Iran: Authorities stage vicious attack targeting political prisoner
Political prisoner Mohammadali Mansouri has been denied furlough and release on bail despite being imprisoned for nine years and suffering from various illnesses.
Mansouri has been charged with “enmity against God” and his request for a retrial has been refused by judiciary officials.
Mansouri was arrested on September 2, 2009, and had been subjected to harsh interrogation while placed in solitary confinement for 77 days. He was transferred to Tehran’s Evin Prison general section and sentenced to 15 years behind bars for supporting Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the ruling was upheld in an appeals court.
He is currently serving in ward 12 of Rajayishahr Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran.
Recently In another case prison authorities attacked an ailing inmate, leaving him injured while suffering from neurologic diseases in Saravan Prison, southeast of Iran.
It is said that in response to his demands Saravan Prison’s deputy had beaten him using a power cable, being disrespecting and degrading.
Khaled Dehghan has been imprisoned since September 2012, and is currently serving his 15-year sentence on drug related charges.
It is worth noting that the United States on Thursday blacklisted Sohrab Soleimani, director general of the Tehran Prisons Organization , in connection with serious human rights abuses in at Prisons.
The U.S. Treasury Department says the prison organization is responsible for, or complicit in, the detention of many prisoners of conscience and well-documented accounts of their mistreatment and abuse. Authorities, however, continue to abuse of prisoners and cases human rights violations.