Habib Sasanian in the 8th Month of Detention in Tabriz Prison

HRANA News Agency – Habib Sasanian is enduring the eighth month of his detention. Uncertainty and lack of trial for this poet is while he suffers from various illnesses and is being deprived of medical treatment.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Habib Sasanian, a poet from Ardabil who is under detention in Tabriz prison, along with five other Turk activist, was arrested in the city of Ardabil, on May 15, 2016.
An informed source about Mr. Sasanian’s health condition, told HRANA’s reporter: “Habib currently suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure”.
Habib Sasanin was arrested along with Mehdi Javadzadeh, Hamid Saghafi, Babak Avand, Esmail Afkhami, and Younes Rahimi.
HRANA had earlier reported that Mr. Sasanian who suffers from very high blood pressure and eye pain, have passed out several times in prison but had been rescued with the help of his roommates.
The political prisoner in Tabriz prison had demanded medical attention several times, but each time, had been accused of simulation and threatened by being exiled to the special ward.
Habib Sasanian was arrested along with Mehdi Javadzadeh, Hamid Saghafi, Babak Avand, Esmaeil Afkhami and Younes Rahimi.
The head of judiciary of East Azerbaijan province called these 6 people members of the espionage group of Gamou in June.
Mozafari claimed, “These people were gathering classified military and economical documents and provided them to enemies of the regime”.
HRANA had announced that the activists were arrested earlier due to “the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia”.
Despite six months of detention of the prisoners, he had been held pending and his trial has not been held yet.

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