Iran: Political prisoner held in ward of dangerous criminals
Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, a political prisoner, has been held in Ward 4 of Tehran’s Evin Prison since November 12th where ordinary prisoners are jailed.
Authorities agreed to reply his requests following his 40-day hunger strike protesting his punitive transfer to this ward. However, 10 days later he has not been transferred to the political ward and is recently denied any telephone contact or family visit.
It is worth noting that this prisoner was severely beaten on February 14th by two violent offenders causing him neck injuries.
Nasiri has been arrested in October 2015, and sentenced to eight years behind bars.