Abdollah Childavi Arrested in Ahvaz City

On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the Ministry of Intelligence agents arrested Abdollah Childavi, a resident of Ahvaz city. The Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz had previously sentenced him to five years imprisonment.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the Ministry of Intelligence agents arrested Abdollah Childavi in Ahvaz city.

Earlier, Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz had sentenced him to five years in prison on the charges of “propaganda against the regime and membership in anti-regime groups”. In this case, another defendant, Saleh Tamuli was sentenced to 3 years in prison on the charges of “propaganda against the regime and assembly and collusion against national security.” This case had been handed over to Branch 8 of the Judgement Enforcement Unit of Ahvaz for enforcement.  

On November 6, 2018, security forces arrested them and sent the two individuals to Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz after completing the interrogation process. Mr. Tamuli was released on September 7, 2019, and Mr. Childavi on October 6, 2020.

Abdollah Childavi is 43 years old and the father of four.

Khaled Pirzadeh Continues Hunger Strike in Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz

Khaled Pirzadeh, a political prisoner in Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz, has been on a hunger strike for 30 days despite his poor physical condition.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists,  Pirzadeh has been on a hunger strike since Monday, August 23, protesting the officials’ refusal of his request for parole, the non-observance of the principle of separation of crimes, and the violent treatment of his family by law enforcement officers when handing over the eviction order.

On his social media page, Ali Sharifzadeh, Khaled Pirzadeh’s lawyer, confirmed his client’s continued hunger strike and expressed concern about the health condition of Mr. Pirzadeh.

Khaled Pirzadeh has gone on hunger strikes several times, the last of which was on May 31, when he expressed in a note that he would continue his strike until his legal request was granted.

Khaled Pirzadeh on a Hunger Strike in Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz

Political prisoner Khaled Pirzadeh has been on a hunger strike in Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz since Monday, August 23.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Pirzadeh is protesting the officials’ refusal of his request for parole, the non-observance of the principle of separation of crimes, and the violent treatment of his family by law enforcement officers when handing over the eviction order.

Khaled Pirzadeh, who was taken from the quarantine in the Greater Tehran Prison on July 14 and was transferred to the Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz, is being held in Ward 5 of this prison next to prisoners of violent crimes, which is a violation of the principle of separation of crimes. His COVID test also recently came out positive and he got transferred to the prison’s quarantine.

Khaled Pirzadeh has gone on hunger strikes several times, the last of which was on May 31, when he expressed in a note that he would continue his strike until his legal request was granted. He ended his strike on June 24, after he was promised to be sent to a sick leave connected to his release on parole. He returned to the Greater Tehran Prison on July 7 but authorities transferred the political prisoner to Sheiban Prison in Ahvaz rather than granting parole as they had promised.

“Yesterday, police officers went to Mr. Pirzadeh’s rented house and asked his family to evacuate, the officers’ treatment of his wife was insulting and they frightened Mr. Pirzadeh’s 10-year-old daughter,” a source familiar with Mr. Pirzadeh told HRANA. “Khaled Pirzadeh is being held in Ahvaz prison and his request for parole is not being accepted so that he can take care of his family more quickly.”

A video of this harsh treatment from the on-duty officers has reached HRANA. The footage is attached here