Iraj Mohammadi’s Father Beaten by Judicial Authorities and Transferred to Hospital

HRANA News Agency – Iraj Mohammadi’s father was insulted harassed and severely beaten by deputy of prosecutor of East Azerbaijan province, Seyed Mohsen Ghoraishi and transferred to a hospital when he was trying to get some information about the fate of his son 10 days after his arrest.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Iraj Mohammadi’s father was insulted, harassed and beaten by deputy of prosecutor of East Azerbaijan province on Monday, August 20.
He told HRANA’s reporter, “When after 10 days that my son had not called from Tabriz prison, and his mother and I had no information and were concerned, I went to prosecutor’s office on Monday. But they did not respond”.
Mr. Mohammadi added, “After I said that I would sit there until I got some information about my son, by the order of Mr. Ghoraishi soldiers harassed and beat me and Mr. Ghoraishi himself also kicked me. They embarrassed me in front of people and I had to go to the hospital”.
“I contemplated to sue Mr. Ghoraishi, and I hope his superior authorities would be responsive”. He said.
Previously HRANA had reported that Mr. Ghoraishi after visiting Tabriz prison had ordered to cancel phone calls, visits and furloughs of Iraj Mohammadi and Mohammad Amin Agoushi, two security prisoners of this prison on July 13. These two prisoner sew their lips in protest. By the order of this judicial authority they were transferred to solitary confinements of special ward of prison for 10 days.
Finally after 10 days of harassment in solitary confinement, by the promise of internal manager of this prison, Mr. Shokripoor, they ended their hunger strike and were transferred from solitary confinement to the ward.
Iraj Mohammadi was transferred to ward number 9 and Mohammad Amin Agoushi to ward number three (burglar’s ward). Mohmmad Amin Agushi refused to go to that ward and is being temporarily kept in the quarantine ward.
This is while these prisoners do not have their personal accessories in their new wards and that have caused them problems.
It is worth mentioning, Iraj Mohammadi was arrested along with Mohammad Amin Agooshi and Ahmad Pooladkhani, on the charge of espionage, in May 2009. They were finally sentenced to ten years imprisonment in exile in April 2012.
HRANA had earlier reported that Mr. Mohammadi was examined in Zahedan and his need to receive medical treatment was approved by the Medical Commission. But the process is not respected in Tabriz prison and prison authorities do not give him an appropriate answer. His situation is inappropriate right now.
Need to be mentioned Mohammad Amin Agoushi was arrested on September 23, 2007 on charges of espionage and cooperation with Kurdistan Regional Government. After 7 months and 20 days of interrogations in central prison of Uremia and in solitary confinement, in Ramazan base of intelligence service, he was released after 8 months on the bail of 1500 million IRR by branch number 2 of military court of Uremia.
He was plead guilty in all charges by judge Hafez Ghafarri and judge Samimi in branch number 2 of military court of Uremia and transferred to central prison of Uremia. After 4 months and after 5 sessions he was sentenced to death by fire squad, by judge Hafiz Ghafari.
After appealing, his case was sent to the supreme court and processed in branch number 31 by judge Mohammad Salimi, who confirmed the death sentence based on article 109 of constitution.
In 2010 his retrial request was approved and the case was opened again and processed in branch number 31, but this time his sentence was reduced to 10 years prison in exile.
He was transferred to Zahedan prison in July 2012.
Iraj Mohammadi and Mohammad Amin Agoushi were transferred from Zahedan prison to Tabriz prison.

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