Political Prisoner Mohammad Sayadi Has Been Expelled from Bou Ali Sina University

Posted on: May 25th, 2010

HRANA – While serving his two-and-a-half year prison sentence, Mohammad Sayadi, former political chairman of the Student Islamic Society in Hamedan, has been expelled from university.

According to Daneshjoo News, the administration of Bou Ali Sina University has unofficially reported this expulsion, and at present, they are completing the requisite procedural steps.

It should be noted that during the two semesters preceding Mr. Sayadi’s detention, the administration had started to build educational evidence against this student activist by posting low grades on his records and changing his educational status to conditional. Their continued efforts to build a case against Mr. Sayadi have resulted in his expulsion while he is in prison.

Prisoner Raped in Rajaiee Shahr Prison

Posted on: May 24th, 2010

HRANA – Bahram Tasviri Khiabani, a prisoner held in Rajaiee Shahr prison in the city of Karaj, was raped with a baton by two IRGC members (“Pasdar”) guarding the ward.

Based on reports received by HRANA, a regular prisoner in Rajaiee Shahr prison named Bahram Tasviri Khiabani was placed in solitary confinement as punishment for unknown reasons. Due to the lengthy duration of his isolation and prison officials’ refusal to allow him to contact his family, Mr. Khiabani attempted self-immolation in his solitary cell.

Upon seeing the attempted self-immolation on security monitors, prison guards and Pasdars rescued him from death. Thereafter, they began beating him with fire extinguishers, breaking his hands and legs. They then transferred him to another solitary cell where they raped him with a baton.

Bahram was held in solitary confinement for another month before he was transferred to the prison clinic to receive treatment for the severe infection in his broken leg. After receiving minor medical treatment, Bahram was transferred to the prison’s general ward.

Mr. Khiabani’s family have launched a complaint, which has led to the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to increase their pressures and threats against this prisoner.