The Updated Identities of 38 Prisoners with National-Security Charges in Ward 7 of Evin Prison

Posted on: September 6th, 2019

The following list contains the name of the prisoners with national-security charges who are currently imprisoned in ward 7 of Evin Prison and have charges such as “relationship with enemy states” and “espionage”. Most of these prisoners are in the ward 7 but some of them are locted in wards 4 and 8 of Evin Prison. Many of these prisoners have denied their charges and believe their charges are based on political intentions. In this list, there are many dual-citizens or prisoners with permanent residence permit of a foreign country.

Most of the prisoners with national-security charges are tried based on the Article 501 (espionage) or the Article 508 (collaboration with an enemy state) of the Islamic Penal Law. Due to lack of transparency in the trial process by the judicial system and uncertainty in having a fair trial, this list is created according to charges pressed by the judicial system against these prisoners. Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA) is unable to confirm or reject such charges. HRANA updates the list of the prisoners based on different categories, charges, and geographical location periodically in order to inform its audience and support victims of human rights violations.

The following is the updated identities of 38 prisoners with national-security charges in the ward 7 of Evin Prison:

 

  1. Amir Hossein (Iman) Seyrafi, was sentenced to a seven-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with a hostile government”. He is a computer engineer and his expertise are in cyber security.
  2. Amir Salimi Aghdam was sentenced to a five-year prison term on the charge of “espionage”. He is a professor with a jurisdiction doctorate degree.
  3. Babak Al-Ebrahim was sentenced to a three-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a master’s degree in economy from Germany.
  4. Javid Javidnia was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a doctoral degree in geophysics from the Netherlands.
  5. Ahmad Reza Jalali (Djalali) was sentenced to death on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He is a Swedish-Iranian dual citizen and a university professor.
  6. Anoush Ashouri is sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with a hostile government of the United Kingdom”.
  7. Hamidinia was sentenced to five years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with a hostile government”. He is a foreign affairs specialist and a former employee of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  8. Reza Jokari was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He is a physics engineer and an employee of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.
  9. Shahab Manzouri was sentenced to six years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United Kingdom”.
  10. Xiyue Wang was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of espionage for the United States. He is a Chinese American dual citizen.
  11. Mokhtar Salehi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He is an Iranian Kurd and has a high school diploma.
  12. Sattar Sheykh was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a doctoral degree in art from Tehran University of Art.
  13. Ali Kebritsaz Tavakoli was sentenced to five years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”.
  14. Mohammad Ali Babapour was charged with “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America”. His does not have a sentence yet.
  15. Seyed Javad Noorjamali was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He is a computer engineer and a network administrator.
  16. Shahab Damiri was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He was a wrestling captain.
  17. Ali Asgari was sentenced to a seven-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with a hostile government”.
  18. Ali Kashefi was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He is a professor of Sharif University.
  19. Kamran Ghaderi was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vienna in Austria.
  20. Mohammad Asnaashari was sentenced to a three-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a master’s degree in computer programming.
  21. Mohammad Javad Zarei was sentenced to a 7-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America”.
  22. Mehdi Zarei was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America”.
  23. Ali Johari was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”.
  24. Kiumars Marzbain was sentenced to 25-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America”.
  25. Farid Faridnia, a Kurdish citizen, was sentenced to a seven-year prison term on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”.
  26. Manouchehr Mohammad Ali was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with a hostile government”. He has a doctoral degree in French literature.
  27. Masoud Kiani was sentenced to five years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has doctorate in dentistry from Ukraine.
  28. Mehdi Ahmadi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America”. He has a master’s degree in cyber security from the University of Virginia.
  29. Najaf Hesari, a Kurdish citizen, was sentenced to three years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”.
  30. Ali Azarifar was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a doctoral degree in programming from Australia.
  31. Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi was charged with “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He does not have a sentence yet.
  32. Amir Rahimpour was charged with “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America” and his sentence is still unknown. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
  33. Afshin Salehi was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer.
  34. Mohammad Amini was sentenced to 28 months imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United States of America”. He has a master’s degree in computer.
  35. Jalil Baroghi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  36. Mohammad Omidi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He was a former employee of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  37. Masoud Mosaheb was charged with “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”. He does not have a sentence yet.
  38. Mohammad Amin Nasab was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of the United Kingdom”. He is an Iranian-British dual citizen.
  39. Majid Nikafraz was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “collaboration with the hostile government of Israel”.

