Mohammad Amin Agoushi Ended His Hunger Strike

HRANA News Agency – Iraj Mohammadi and Mohammad Amin Agoushi, two security prisoners in Tabriz prison who had been transferred to solitary confinement following the hunger strike by sewing their lips, ended their hunger strike by the promise of prison authorities and were transferred to separate wards from solitary confinement on August 22.
According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Iraj Mohammadi and Mohammad Amin Agoushi, two security prisoner in Tabriz prison, had started a hunger strike with sewing their lips in protest against the “halting their furloughs, visits or telephone calls” on August 13 and were transferred to quarantine section of clergies ward by the order of Military Deputy Prosecutor of East Azerbaijan province, “Syed Mohsin Qureshi”.
On August 22, they ended their hunger strike by the promise of prison authorities and were transferred to separate wards from solitary confinement.
A close source to the two security prisoners in an interview with HRANA’s reporter explained: “Agoushi and Mohammadi were transferred to quarantine section of clergies ward by the order of Military Deputy Prosecutor of East Azerbaijan province, “Syed Mohsin Qureshi”. They also were beaten and harassed and abused at the solitary confinement and had no access to sanitary facilities.”
The source added: “On August 22, Mr. Shekaripour, director of prison met them and told them to end their hunger strike and their problems will be solved and they were transferred to general wards.”
The source continued: “During the period when the family of Iraj Mohammadi went to the court to pursue, Mr. Qureshi kicked his father and he is now in the hospital.”
Iraj Mohammadi was transferred to ward 9 and Mohammad Amin Agoushi to “trilogy” (for thieves) ward but they refused to go to the ward and are now temporarily held in the quarantine of the prison.
These prisoners did not receive their personal belongings and were not return to their former wards.
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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