A Report about Nazila Hamidov’s Situation in Evin Prison

Posted on: 11th August, 2016
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Nazila Hamidov

HRANA News Agency – Nazila Hamidov, Iranian-Azerbaijani citizen, who was arrested in January on charge of “espionage”, is currently being held in the women’s ward of Evin prison. This Christian convert is under temporary custody.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Nazila Hamidov, Azerbaijani-Iranian citizen who had gone to Iran in January 2016 to attend the Iran, Turkmenistan,Tajikistan conference, was arrested in Tehran.

It is said that, Ms. Hamidov was held in solitary confinement for a month, in Evin prison and was subjected to abuse.

A close source to this prisoner by announcing this news told HRANA’s reporter: “Nazila Hamidov was arrested three months before the Newrooz celebration. The conference was held in Rudaki Hall in Tehran, and she was invited by the Embassy of Turkmenistan. Nazila’s family did not know that she was arrested, and were looking for her in hospitals and morgues. After a month of solitary confinement, her family was able to visit her. Nazila had been beaten so that a large number of stitches had torn her forehead. Her nose was broken.”

The informed source added: “She has been accused of spying, and it is not clear whether Nazila is under pressure also for being a Christian convert or not.”

This Iranian-Azerbaijani citizen is currently held in the women’s ward of Evin prison.