Political prisoner


November 29, 2021

A political prisoner is a person who has carried out political activity within the framework of the law but is in prison due to the conflict of his / her activities with the will of the government. If a person acts against the law and engages in political activity by violating the law, he is considered a political criminal. The constitution provides for a political prisoner to have a public trial in the presence of a jury.


The policy of forcibly hospitalizing political prisoners in psychiatric hospitals has become a new project of the security agencies to deal with political and civil activists in Iran: Kianoosh Sanjari came to Iran from the United States to see his family, who was arrested and forcibly transferred to a psychiatric hospital six times. During this period, he was hospitalized and his hands and feet were continuously tied to the bed by injecting ampoules that disrupt speech and mobility. During this period, he was given shock therapy with electric voltage. Hashem Khastar, a retired teacher and a member of the Teachers' Union, was detained at Ibn Sina Hospital in Mashhad on suspicion of having a mental disorder after being arrested by IRGC intelligence. On Tuesday, October 6, 2016, Michel Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern about the situation of human rights activists, lawyers, environmental activists and other prisoners of conscience in Iran and called for their release in the context of the coronation. "People imprisoned solely for their political views or human rights activities should not be detained at all, and in any case should not be treated more harshly or endangered," he said in a statement. On Monday, April 2, 1400, Amnesty International in a series of tweets called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of all political prisoners from the authorities of the Islamic Republic at the beginning of Nowruz. 17 political and ideological prisoners in Evin and Rajai Shahr prisons have complained about being held in solitary confinement as a "clear example of torture" and have called for the perpetrators, perpetrators and exporters to be detained and held in solitary confinement. The names of the prisoners who registered this petition: Keyvan Samimi, Farhad Meysamy, Arash Sadeghi, Saeed Eghbali and Reza Mohammad Hosseini, Peyman Pourdad, Sadegh Abbasi, Pejman Ebad, Behzad Homayouni, Amir Hossein Mirkhalili, Abolfazl Ghasali, Parsa Golsharvi, Mostafa Matlab Ahmadian, Arsham Rezaei, Nasrollah Lashani and Mehdi Meskinovaz ۱ خرداد ۱۴

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