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Soheil Babadi Released from Prison and Sent to Exile

Posted on: 26th March, 2017
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Soheil Babadi

HRANA News Agency – Soheil Babadi, prisoner of conscience in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj, was transferred to Bandar Abbas to serve his sentence of two years of exile, after enduring five years of imprisonment.

According to the report of the Human Rights News Agencey in Iran (HRANA), Soheil Babadi, prisoner of Hall 12 in ward 10 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, upon the request to apply Article 134 on his case and the reduction of the sentence to five years imprisonment, on the completion of his imprisonment time, was sent to the city of Bandar Abbas to serve a sentence of two years in exile, on January 25, 2017.

It should be mentioned that he was arrested on 21 May 2012, for writing satirical pieces on the Facebook page of “Campaign for reminding Imam Naqi to the Shiites”. He was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by the province’s criminal court.

He, previously in a letter which was published from the prison, had announced beatings and accusations of sex by the interrogators to put pressure on him to confess. He had said that as a result of this pressure and threats, his wife had a miscarriage while she was 4-month-pregnant.  Babadi in this regard says in his letter: “When the interrogator heard the news during our phone calls (my wife’s calls are tapped by the IRGC intelligence) came to me and expressed his delight saying that must have been the bastard child that suffered by this fate.”

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