Mehdi Eslamian, Political Prisoner Sentenced to Execution, Moved to an Unidentified Location
May 8, 2010
HRA News Agency – At 1:00 p.m. (IRDT) today, Saturday, May 8, 2010, political prisoner Mehdi Eslamian who has been sentenced to execution was removed from Rajaiee Shahr prison in Karaj and taken to an unknown location.
Mehdi Eslamian is a political prisoner sentenced to execution for allegedly providing financial assistance to his brother, who was a defendant in the case of the explosion at Rahpooyan-e-Vesal Hosseiniyeh in Shiraz. Mr. Eslamian’s brother, Mohsen Eslamian, was previously convicted of the aforementioned charges and sentenced to execution by Branch 15 of the Revolution Court. Mohsen Eslamian was subsequently executed on April 11, 2009.
Over the past few days, Iran’s Judiciary has announced the executions of at least 6 prisoners. The sudden transfer of Mehdi Eslamian and the present lack of information on his whereabouts coupled with the recent actions of the judiciary add to the worries about the condition of this prisoner and particularly the danger of his sudden execution.