Ebrahim Seddigh Hamedani Transferred to Solitary Confinement While Still on Hunger Strike

Ebrahim Seddigh Hamedani, While Still in Hunger Strike, Transferred to a Solitary Confinement Cell

Political prisoner Ebrahim Seddigh Hamedani was transferred to a solitary confinement cell in Marivan Prison while still on hunger strike.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Hamedani and his son Salar Seddigh Hamedani have been on hunger strike for more than 11 days in protest against the housing of political prisoners in the same ward as prisoners of violent crime, which is in violation of prison regulations.

Hamdeani and his son were earlier transferred from Urmia Prison to Marivan and Kamyaran prisons, respectively.

An informed source HRANA that his health has been affected by the ward and by the hunger strike: “Considering that he suffers from diabetes, his health condition was exacerbated due to the continuation of the hunger strike. He has told to his family that most of his fellow prisoners in his ward use drugs which makes him exposed to drug pollution”.

On February 23, 2019, Hamedani was arrested alongside along his son Salar and daughter Maryam Seddigh. He was transferred to Urmia Central Prison on April 23, 2019.

Maryam Seddigh Hamedani was released from prison on April 25, 2019.

Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia sentenced both to 16 years imprisonment on the charges such as “acting against national security through membership in one of the anti-regime organizations” and “propaganda against the regime.”

In August of 2020, while they were spending their sentence terms, they were relocated to the detention centre of the Ministry of intelligence in Urmia city and interrogated for allegedly “propaganda against the regime inside prison.” Subsequently, a new legal case was opened against them.

In 2005, Ebrahim Seddigh Hamedani had earlier been sentenced to six years imprisonment for the same charges. He was released after serving two and a half years of his sentence on probation.

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