solitary confinement to ward 350 of Evin on September 16, 2013.

During mass transfer of prisoners of ward 350, he was sent to ward 7 and then 8. After protesting to the bad condition of the prison, he was transferred to Rajaei Shahr prison in February 2014. Very recently he has been transferred to hall number 12 where political prisoners are being kept in.

Hamid Babai was born in 1983 in Takab in West Azerbaijan province and is married. He is graduated from Sharif University of Technology in the major of mathematics. After his bachelor he started his master degree in Science and Technology University in the major of industrial engineering and finished it with GPA 18, and graduated with distinction in 2009.

According to the close sources to Hamid Babai, he did not have any political activities during the time he spent abroad and he has been arrested for not cooperating with the intelligence service and neglecting their threatening requests.

This imprisoned student has been deprived of having a lawyer. He has stated that the assigned lawyer, not only did not defend him but also worked as the prosecutor.

Previously two university in Belgium published an announcement and demanded retrial and imminent release of the Iranian student.

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