Iran: Soheil Arabi, Prisoner of Conscience,Victim of Enforced DisappearancesPublished by Ali on October 12, 2020
International Liberty Association: The fate of prisoner of conscience, Soheil Arabi, is unknown after he was transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj from the Great Tehran Prison.According to the news, Soheil Arabi was transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj from the Great Tehran Prison in late September. About one month ago he was transferred to Rajai hahr Rajai Shahr Prison where he is being detained in the so-called “suites” which is the alias name for solitary confinement. During this period of time, there has been no news of this prisoner. Other inmates in Rajai Shahr have not seen him, either.
Ms. Farangis Mazloum, Soheil Arabi’s mother, had previously revealed that the reason for the transfer of her son to Rajai Shahr was his publishing of an audio file about the horrible conditions in the Great Tehran Prison.
The transfer took place on the order of Amin Vaziri, the assistant prosecutor overseeing prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iran jails. However, Amin Vaziri has denied the responsibility.
He told Soheil Arabi’s family that the order for solitary confinement had been issued by Seyed Heshmatollah Hayat Algheib, the general director of prisons in Tehran Province.
Soheil Arabi has been deprived of his basic rights since being transferred to Rajaishahr, including his clothing and his right to have contacts and visits with his family.
In September 2020, Soheil Arabi sent an audio file out of the Great Tehran Prison, divulging facts about the inhuman conditions in this prison. He said: “This is the worst torture chamber in the Middle East.”
On September 20, his mother, Farangis Mazloum referred to the Prosecutor’s Office of Evin Prison looking for her son. They told her that he had been transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.
Soheil Arabi called his mother on September 18, 2020, and told her that he had been questioned by the GTP warden about the audio file he had sent out of prison. The GTP warden had warned him: “I will send you to a prison which is worse than here, and I have the permission for it.”
ILA: Prisoner of Conscience, Soheil Arabi responded: “Wherever you send me, no place is worse than here. I have no problem. I will continue to do my work and I will do more revelations. As long as all political prisoners are not released, I will continue to make revelations.”