Majid Moghadam Transferred to Solitary Confinement

HRANA News Agency – Majid Moghadam, political prisoner, was transferred to solitary confinement after he went on hunger strike.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Majid Abedinzadeh Moghadam has gone on hunger strike in protest against his situation and the bad condition of ward 8 of Evin prison.
An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “Majid’s condition and health status of prisoners in ward 8 is so bad that Majid asked her mother not come to visit him, because every time that she sees her son in that condition, it disturbs her.”
According to HRANA’s sources, in addition to over crowding in ward 8 of Evin prison and poor sanitary conditions, the rule of “Separation of prisoners based on kind of Crimes” is not included, and political prisoners are held along with prisoners with financial crimes, and fraud.
According to one of HRANA’s sources: “The number of prisoners in ward 8 is so high that some prisoners sleep in the corridor of the ward and next to the toilets, financial crime and fraud prisoners have no good relations with political prisoners and authorities provoke them to have conflict with political prisoners, and there is a lot of stress on the political prisoners.”
There are other political prisoners along with Majid Moghadam in ward 8 of Evin Prison who during the last months had demonstrated their opposition, in many ways towards their situation in this ward.
Majid Moghadam, who was arrested in December last year, has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by the Primitive Court, and his case has been sent to the branch 39 of the Court of Appeals, but the final decision has not been issued yet.
According to HRANA, Majid Moghadam, also previously had been arrested by the plainclothes forces because of taking part in the protests after the presidential elections in 2009, and had been taken to Kahrizak detention center. In an interview he had testified, in details, about this experience through a video, which is not unrelated to his re-arrest.

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