Political prisoner Soheil Arabi deprived of basic rights in quarantine ward
Political Prison Soheil Arabi, was recently kept in the quarantine section of Evin Prison for 29 days as punishment. During this time, he was denied calls to his family in addition to being kept in unsuitable and unhygienic conditions.
On Sunday, Soheil Arabi was finally transferred from Evin’s quarantine to Section 7, but his personal belongings have not yet been returned to him.
Soheil Arabi, who has one young daughter, was arrested by the RePolitical prisoner Soheil Arabigime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in 2013, for publishing photos of the 2009 uprising, cartoons of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and articles about the Iranian Regime. He was tortured in the prison’s solitary confinement ward.
In 2014, he was sentenced to death by a court in Tehran on charges of insulting the sanctities and the Muslim’s prophet via Facebook. Then, after an international outcry, Iran’s Supreme Court commuted his sentence to 7.5 years in prison and an additional three years in prison and 30 lashes for insulting regime leaders.
However, the Iran’s inquisition court is also forcing him to do two years of religious investigation, which includes reading the mullahs’ “religious” writings and write a summary of it.