Two political prisoners of Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad exiled

HRANA News Agency – Two political prisoners of Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad have been exiled to Dargaz and Sarakhs prisons and they are held incommunicado.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ali Ebadi, political prisoner of Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad, was exiled to Sarakhs prison without notice or judicial verdict, while he had only 4 months to finish his sentence. Also, at the same time, Mehdi Jalali, another political prisoner, was exiled to Dargaz prison.
On Saturday, 15th November, when Ebadi family after three-hour traveling and passing through a difficult and dangerous roads, went to visit Ali Ebadi in Sarakhs prison, prison officials refused to let them meet the prisoner, and announced that he is held incommunicado. Prison Authorities did not give a reason for the incommunicado to his family.
It is worth mentioning, Ali Ebadi Jam Khaneh, 64, has a record of 15 years confinement in prisons during Pahlavi’s Regime and the 80’s in this Regime. In February 2009, he was arrested along with her son, daughter and his son-in-law and eventually, he was charged with “acting against national security” and was sentenced to six years in prison and 10 years in exile in Khalkhal.
His biggest charge was holding private birthday party for his grandchild, where he remembered his friends who were executed in 1988. Following this accusation, he spent more than 400 days in solitary confinement in Intelligence cells in Mashhad and so far, he has totally spent more than 2000 days in solitary confinement without even one day off, while serving his sentence.
Ali Ebadi has high blood pressure and prostate and other physical problems because of interrogations pressures and prolonged solitary confinement. The suffering endured during his detention in deplorable condition in Vakil Abad Prison.
It is to say that, like Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad, Sarakhs prison has no political prisoners’ ward and those prisons are kept along with prisoners with drug crimes, murder and so on.
Mehdi Jalali, other political prisoner of Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad was exiled to Dargaz prison and was denied to have visitors. Jalili, 61, was arrested in July 2009 and spent more than 250 days in solitary confinement of Intelligence Ministry in Mashhad on charges of “acting against national security” and sentenced to 16 years in prison. His sentence was reduced on appeal court to 8 years. Jalili has spent more than 5 years of his sentence without a single day off.
Exile in prisons far from home is another way to torture prisoners and their families which is still in use.

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