Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi Beaten and Insulted in Ardebil Prison

Posted on: 22nd February, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner, on day eight of his hunger strike in exile in Ardebil prison, was insulted and beaten by the head of prison’s security force, because of writing a letter and going on hunger strike. This action was done by the Ardebil prison’s officials while Mr. Malek Reisi had been fastened to the flagpole in prison yard, with handcuffs and shackles, in the cold weather, and despite being on hunger strike and being beaten he has not yet been transferred to the infirmary.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner in Ardabil prison, who was on hunger strike, because of this protesting action and writing an open letter, was beaten by the head of security at this prison.

An informed source, regarding this political prisoner’s condition, told HRANA’s reporter: “Initially, the head of prison’s security had insulted Sunni religious beliefs, because he had written in his letter that he had to do his prayers while he was fastened to the bar in the middle of the yard, in the cold weather”.

The informed source continued: “Then the officer asked him to break his hunger strike, and when he got a negative answer from Mohammad Saber, and instead Mohammad Saber asked him to consider his complaints, the head of security started to beat him and punch him, severely.”

This source emphasized that: “Mr. Raisi’s physical condition is very serious, due to being fastened to the bar in the middle of the prison yard, with not enough clothing in the cold weather, also being on hunger strike and being beaten which affected his legs and chin, but he has not been transferred yet to the prison infirmary.”

It is noteworthy that Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, Baloch political prisoner, was arrested at the age of 17 and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

This citizen, who was arrested as a teenager and is now serving his eight years in exile in Ardabil prison, had written an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani. Mr. Raisi, had insisted that he had been fastened to the bar in the middle of the prison yard, with handcuffs and shackles for 14 hours, on December 28 and had informed him about his hunger strike.

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