Letter To UNHRC Special Rapporteur Landed Political Prisoners In Solitary Confinement

Four political prisoners were transferred from Karaj Gohardash Prison to Evin Ward 209 last month for writing a letter to UNHRC special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

The four political prisoners have been in solitary confinement under physical and psychological pressure and torture.

Political prisoners Behrooz Javid Tehrani, Saleh Kohandel, Farzad Madadzadeh, and Mohamad Ali Manouri were moved to solitary confinement in Evin 209 on June 28, 2011 where they remain under constant interrogations and pressure by the Intelligence Ministry interrogators.

The reason for these interrogations, pressure and physical and psychological torture is the letter the prisoners wrote to the UNHRC special rapporteur describing and complaining about their conditions in prison.

The Intelligence Ministry interrogators fear any letter written to the UNHRC special rapporteur by prisoners describing their conditions in prison and try to prevent the prisoners from writing such letters.

According to Human Rights Activists For Democracy In Iran, families of these four prisoners have had no information or news from them since their transfer to solitary confinement in Evin ward 209.

The families of these prisoners have not been able to visit or speak with them since their transfer to Evin ward 209.

Also, political prisoner Afshin Baymani was transferred to solitary confinement in Gohardasht prison for writing a letter to the UNHRC special rapporteur describing the murder of his brother Mehdi Baymani. In his letter he detailed the hardships he and his family have endured since.

To protest his move to solitary confinement, Afshin Bayamani started a hunger strike and remains on a hunger strike as of the date of this report.

Source: Human Rights Activists News Agency


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