This list only contains the national-security related prisoners in this ward.  Other political prisoners with charges such as “assembly and collision”, “propaganda against the state”, and “missionary” are also held in this ward.

A Comprehensive Report about Ward 7 of Evin Prison in Tehran

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Ward number 7 of Evin prison composed of 8 halls is one the infamous wards of this prison, where mainly prisoners with financial crimes are being kept it. But at least 55 political-security prisoners are kept in this ward along with dangerous prisoners with drug smuggling and financial crimes in a very bad condition, in contrast with the separation of prisoners’ act, and are serving their long term sentences. There are at least 30 prisoners with HIV in this ward as well. The following report is about the condition of this ward, based on the interviews with first hand witnesses.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), ward number 7 of Evin prison is composed of 8 sections as following: Hall number one, allotted to drug addicted and financial prisoners (subbasement), hall number two allotted to financial and seamstress prisoners who are working in prison, halls number 3 to 6 allotted to financial prisoners, Jahad ward (known also as hall number 11) allotted to financial prisoners and prisoners who are working in ward seven’s facility plan, and hall number 12 (subbasement) allotted to political-security prisoners and financial prisoners charged with document forgery and scam. (more…)

Ordinary Prisoners Punished for Supporting Political Prisoners

Posted on: February 29th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Two of the prisoners with financial crimes who had supported political prisoners during a conflict in ward 7 of Evin prison, has been transferred from the ward as a punishment. One of the prisoners had been transferred to the “Fashafoyeh” prison and the other prison had been transferred to the second hall of 7th ward of Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a number of financial prisoners had chanted provocative slogans with referring to political prisoners at the anniversary of the revolution which faced the reaction of political prisoners at night on Wednesday February 10. (more…)

The Situation In Ward 7 Of Evin Prison Remains Tense

Posted on: February 19th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – After clashes, insulting and beating political prisoners of ward number 7 of Evin prison, these conflicts continued by threatening the political prisoners by convicted guilty prisoners of the great embezzlement. Some of these prisoners complained against Saeid Razavi Faghih and are trying to profile him a case for the allegation of insulting the regime’s top officials.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), around 15 political-security prisoners, including Saeid Madani demanded warranty from officials of the ward for their safety. (more…)

Authorities Encourage Financial Criminals To Attack Political Prisoners

Posted on: February 18th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Several political-security prisoners in ward seven of Evin prison were beaten by financial prisoners and were transferred to the prison infirmary. A number of financial prisoners in the anniversary of the revolution in 1978, chanted provocative slogans referring to the political prisoners, which faced the reaction of political prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the prisoners attempted to chant provocative slogans like “Down with seditious”, “Down with the anti-Faghih Leadership” and after the protests by the political prisoners, they attacked them. (more…)

A Foreign Delegation Visited Ward 7 Of Evin Prison

Posted on: February 15th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – A foreign delegation visited the 7th ward of Evin prison, but the prison authorities prevented two of political prisoners from speaking with the delegation.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), provisions of traffic ban was announced in the 7th ward of Evin prison upon entering the foreign delegations. (more…)

Frequent Inspections on Wards No. 7 and 8 of Evin Prison

Posted on: August 30th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Frequent and strange investigations from wards 7 and 8 of Evin prison made political-security prisoners to complain against it.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the wards number 7 and 8 of Evin prison were investigated on Thursday morning again, and prisoners’ accessories and properties were inspected. (more…)

Prison Guards’ Inspections in Wards 7 & 8 of Evin Prison

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The Special Guard of Evin prison has done a series of unusual inspecting, during recent days, in ward 7 and ward 8, each of which lasted for several hours.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), during the first inspection which began in the early hours of the morning on Thursday 16th July, prison guards woke up the prisoners and sent them into the hall and corridors of the wards and started inspecting prisoners’ stuff. The investigation continued until 1 am, and faced ward 8 political prisoners’ protest. (more…)