Detained musician transferred to “worst” prison section for protesting political prisoner’s condition

Detained musician transferred to “worst” prison

Detained musician Yusef Emadi who was detained in Section 350 in Evin Prison was transferred to Section Eight on Sunday June 4 on orders of prison officials. In protest to negligence regarding the condition of political prisoner Ismail Abdi by Judicial officials, Emadi and political prisoner Arash Sadegh held a sit in outside of the office of the head prison guard on June 1.
According to reports, a number of political prisoners have dubbed Section Eight as the “worst section and a place of exile for political prisoners”. Emadi has been sentenced to three years of prison and three years of parole on the charge of “blasphemy”. (Human Rights in Iran – Jun. 6, 2017)