Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri was returned to prison on Tuesday before completing his medical treatment.
He was sent on leave from the Greater Tehran Penitentiary on July 11 but taken to Evin Prison on September 30, before completing his medical treatment.
Akbar Bagheri was initially arrested in May 2017 when security forces raided his home. They confiscated his personal belongings and documents. After 20 days of interrogation in solitary confinement at Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah, he was released upon his family’s persistent inquiries.
Bagheri was arrested again on February 21, 2018, in the protest gathering of defrauded investors outside the parliament in Tehran. Security forces arrested him and confiscated his mobile phone as evidence of a crime.
He was subsequently taken to Ward 209 of Evin Prison, detained for 48 hours in solitary confinement under torture and interrogation. In March 2018, he was relocated to Ward 4 of Evin Prison.
After four months, he was sentenced to 9 years in prison for “assembly and collusion” and “propaganda against the state.” The Revision Court set bail of 250 million Tomans for his temporary release. After three weeks when his family provided the bail, the judge presiding over his case stopped his release.
On May 15, 2019, he was relocated from Evin to Ward 2 of the Great Tehran Penitentiary without prior notice.
Akbar Bagheri was recently sentenced to 11 months and 15 days of imprisonment and 50 lashes in a joint case along with eight other prisoners.
A confrontation in October 2021, during which violent criminals attacked the political prisoners with knives, was among the charges against the political prisoners.
During the confrontation, the political prisoners were beaten by violent criminals hired by authorities at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary.
Akbar Bagheri, Pouya Ghobadi, Shapour Ehsani Rad, Esmail Gerami, Alireza Farshi, were tried on January 8, at Branch 101 of the Hassanabad Fashafoyeh Criminal Court on the false charge of “rioting in prison”.
The charges filed against them upon a complaint by prison officials include rioting through involvement in prison protests and holding celebrations in prison.