Human Rights Activist Insulted and Beaten up in Notorious Evin Prison.

Human Rights Activist Insulted and Beaten up in Notorious Evin Prison.

Published by on January 7, 2016

Aso-RostamiAccording to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Sunday, 3rd January, Aso Rostami, a civil activist prisoner, was insulted and beaten up by prison Deputy Guard in ward eight of Evin prison.

Prisoners’ protests and sit-in in ward eight’s praying room forced the head of ward to back down and apologise.

It is said that this officer already has a history of clashes with the prisoners, such as Omid Alishenas, civil activist.

Aso Rostami, civil activist, was arrested on Wednesday 8th October after holding a rally in front of the United Nations in support of Kobani, along with several other civil activists, and after being held in solitary confinement and interrogated for a period of time, was transferred to ward 8 of Evin prison.

He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, due to his peaceful civil activities, on charges of propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion against the national security, and insulting the Leadership, while his trial along with three other civil activists, lasted less than fifteen minutes, by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Moghiseh, and they were sentenced to a total of 38 years imprisonment.

Cyber activities, publicizing critical articles about human rights situation and executions in Iran, empathy and solidarity with the families of political prisoners and families of death row prisoners, participating in a rally to support Kobani, sympathy with the families of the victims of 2009 uprising and communication with human rights activists, are the persecutor’s evidences for the allegations against this civil activist.

Aso Rostami is now serving the second year of his sentence in ward 8 of Evin prison pending the outcome of the appeal court.


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