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UPDATE: May 19, 2015--Negar Haeri, an Iranian human rights lawyer and daughter of political prisoner Mashallah Haeri, was taken to Evin prison, having been summoned to the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on 18 May 2015.

Negar was reportedly transferred to ward 209 of Intelligence Service of the regime in Tuesday 19 May 2015 after spending two days in general women's ward of the prison.

She was released on the bail of two Milliards Tomans from Gharchak prison of Varamin city on 25 Feb 2015.

The human rights lawyer had been kept in the prison on the charge of legal advice to prisoner's relatives.

Negar was allegedly beaten by criminal inmates who were persuaded by officials of the jail. She was held alongside criminal prisoners at ward women of Gharchak prison in Varamin city.

UPDATE: On June 30, 2014 Negar Haeri was formally sentenced to one year in prison--which she is to continue serving under the horrible conditions of Gharchak Prison.

PERSIAN BANOO June 29, 2014--Negar Haeri, daughter of imprisoned political prisoner Mashallah Haeeri, is imprisoned in Gharchak Prison under harsh and deplorable conditions.

According to the Melli-Mazhabi news site, Negar Haeri was arrested for giving interviews and publicizing the poor health of her imprisoned father.

She was arrested on May 25, 2014, and on the order of Deputy Prosecutor at Evin, she was transferred to Gharchak prison.

Previously, Negar Haeri was also arrested and imprisoned in 2011 and 2012 and was released on bail. She was tried and sentenced to two years imprisonment plus five years suspended imprisonment sentence. Her law practice license was also suspended for ten years.

Gharchak prison in Varamin has a very unsanitary condition and Negar is incarcerated among the drug traffickers.

This prison holds inmates in excess of it’s maximum capacity and suffers from overcrowding. Due to this overcrowding and lack of space Negar has to sleep in the hallway near the restrooms.

Despite the very hot weather, the air conditioning system in this prison is not working, making conditions very difficult for the prisoners.

Other than Negar Haeeri, Basmeh Aljabouri, an Iraqi citizen, and Roya Saberi Nejad are the two other political prisoners that are incarcerated in Gharchak prison.

WHEREAS: Negar Haeri was arrested and continues to be imprisoned solely for exercising her rights to free expression as ensured by both the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (to which Iran is a signatory) as well as Article 24 of the Iranian Constitution;

AND WHEREAS: The harsh and dangerous conditions under which both Negar Haeri and her father Mashallah Haeri (also an Iranian political prisoner) are being held violate international norms of humanitarian treatment of prisoners as well as prison regulations of Iran;

THEREFORE: We, the undersigned demand that the international community bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to IMMEDIATELY and UNCONDTIONALLY release both Negar Haeri and her father Mashallah Haeri and drop all charges against them.

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The Free Iranian Lawyer Negar Haeri, Held In Deplorable Conditions petition to UN, Ban ki-Moon, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ahmed Shaheed, EU, European Parliament, State Department, HRW was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.