Saeed Abedini beaten in hospital and returned to prison

Posted on: 25th May, 2014
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Saeed Abedini

HRANA News Agency- Saeed Abedini, Reverend prisoner who had been transferred to the Dey Hospital was beaten by transfer officers and was returned to prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reverend Saeed Abedini who was admitted to the Dey hospital for the last two months, after being beaten in the hospital, was returned to Rajai Shahr prison, Karaj city.

The reverend’s wife says: “The transfer officers warned him that they are going to keep him there until Iran’s regime problem with 5+1 gets solved.”

The officers attacked him with electrical shocks that caused bruises on his body and he also got internal bleeding because of being beaten by them.

His wife said to HRANA: “The internal bleeding occurred because of hits.”

Saeed Abedini, Iranian-American citizen was detained at his parental home in mid-September 2012 when he came back to Iran.

Reverend Abedini was convicted to 8 years imprisonment on charge of forming and establishing house churches to disrupt national security on the mid-February 2013 by the Revolutionary court, branch 26. In result of appeal against the court verdict, the case was referred to Tehran County’s Appeals Court, branch 36, and this branch verified the previous court’s verdict.

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