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Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Iranian Labor Activist Transferred to Solitary Confinement

Posted on: 20th December, 2012
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HRANA News Agency – Behnam (As’ad) Ebrahimzadeh, imprisoned labor activist in Ward 350 of Evin Prison was transferred to Solitary Confinement in Ward 240.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Behnam (As’ad) Ebrahimzadeh, imprisoned labor activist in Ward 350 of Evin Prison was transferred to Solitary Confinement in Ward 240 on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

There is no information about the reason of his transformation to solitary confinement.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, an employee of a piping company in Shahr-e-Rey,  is one of the most well-known activists against child labor and protecting the rights of street children. He is also a member of the Committee to Facilitate Creation of Free Labor Organizations.

During his arrest, Ebrahimzadeh was brutally beaten by police forces. Two of his ribs were broken and his chest was badly wounded. Following the physical abuse, he was sent to Evin prison.

2009: arrested during May Day rally at Laleh Park
12 June 2010: brutally arrested in Tehran – sent to Evin clinic
Serious injuries sustained in prison then to block 7
5 Oct 2010: Still in solitary 290 begins a hunger strike to protest his condition
3 Jan 2011: Sentenced to 20 years: 10 yrs in Evin and 10 yrs in Rajaee Shahr
27 Apr 2011: Supreme Court overturned the sentence and ordered the case sent back to branch 28 of Revl Court for review
21 Jun 2011: Beginning of Appeals trial – still waiting for furlough
05 Jul 2011: Sentenced reduced by Appeals to 5 years

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