Halt the Flogging! Free Journalist and Civil Activist Hassan Ark
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No medical vacation for Hassan Ark.
UPDATE Hrana 3rd May, 2013
HRANA News Agency – Hassan Ark, the political prisoner in Tabriz prison is prevented from being transferred to the medical centers out of prison.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hassan Ark (Ali Hajabulu) is prevented for another time from being transferred to the medical centers out of prison for the treatment of his back disease on 31st April.
One of his relatives told to HRANA: “Since he is in a critical health condition, it seems that the authorities want to put more pressure on him.”
Hassan Ark, the journalist and Azerbaijani civil activist, was arrested with 28 other activists in a gathering for finding solutions to rescue the Urmiye Lake in Tabriz and was sentenced to 1 years of prison and 1 year of suspended prison charged with colluding and gathering to act against the national security.
He had been sentenced to 5o lashes charged with insulting the Leader and the Police, too.
Source : Hrana
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Flogging political prisoner despite his back disease!
Hrana 23rd April, 2013
Translator: Houman Niyazi
HRANA News Agency – Although Hassan Ark (Ali Hajabulu) suffers from back disease the authorities of Tabriz prison are insisting on flogging him which is a part of his former sentence.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the authorities of Tabriz central prison have called Hassan Ark, the civil activist to flog this Azerbaijani activist.
This is done while he suffers from back disease and needs to takes rest according to specialist doctors.
The authorities have brought him to Forensics to confirm his disease, so if the Forensics doesn’t confirm his diseases he will be flogged.
Hassan Ark, the journalist and civil activist was sentenced to 50 lashes by the section 106 of Tabriz court on charge of insulting the leader and the Police.
He is now serving his 1 year imprisonment sentence which was because being arrested with 28 other civil activists in a gathering in Tabriz to find a solution for the revival of the Urmiye Lake.
He was sentenced on charge of assembly and collusion against national security to 2 years of prison of which 1 years is suspended for 5 years.
Immediate & Unconditional Release of Hassan Ark (Ali Hajabulu).