Baluchi Teenager Exiled & Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Posted on: September 24th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province.He is a Baluchi teenager arrested by Iranian Intelligence Agency in order to force his oldest brother to return to Iran.Abdol Rahman, Mohammad’s brother, fled the country in 2009 fearing for his life after he refused to be the Intelligence Agency’s spy amongst Sunni scholars and Baluchi tribes.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi was arrested when he was 17 years old and has been in prison for over a year in the Intelligence Agency’s detention center and the central prison in Zahedan.The Revolutionary Court has sentenced him to 5 years in prison.He must serve this prison term in exile.

One of Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi’s brothers has reported that Mohammad must spend 5 years in Ardabil Prison away from his family and their residence.The city of Ardabil is in northwestern Iran in Ardabil Province while Zahedan is a city in the south east part of the country.Because of the long distance between two locations, Mohammad will be practically denied visits from his family at the age of eighteen.

During the past year, Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has also been denied the right to attend school.His only crime is being related to his brother who is outside the country.Iranian Intelligence Agency has threatened Mohammad’s family multiple times with executing him if his oldest brother doesn’t return to Iran.

Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi is one the youngest prisoners arrested for political reasons by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Baluchi Teenager Taken Hostage by Intelligence Agency for 20 months

Posted on: May 26th, 2011

 

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, a Baluchi teenager who was kidnapped by the Iranian Intelligence Agency 20 months ago, still remains locked up in solitary confinement.

 

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), this Baluchi teenager was arrested in late 2009 in Chahbahar County because his brother refused to cooperate with the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been locked up since then in solitary confinement in a detention center in the city of Zahedan, [Sistan and Baluchestan Province].

 

In the last twenty months, Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been denied access to phone or visits with his family.  During this time, he has also been unable to attend school and has fallen behind his education.

 

Since Zahedan Intelligence Agency has neither offered any explanation regarding this teenager’s continued detention nor Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been tried for any crimes, it is safe to conclude that the arrest has been done illegally.

 

In an earlier interview with HRANA, Mohammad’s brother expressed his concern and said that he was worried about his brother’s continued detention since the Intelligence Agency could be holding Mohammad hostage until he would be at a legal age to be executed.

 

Despite the fact that one year ago the news of this arrest was published, and Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi was introduced to the world as Iran’s youngest political prisoner, human rights organizations inside or outside Iran have made no effort to look into this prisoner’s condition.

 

In short, Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been denied the right to attend school or pursuit a normal life for twenty months, and his family has not been allowed to see their child for the same period of time.