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The Latest List of Political Prisoners in Hall 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: 7th April, 2018
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Abolqasem Fuladvand Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, Tehran, Iran

HRANA News Agency – At least 30 political prisoners in Ward 10 in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, still continue to protest by refusing to accept the prison’s food. In protest against the unlawful deprivations and restrictions imposed on them, they demand the delivery of their lost and stolen personal stuff and equipment from the prison authorities. The Equipment of 35 rooms in prison is worth 3,85 billion IRR.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 21 days after the beginning of the protest of political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, by refusing to accept the prison’s food, and in spite of the prosecutor’s office’s promise to improve the situation, there has been no changes in the conditions of this place.

Gholamreza Ziaei, the head of the prison, and Reza Vali Mohammadi, the interior director, and the head of Ward 4, have repeatedly said: “In order to do anything, the order needs to be written by Mustafa Mohebi, the head of the Prisons’ Organization of the province of Tehran”. The officials have stated that: “All these restrictions are due to orders made by him and the prosecutor of Tehran.”

The political prisoners of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj were forced to be transferred to the security Hall 10, in August last year. These prisoners face multiple problems, including deprivation in contact with the outside world, their health and hygienic issues which is why the political prisoners of this hall have been protesting since December 27, by returning their food.

HRANA had previously reported that the equipment of political prisoners, which was bought at their expense, had been seized by prison authorities and had been sold to other prisoners. These appliances, in addition to refrigerators and televisions, include clothes and blankets as well as food and stationery.

The political prisoners’ protest in this hall, in addition to the horrible situation of this hall, also includes demand for using the phone, having the appropriate air conditioning, repairing the heating equipment of the hall, having newspapers, using the library and the GYM, as well as returning their own personal belongings.

These sit-ins have taken place after writing a lot of letters by prisoners and the failure to follow up their problems. Prisoners are demanding compensation and returning their personal belongings.

Considering the presence of about 35 rooms and parts such as Hosseiniyeh (praying room) that were in the former hall, each room and its residents have a quota of these appliances.

It should also be considered that a product, in proportion to the official or informal supply and quality, is sometimes sold up to ten times of the price of the outside of the prison.

In the situation that even a glass cup in the prison is not available due to the lack of formal supply, and even the presence of a mafia in prisons, it is sometimes bought and sold for 1 million IRR.

This list is based on HRANA’s investigations of the stolen property of prisoners and its equivalent value in the prison environment, in three categories, which is estimated to be something about 3,85 billion IRR:

48 fridges of 13, 7 and 10 ft. with the total value of about 1,3 billion IRR and 47 TV sets totaling about 940 million IRR along with 35 “Qurani Pen” items (digital instruments for reading the Quran), dozens of dining utensils, digital TV antennas, medical slippers and sports shoes, over 120 blankets and 200 sheets of bedding which has a financial value of 1,36 billion IRR.

In addition to the movable property of prisoners, another part of the financial damage is related to the food which was destroyed or confiscated because of the power failure of the refrigerators.

The food was equivalent to 140 million IRR owned by residents of 35 rooms, such as hundreds of kilos of rice, tens of kilos of different types of meat, beans, dried fruits and nuts, dairy products, etc.

Also, during the days leading up to this incident (July 30), the Prison Shop sold stationary supplies after 3 years. Considering that such items had not been provided for years in stores, prisoners purchased and stored a large amount of these items including notebooks, adhesives, pens, staples, papers and etc. The total cost was over 150 million IRR. At the same time, prisoners who were earning some money by production of handicrafts, paid about 20 million IRR to buy 200 special yarns.

The cases referred to were merely a part of the prisoner’s equipment that was listed. On the other hand, those items which were illegally confiscated by prison authorities after 6 months have been sold to prisoners at other Halls on high prices.

At least 30 political and security prisoners are currently being held at Hall 10. The latest list of the detainees, along with details of their cases, is as follows:

Saeed Masuri, accused of moharebeh through membership in Prople’s Mojahedin Organization, arrested: 2000, sentenced to life imprisonment, Date of release: no

Jafar Eghdami, accused of moharebeh through supporting People’s Mojahedin Organization, date of arrest: 2008, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Zanyar Moradi, charged with moharebeh through membership in Komala party, date of arrest: 2009, sentenced to death

Loghman Moradi, charged with moharebeh through membership in the Komala Party, date of arrest: 2009, sentenced to death

Houshang Rezaie, charged with moharebeh through membership in the Komala Party and murder, Date of arrest: 2014, sentenced to death

Asghar Pashaei, accused of espionage, date of arrest: 2008, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Jaber Abedini, accused of espionage, date of arrest: 2014, sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Iraj Hatami, accused of espionage, date of arrest: 2010, sentenced to 10 years in prison, Date of release: 2020

Ibrahim Firoozi, accused of gathering, collusion and propaganda against the regime, Date of arrest: 2012, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Saeed Shirzad, accused of gathering, collusion and propaganda against the regime, Date of arrest: 2014, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2020

Navid Khanjani, accused of gathering, collusion and propaganda against the regime, Date of arrest: 2012, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Shahram Pour-Mansouri, accused of hijacking, Date of arrest: 2000, sentenced to 22 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2022

Farhang Pour-Mansouri, accused of hijacking, Date of arrest: 2000, sentenced to life imprisonment, Date of release: no

Amir Ghaziani, accused of espionage, Date of arrest: 2013, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2022

Afshin Baimani, accused of moharebeh through membership in People’s Mojahen Organization, arrested: 2000, sentenced to life imprisonment, Date of release: no

Latif Hasani, accused of establishing an illegal group with the purpose of acting against national security, Date of arrest: 2012, sentenced to 8 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2020

Majid Asadi, charged with gathering and collusion, Date of arrest: 2016, sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, Date of release: the sentence is not finalized yet

Payam Shakiba, accused of gathering, collusion and propaganda against the regime, Date of arrest: 2016, Sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, Date of release: the sentence is not finalized yet

Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi, accused of membership in People’s Mojahen Organization, gathering, collusion and propaganda against the regime, date of arrest: 2016, sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, Date of release: the sentence is not finalized yet

Hamze Savari, accused of moharebeh and acts against national security, Date of arrest: 2007, sentenced to life imprisonment, date of release: no

Mohammad Ali Mansouri, accused of moharebeh through supporting People’s Mojahedin Organization, Date of arrest: 2007, sentenced to 18 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2025

Abolqasem Fuladvand, accused of moharebeh through supporting People’s Mojahedin Organization, Date of arrest: 2013, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2028

Hassan Sadeqi, accused of moharebeh through the support of People’s Mojahedin Organization, Date of arrest: 2015, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2030

Vahid Sayyadi Nasiri, charged with insulting the sanctity, insulting the leadership and propaganda against the regime, Date of arrest: 2015, sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2020

Reza Akbari Monfared, accused of gathering and collusion, Date of arrest: 2012, sentenced to 5 and a half years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Fouad Rezazadeh, accused of collaborating with al-Qaeda, Date of arrest: 2013, sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Hamze Darwish, accused of becoming a member of ISIL, Date of arrest: 2016, sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2031

Shahin Zoghitabar, accused of gathering and colluding, Date of arrest: 2013, sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2018

Gol Mohammad Jonbeshi, accused of cooperating with the Taliban, date of arrest: 2016, sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2019

Arash Sadeghi, accused of propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion, insulting the leadership, publishing lies, Date of arrest: 2014, sentenced to 19 years imprisonment, Date of release: 2033

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