No information about a political prisoner since 2 months ago

HRANA News Agency – Since two months ago, no information is available about the status of political prisoner, Ahmad Karimi.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), two months ago Ahmad Karimi, political prisoners was deported to Gonbad Kawoos prison, and he has not been able to contact his family since then. Continue reading “No information about a political prisoner since 2 months ago”

One more year of imprisonment for Ahmad Karimi

HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Karimi the exiled political prisoner in Gonbad Kavoos prison who was sentenced to 15 years and 3 months of imprisonment, is sentenced to one more year imprisonment during a new trial.
 
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA),
Lately the Tehran court in Vanak formed a new dossier for Ahmad Karimi the exiled political prisoner in Gonbad Kavoos prison and sentenced him to one year imprisonment on charge of crossing border illegally. Continue reading “One more year of imprisonment for Ahmad Karimi”

The latest list of the political prisoners in the Evin prison

HRANA News Agency – There are more than 206 political prisoners in the 350 and women’s sections of the Evin prison. This includes both who have definite sentences and those who are under temporary arrest.
Although the section 350 is one of the public sections of the Evin prison, the prisoners there are prevented from their basic rights like telephone contact or meeting their families.
Here is the list of these 206 prisoners prepared by the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA): Continue reading “The latest list of the political prisoners in the Evin prison”

Ahmad Karimi, Political Prisoner in a Deteriorating Health Condition


HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Karimi, a political prisoner in exile inside the Gonbad Kavous Prison, has developed acute stomach complications and judicial authorities have set bail of nearly $1 million for his release on medical furlough.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Arrested on May 24, 2009, Ahmad Karimi, a carpenter, was first sentenced to death on charges of “membership in ‘the Kingdom Assembly of Iran’ (Anjoman-e Padeshahi Iran),” after he spent 40 days in solitary confinement where he was forced to make fake confessions against himself based on a script handed to him by his interrogators, according to a letter Karimi wrote from prison. Ahmad Karimi was one of some 100 individuals tried in a post-elections group show trial in August 2009. He was first sentenced to death, and later his sentence was reduced to 15 years and three months in prison in exile. Several other individuals, also arrested before the election, were tried along with Ahmad Karimi under similar circumstances, Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmani, were later executed. Like Karimi, Zamani and Rahmani had been arrested before the election, but were forced to make confessions about their part in planning riots during the post-election events.
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Ahmad Karimi Exiled to Gonbad-e-Kavoos Prison

HRANA- Simultaneous with the exile of political prisoner Hamed Rouhinejad, Ahmad Karimi imprisoned in ward 350 of Evin Prison, was transferred out of Evin Prison last night for exiled to Gonbad-e-Kavoos Prison.

HRANA has learned that the ruling has been implemented without the notification of the political prisoner’s family or attorney. Ahmad Karimi was transferred to the courthouse last night and was being transferred to Gonbad-e-Kavoos Prison as of 7:30 this morning to continue his prison term in exile.

In an interview with a HRANA reporter, an official from Human Rights Activist in Iran stated that Gonbad-e-Kavoos Prison is meant for those with murder or drug charges and not for political prisoners.

Ahmad Karimi was detained before the June 2009 election on charges of membership in an anti-government organization.However, he was tried during the post election group show trials where he was sentenced to death.His sentence was later changed to fifteen years in prison and exile to Gonbad-e-Kavoos Prison.

Although there have been repeated requests made of officials and Tehran’s prosecutor general, Ahmad Karimi’s family has been denied the right to visit him for months.His exile will make family visits even more difficult.

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