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Evin prisoners sent to solitary over complaints

Radio Zamaneh 04/28/2013

Ten Iranian political prisoners from ward 350 of Evin Prison have been transferred to solitary confinement.

The Kaleme website reports that Saeed Madani, Abdollah Momeni, Khosro Delirsani, Abolfazl Abedini, Siamak Ghaderi, Mohammd Hassan Yousefpour, Saeed Abedini, Kamran Ayazi, Mohammd Ebrahimi and Pourya Ebrahimi were transferred to solitary on Sunday April 28.

The reason for the transfer, according to Kaleme, is the prisoners’ refusal to dismiss Saeed Madani as their representative.

Prison authorities had reportedly demanded that the prisoners assign a different representative, after Madani filed complaints regarding “the inappropriate treatment of prisoners and the situation in the prison store and the mishandling of accounts by its managers.” The report also indicates that Madani had called for the dismissal of an official who has repeatedly insulted prisoners’ family members during visitation hours.

The 10 prisoners are currently in solitary and deprived of any visiting rights. They have let it be known that if their current treatment persists, they will go on a hunger strike.

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Iranian political prisoner Abdollah Momeni in grave health.

Source: Radio Zamaneh 06/13/11

There are grave concerns today for the health of Iranian political prisoner Abdollah Momeni, who is suffering cardiac complications and back problems, the Jaras opposition website reports.

Momeni, a spokesman for the student organization Advar-e Takim-e Vahdat, was hospitalized twice in the past month for health complications, Jaras reports.
The report adds that Momeni is in critical condition, made worse by the lack of facilities at Ward 350 in Evin Prison, where he is being held with no chance of furlough.

Momeni was arrested in June 2009 in the aftermath of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election, which led to widespread protests and a violent government retaliation.

Last September, Momeni wrote a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, claiming he had undergone "severe torture" and had been forced to sign a false confession for presentation at a "show trial."

He was also part of a group of 25 political prisoners who wrote a letter describing their harsh torture at the hands of prison authorities. The Revolutionary Guards and the Prosecutor's office put great pressure on the prisoners to recant their statements in the letter.

Iranian authorities have not responded to allegations of torture in Iranian prisons. Abdollah Momeni was sentenced to four years and 11 months in prison following the presidential elections. He was arrested on June 20, 2009 in the building of the Headquarters of Free Citizens, a group supporting Mehdi Karroubi, a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opponent in the elections, who is now under house arrest as one of the two chief opposition leaders.
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Letter of Prominent Prisoner of Conscience, Abdollah Momeni, to Ayatollah Khamanei


Immediate & Unconditional Release of Abdollah Momeni.

The Free Abdollah Momeni petition to Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon, was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.