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Intensified Pressure On Political Prisoners Pezhman Zafarmand And Akbar Amini To Force Confessions

Father of political prisoner Pezhman Zafarmand said his son contacted the family. He is still in solitary confinement at Ward 240 of Evin prison and is under psychological pressure to extract a false confession. Zafarmand has not been permitted a family visit yet and has only had two phone contacts since his arrest.

According to Zafarmand’s father, in his latest phone conversation, Pezhman was not in a good mental state and was extremely agitated. These intensified pressures are to extract false confessions.

According to Jaras, Akbar Amini is also facing the same situation. Amini was arrested a few days prior to the recent presidential election and Zafarmand was arrested few days after the election.

Amini also continues to be incarcerated in solitary confinement. According to received reports, both Amini and Zafarmand face the same charges and the purpose of the interrogations is to obtain false confessions of contact with hostile foreigners and other false charges. But according to family and friends both Zafarmand and Amini’s activities were limited to the presidential campaign activities.

Pezhman Zafarmand was an activist at Mohamad Reza Aref’s presidential campaign headquarters in East Tehran prior to Aref’s withdrawal from the race. After that, he became an activist in Hassan Rohani’s campaign.

Zafarmand was previously arrested during a raid on the Pen Society meeting, and was released after a one month detention. He was tried and sentenced in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Salavati, and was given a 3 year imprisonment sentence.

Akbar Amini, also arrested during the raid on the Pen Society, was sentenced by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court to 5 years imprisonment.

A few days after the presidential election, Amini was re-arrested in a middle of the night raid when the agents broke down the front door and entered his home.

The family of Pezhman Zafarmand did not have any news on his status or detention location for days after his arrest until he was finally permitted to call them from Evin prison.

Source: Jaras

According to HRANA (report) Akbar Amini has yet to be permitted to contact his family since his last arrest.


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

Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi Receives 5 Years; 3 Years Imprisonment Plus 2 Years Suspended Sentence

Mir Taher Mousavi, a Former MP, a university instructor, and a member of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment plus two years suspended sentence.

Mir Taher Mousavi, former governor of Karaj, former Vice President of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, former CEO of Kahrizak Hospice Charity and the founder of it’s second branch in Mohamad Shahr Karaj, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences University instructor, and coordination assistant of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign has been sentenced by the Appeals Court.

Mir Taher Mousavi was previously sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court to 5 years imprisonment to be served in Sistan and Balouchestan province, plus 10 years exile in the same province on charges of anti-national security acts through assembly and collusion. Branch 54 of the Court of Appeals has now reduced his sentence to 3 years imprisonment plus 2 years suspended sentence.

Mir Taher Mousavi was arrested last year at Imam Khomeini International airport when returning to Iran from a family trip abroad. For many months he was incarcerated in solitary confinement at Ward 209 of Evin prison (the Intelligence Ministry’s ward) under heavy pressure and severe physical and psychological torture.

Mir Taher Mousavi suffers from various illness and a heart condition and was under physicians care prior to arrest. His medical records were given to his interrogators by his family but not only they did not provide proper medical care but kept him in solitary confinement for 8 months before transferring him to the General Ward 350 in Evin prison.

source: Kaleme

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