Political prisoner suspiciously transferred to Zahedan Prison

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Political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi was suspiciously transferred from Zabol Central Prison to Zahedan Prison, on January 17,2018.

The prisoner who lost a part of his eyesight and hearing due to years of imprisonment under torture. He had been exiled to the Central Prison of Zabol in 2016.

Arzhang Davoudi, 64, was born in the city of Abadan and has an engineering degree from the University of Texas in Ausin. He has been imprisoned for the last 14 years after first being arrested in 2003 for criticizing Iran’s human rights record in a documentary film titled Forbidden Iran. The film investigated the death in suspicious circumstances of Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian-Iranian photojournalist. Human rights activists say that she was raped multiple times and tortured to death by the Iranian regime. The regime said that she died of a stroke while in custody.

 

During his time in prison, Arzhang Davoudi has suffered torture, beatings and solitary confinement and was denied access to basic hygiene products and kept in unsanitary conditions. Amnesty International regards Arzhang Davoudi as a “prisoner of conscience” and is calling on the Iranian regime to release him immediately.

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