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Navid Khanjani Deprived of Being Transferred to the Forensic

Posted on: 14th January, 2017
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Navid Khanjani

HRANA News Agency – Rajaei Shahr prison authorities prevented Navid Khanjani, imprisoned human rights activist, from being transferred to the forensic due to his refusal from wearing prison uniform and handcuffs and shackles.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Rajaei Shahr prison authorities prevented Navid Khanjani, imprisoned human rights activist in hall number 12 of this prison from being transferred to the forensic, due to his refusal from wearing “contaminated prison uniform” and usage of handcuffs and shackles, on December 13, 2016.

Mr. Khanjani who is currently serving the 4th year of his sentence, was previously sent to the hospital for his dramatic weight loss and other side effects, and was hospitalized.

Navid Khanjani, former head of Committee of Right to Education of the Human Rights Activists in Iran, member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, and founder of Society for Fighting against Educational Discrimination, was arrested in March 2011, by security forces and detained for about two months. Judge Pir-Abbas in branch number 26 of the revolutionary court sentenced him to 12 years in prison and 4 million IRR fine. This sentence was confirmed in the appeal court.

He was charged with spreading lies, propaganda against the regime by publicizing news and reports and having interview with foreign TV and radio stations, and membership in illegal societies.

After article 134, “accumulation of charges” was applied to Navid Khanjani’s sentence was reduced to 5 years in prison.

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