Hunger striking Soheil Arabi taken to hospital after being beaten by prison authorities
Political prisoner Soheil Arabi, tortured by authorities while on hunger strike, has been transferred to Branch 1 of the Khomeini Hospital emergency section.
Hospital reports suggest that the tortured prisoner is now in critical health condition as he suffered brain damage due to blows to his head. His mother has been banned any visits since March 17, 2018.
Held in Greater Tehran Penitentiary, Soheil Arabi has been on hunger strike protesting the illegal transfer of two women political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee to Qarchak Prison, in Varamin, Tehran Province.
Iranian regime has accused Soheil Arabi of being a “national security threat” for opposing the mullahs’ rule.
Soheil Arabi, a father of a young daughter, was arrested by 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 sanctifies 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 mullahs’ inquisition court is also forcing him to do two years of religious investigation, which includes reading the mullahs’ absurd ‘religious’ writings and write a summary of it.