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Mohsen Rahmani Arrested For Raising Mousavi’s Poster Sentenced To 7 Years

Mohsen Rahmani

Activist Mohsen Rahmani who was arrested by security forces for raising a Mir Hossein Mousavi poster at a Hassan Rouhani presidential campaign rally on June 1, 2013, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment.

During imprisonment at Ward 209, Rahmani was under severe pressure and torture. Rahmani’s release was delayed by Ward 209 officials, despite bail having been set and posted, due to his body bearing signs of assault and torture. He was eventually released on bail after 50 days in Ward 209.

His case was later tried at Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Moghayeseh, which led to sentencing him to 7 years imprisonment.

On his Facebook, Rahmani described the charges on which he was convicted on as, “Insulting the Supreme Leader and Imam Khomeini in cyberspace, assembly and collusion with intent to act against the national security through cooperation with A.E. and the anti-revolutionary media, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and disturbing peace and order in a presidential election campaign rally by disorderly conduct and chanting slogans in support of the sedition leader.”

Sources: HRANA & Kaleme

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Green Movement Activist Mohsen Rahmani Under Sever Physical and Psychological Torture At Evin

Mohsen Rahmani, an IT student who had raised a poster of the detained Green leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, at a presidential campaign rally for Hassan Rouhani, is under severe physical and psychological pressure at Evin Ward 209.

This civil rights and Green Movement activist was arrested along with a number of other Rouhani presidential campaign activists after a campaign rally 48 days ago.

While all the other activists arrested that night have since been released, Mohsen Rahmani is still incarcerated in cell number 92 of Evin Ward 209, under harsh interrogations and repeated severe beatings by the interrogators.

According to reports received by the Kaleme website, signs of assault and battery on Rahmani’s body are so apparent that, despite bail having been set by the court, the officials at Ward 209 prevent his release.

Source: Kaleme


Pressuring Political Prisoners To Obtain False Confessions & To Give Mock Interviews Continues

A month after the presidential election, there is still no news from some the people arrested just prior to the election. Meanwhile, reports suggest some of the prisoners are under pressure to give false confessions.

According to the Green Voice of Freedom, Mohsen Rahmani, Akbar Amini, Pezhman Zafarmand and Ahmad Askari are among those arrested days before and after the election.

A number of people were arrested at Hassan Rouhani’s campaign rally at Jamaran. Mohsen Rahmani was among those arrested that night. All were later released on bail except for Mohsen Rahmani, who is incarcerated at Ward 240 of Evin prison and his status is unclear.

Akbar Amini was also arrested a few days before the election by the Intelligence Ministry’s agent. His status also remains unclear.

Although it was expected that, after the presidential election the Intelligence officials might show a more rational behavior, they still refuse to provide any information about the prisoners to their families.

Pezhman Zafarmand and Ahmad Askari were arrested after the presidential election. Pezhman Zafarmand was a campaign activist for Mohamad Reza Aref. After Aref withdrew from the race, Zafarmand went to work for Rouhani’s campaign but was arrested 2 days later. Ahmad Askari was also arrested few days after the election.

All this while, after the election, the jubilant people across the country celebrated on the streets and chanted slogans in support of the detained Green leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, his wife Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karoubi and asked for their and all political prisoners release.

Amini, Zafarmand, Askari and Rahmani have yet to be permitted to visit with their lawyers or their families.

A number of the people arrested prior to and right after the presidential election were active within a candidate’s campaign framework. Others believed in boycotting the election and had no political activities, thus making the reason for their arrest unclear. They had no affiliation with any political parties or groups inside or outside of the country, and their activities were limited to supporting the rights of the people’s movement.

Source: GVF