Behnam Ebrahimzadeh Transferred to Solitary Confinement

Posted on: 2nd June, 2015
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Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

HRANA News Agency – Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, labor activist and political prisoner, in Rajai Shahr prison, has been transferred to solitary confinement.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Saturday 31st May, after a verbal dispute, the ward boss with a physical attack to Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, transferred this imprisoned worker to solitary confinement at Rajai Shahr prison.

According to a relative of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, this is because of Najm Hosseini, the head of Darul-Quran ward in Rajai Shahr prison was upset and remonstrated against the news that were published by the media about this ward  and he believed that Mr. Ebrahimzadeh has caused it.

The amount of punitive solitary confinement of this political prisoner is not known yet, but due to his health problems, his transfer to solitary confinement is a cause of concern for his relatives and friends.

One of the relatives of this prisoners, in a conversation with the HRANA’s reporter, said: “Behnam is suffering from severe arthritis and endures the pain, although, he has been repeatedly referred to the prison clinic, but it has not been helpful, because there is no equipment and facilities that are necessary for his treatment, also his requests for being transferred to a hospital outside the prison, has been rejected, so far.”

This labor activist prisoner is held in ward 2, known as Darul-Qran, in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj. Darul-Qran is one of the religious and ideological wards for prisoners who want by memorizing Quran or reading more Quran and practicing religious affairs, get amnesty and vacation.

An informed source of HRANA, earlier, regarding the condition of Mr. Ebrahimzaadeh in this ward had told: “Behnam’s situation in Darul-Quran is bad, prayer and reading Quran is mandatory. Behnam is held in a cell with a man who has been accused of murder and is dangerous and always causes Behnam more fear.”

It is to say that the son of this political prisoner has been affected by blood cancer, and it is more than two months after his last visit with his family. His family do not have regular weekly visit because of distance so Mr. Ebrahimzadeh has asked his family, not go to meet him.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, labor activist and Children’s Rights activist, on 12th June 2010 was arrested by security forces and by the Revolutionary Court, he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and his sentence was reduced on appeal to five years in prison. He is serving his sentence in the fifth year, and after the attacks to ward 350 of Evin prison, known as “Black Friday” was retried and sentenced to 9.5 years more imprisonment.