Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi Transferred to the Clinic of Evin Prison

Posted on: 11th May, 2016
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HRANA News Agency – Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, imprisoned teacher in Evin prison, was transferred to the clinic of Evin prison following a hunger strike which led to the sharp drop in blood pressure.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, imprisoned teacher in Evin prison, was transferred to the clinic of Evin prison at 1 am on May 5, 2016 following a hunger strike and because of a sharp drop in blood pressure and in the morning of May 6, 2016 was again returned to the general ward.

The imprisoned teacher and trade unionist has begun a hunger strike since April 20, 2016. His demand is stopping the 14-year sentence until a public trial and presence of jury under article 168 of the constitution.

It should be noted that the other teacher Ismail Abdi has begun also a hunger strike since April 29, 2016. His demand is removing the security charges from trade union activists.

Mahmood Beheshti Langeroodi, former spokesman of the Teachers Union had been sent to a furlough after a 21-day hunger strike in protest against his sentence of nine years in prison in a closed trial without jury, on Thursday, January 14, 2016 but his request for an extension of the leave was denied by the authorities and he was returned to Evin prison.

He was tried more than two years ago by branch number 15 of the revolutionary court presided by Judge Salvati.

Mr. Beheshti’s verdict was announced in 2013 and at the same time he posted on his Facebook profile: “Mr. Salvati issued my verdict. Four years in prison on charges of gathering and colluding against the national security, one year in prison on charge of propaganda against the regime.”

He added: “by counting four years of suspended sentence, it is 9 years in prison, so easily.”

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