HRANA – Following the release of two videos chronicling torture and rape in Rajaiee Shahr Prison, a group of prisoners from one of the prison’s wards were transferred to solitary confinement.
According to information received by HRANA reporters, political prisoner Javid Tehrani and a number of other prisoners in Ward 1 of Rajaiee Shahr prison, including Bahram Tasviri, one of the rape victims, were transferred to solitary confinement.
At the time of their transfere, prison authorities claimed that these prisoners would be taken to Forensic Pathology for investigation of their claims of torture, but contrary to this claim, all the men were moved to solitary confinement cells known as “Suites”.
It should be noted that prisoner Mohsen Beikvand was taken to solitary confinement prior to the latest transfers.
Considering the authorities’ lack of respect for prisoners’ rights, the prisoners who have been taken to solitary confinement are at risk of torture; especially since the security apparatus has sent a team from Tehran in order to discover how the videos were recorded and sent to the outside.
HRANA – Dr. Sara Tavassoli was sentenced to six years in prison and 74 lashes for attending Ashura rallies on December 27, 2009, and issuing a statement of sympathy to the Moussavi family.
According to the verdict issued by Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, with Judge Abbas Pirabbasi presiding, Dr. Sarah Tavassoli has been convicted for her brief appearance in the Ashura demonstrations and also for her presence in the Moussavi household and expressing her condolences for the shooting death of their nephew.
According to Mizan News, Dr. Tavassoli was arrested shortly after the rallies of December 27, 2009, amid post-election protests in Iran. She was subsequently detained in Section 209 of Evin Prison for 50 days.
Dr. Sarah Tavassoli is a university professor and a faculty member at a prominent university. She is the daughter of Mohammad Tavassoli, the Chief of Political Bureau and a member of the Central Council of the Freedom Movement of Iran.
Dr. Tavassoli’s husband, Mr. Farid Taheri, was also arrested in the aftermath of Ashura protests and continues to be held under temporary arrest in Section 350 of Evin prison.
According to the sentence issued by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, Dr. Tavassoli has been sentenced to six years in prison and 74 lashes on charges of “illegal assembly and conspiracy to commit crimes against national security” and “disturbing public order.”
HRANA – On Friday, May 28th, Rajaiee Shahr prison authorities severely beat Rasoul Badaghi, a former officer of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) and a member of the Iranian Teacher’s Union, who is detained in Ward 6 of the prison.
HRANA – The Intelligence Ministry is determined to discover the identities of the individuals involved in exposing the rape and torture of prisoners in Rajaiee Shahr prison in Karaj.
Last week, Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) published two videos recorded by two different Rajaiee Shahr prison inmates who had been subjected to inhumane torture and rape by their captors. The contents of the videos and the extent of the injuries suffered by the two men were heartbreaking and shocking. Their sheer bravery in releasing the videos and bold expose of their conditions has inspired both awe and grave concern about their fate.
HRANA – Mansoor Osanloo, reputable labor activist and head of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran Bus Company, has been transferred to the ward housing drug addicts in Rajaiee Shahr prison in Karaj.
HRANA – Many women prisoners in the notorious Evin prison have been accused of “Moharebeh” or “waging war against God” but their legal cases have been at a standstill for months. They also face other serious charges that have no relevance to their actions.
HRANA – Mohammad Salam Joshan, a 52-year old Iran-Iraq war veteran, was arrested on Wednesday, May 26th, by security forces. He was transferred to Evin prison, and his condition is yet unknown.
HRANA – Kouhyar Goodarzi and Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, two imprisoned human rights activists in Evin prison, has gone on hunger strike to protest their undefined situation in prison.
HRANA – Majid Tavakoli’s condition has rapidly deteriorated during the fifth day of his hunger strike in Ward 240 of Evin prison, so much so that he has lost his ability to speak due to avoiding water.
HRANA – Hossein Mirzaei’s physical condition, one of the Kurdish prisoners held in Orumiyeh Central Prison, is in poor physical condition and the authorities at the prison clinic are not providing him with any medical care.