#Human Rights
UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, Amnesty, HRW, EU members

A young political prisoner in Iran, Houad Yazerlou who was sentenced to three years in prison for for going to Camp Ashraf to visit his relatives, has been transferred to Evin Prison’s Ward 209 despite the fact that his three-year prison sentence has come to an end.

He has reportedly been banned by prison guards at Gohardasht prison in Karaj from having phone contacts with his mother, who herself is being held at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Houad Yazerlou and his mother, Ms. Nazila Dashti, are placed under pressure and psychologically tortured by Iranian regime officials.
When Mr. Yazerlou intended to phone his mother from prison recently, he was told that Evin prison officials have banned such contacts.

Mrs. Nazila Dashti is currently being held at the Women’s Ward in Evin. After the female prisoners’ transfer to the so-called “methadone ward,” inmates have been banned from having phone contacts.

Mr. Yazerlou’s brother, Hamed, who is also a university student, is imprisoned at Evin’s Ward 350 for the same charges as Houad .

Mr. Yazerlou has spent three years in Evin and Gohardasht prisons, and according to reports, he was due to be released on April 23.

According to an association defending the rights of imprisoned Iranians, the regime’s agents transferred Mr. Yazerlou to Evin without the knowledge of his family or lawyer.

According to these reports, on April 24, a day after the transfer, he contacted his family by phone and said in a short conversation that he is being held at Ward 209. It is unclear what the regime plans to do by continuing the arbitrary detention.

1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Houad Yazerlou !

2) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!

3) We demand for Houad Yazerlou to receive urgently needed medical care for the torture wounds inflicted by prison authorities.

The Immediate release of Houad Yazerlou ! petition to UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, Amnesty, HRW, EU members was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.