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Saeed Madani Transferred To Ward 7 Of Evin Prison

Posted on: 7th February, 2016
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Saeed Madani

HRANA News Agency – Saeed Madani, political prisoner, has been transferred to ward 7 of Evin Prison.  A transfer order to Evin Prison for Saeed Razavi Faghih has been issued as well, and he will be transferred to Evin Prison once discharged from the hospital.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Monday the 18th January, Saeed Madani was transferred from hall 12 of Rajai Shahr Prison to Evin prison.

Saeed Razavi Faghih has been told that before the transfer to Evin Prison, he has to go to Rajai Shahr Prison for fingerprinting and administrative procedures of transferring.

Saeed Madani is a social scholar, political and civil rights activist and is a member of Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists of Iran, committee of defending free and fair elections, Committee of Investigating Arbitrary Detentions, and Executive Council of Human Rights Defenders.

Saeed Madani, in January 2012 after receiving three and a half years sentence has been kept in exile in ward 209 of ministry of intelligence at Evin Prison, and after one year of interrogations and persecutions he was transferred to Ward 350. In February 2014, following his activity as the Ward lawyer and his insistence on demands of prisoners of this ward, Mr. Madani was exiled to hall 12 of Rajai Shahr Prison.

In addition to the three and a half years sentence and following the making of new cases against him, unlawfully he has been sentenced to another 6 years and should stay in prison until 2019 and even more so after the prison sentence he has to move to Bandar Abbas for 2 years in exile.

He has also experienced impisonment in 1994, 2000 and 2001 and has been kept continuously in prison ever since 2012.

Many books and researches of Mr. Madani has been published, these works are on social issues of Iran such as: poverty and inequality, addictions, child abuse, violence against women, prostitution, social welfare etc.

Saeed Razavi Faghih, a former member of Central Council of Office for Strengthening Unity, because of his speech in a sitting in Hamedan during the election’s suppression in 2009 was charged with security related crimes, and was sentenced to one year in prison by the revolutionary court of Tehran.

He who had left Iran, was transferred to Rajai Shahr to spend one year in prison following his return to the country in March 2014.

Despite serving his whole prison sentence, he is still being kept in Rajai Shahr Prison awaiting trial for his speech in 2014 in Hamedan. His new sentence has been recently communicated to him.

The three and a half years new custodial sentence of this political prisoner is due to the charges in his second case, such as: two years for insulting the supreme leader, one year for propaganda against the regime and six months for insulting the assembly of experts.

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