Saeed Masouri Serving His 16th Year in Prison
HRANA News Agency – Saeed Masouri, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj is serving the 16th year of his life sentence without furlough and no prospect of freedom. The father of the political prisoner has been deprived of meeting his son since one year ago due to his age and the long distance to the prison.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saeed Masouri, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj despite having endured sixteen years in prison has no hope to be freed. The new Islamic Penal Code is silent and vague regarding granting freedom or parole to prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment, it acts in order to prolong the detention of prisoners like Mr. Massouri.
A close source to the Massouri family in an interview with HRANA’ reporter stated that no changes had been made in the case of Saeed Masouri, and also said: “His father has been deprived of meeting his son since one year ago due to his and having to travel the long distance of 500 km.”
Dr. Said Masouri, was born in 1344. He was in Norway in order to continue his education. In 2001 Saeed’s family was informed that Saeed had been arrested in the city of Dezful during his return to Iran by agents of the Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
Saeed Masouri was arrested along with Gholamhossein on charges of contact with the People’s Mujahedin of Iran in the city of Dezful and has been held in Ahwaz Intelligence Detention Centre, Evin and Rajai Shahr prisons without furlough so far.
Mr. Massouri was sentenced to death in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court in 2002, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Saeed Masouri was held in solitary confinement of Ahwaz Intelligence Detention for 14 months since his arrest and then was transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison.
The political prisoner went on hunger strike for several times in the face of illegal actions of prison officials and security forces in more than fifteen years in prison and also has a history of physical injury and deprivation of medical care in prison.
He currently serves his sixteenth year in hall number 12 known as political prisoners’ hall in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.