Thursday, June 27, 2013

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh temporary released

The defense Committee of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh reports that Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, the labour and children’s rights activist and a member of the “Committee to Follow-up on formation of Free Trade unions in Iran” was released on June 26th together with four other prisoners: Farokh Vazehan, Ali Amini, Saeed Jalalifar and Khosravi Rad. They are released temporary for four days. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What was the cause of Afshin Osanloo’s death?

The director of Tehran prisons confirmed the Afshin´s death in a hospital. But as Afshin’s sister asked the nurses about the cause of death, they said that he was already dead before he arrived here.  She added: my mother visited him last week, he was fine. He had no heart complaint, we can´t believe this.

Afshin is not the first political prisoner, who died in prison, Satar Beheshti (blogger), Akbar Mohammadi (student activist) and others died under suspicious circumstances in prisons of Islamic Regime in Iran.
Afshin Osanloo was arrested in 2010 and spent four months in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, where he was severely tortured. The injuries caused by torture were still visible up to his death. Repeated beating with cables left a deep wound in his foot and a tumor in the scapula.

The intelligent Ministry of Regime did not permit holding a memorial ceremony for him in a mosque.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Afshin Osanloo died of a heart attack in prison

Afshin Osanloo, one of the founders of the Tehran Suburbs Bus Drivers union and brother of Masour Osanloo died on June 20th of a heart attack. After a heart attack, the other political prisoners carried Afshin to the sick ward of the Rajayee Shahr prison; he was later transferred to a hospital in the city.
Afshin was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with the charge of “gathering and conspiracy”; this sentence was also confirmed by the Court of appeal of Tehran.

Afshin was 42 years old.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Shahrokh Zamani in solitary cell

The “Shahrokh Zamani Defense Committee” reports that the prison wards attempted to take Shahrokh Zamani with prison uniform to the Court, on June 16th. Following the resistance of Shahrokh to appear in Court in prison cloths, he was transferred to solitary cell.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Communiqué number 54 of “Reza Shahabi Defense Committee“

The back pain of Reza Shahabi has now referred to his left leg, so that he was transferred to the sick ward of the Evin- prison last week. Due to the lack of medical treatment and being insulted by the sick ward responsible and the physician Reza requested to go back to prison. He has severe pain and can walk with the help of his prison mates; he receives morphine and cortisone injections against his severe pain. The prison authorities refused to transfer him to hospital for MRT, because of critical conditions of “election”.  They accuse him to exaggerate his pain and pomposity. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Communiqué number 53 of “Reza Shahabi Defense Committee“

Shahabi and Robabe
Reza Shahabi was taken to the interrogation branch 4 of the Court in Evin Prison. The court has fined Shahabi 4 million Toman for 12-days unauthorized absence from prison. This is despite the fact that Shahabi acted according to the instruction of the prosecutor, who told him “we will inform you by a phone call, the date you have to return to prison”.  

At the same time, Robabe Rezaei, the wife of Shahabi has been summoned to the intelligent Ministry and was interrogated. She was questioned why she spread the news about the situation of her husband. She answered:” I did nothing illegal and only answer the people, who contact me
and ask about his situation”. 

Behnam Ebrahimzade returned to prison

Behnam Ebrahimzade, the worker´s & Children's rights activist, who has been on medical leave, is returned to prison. The authorities rejected the extension of his temporarily release for the duration of medical treatment of his son, despite the recommendations of the physicians. He returned to prison accompanied by his family and a number of his friends on June 09, 2013.