No news of Iran political prisoner for nearly 2 monthsPublished by International Liberty on December 19, 2015
Seven weeks have passed since political prisoner Misaq Yazdan-Nejad was moved into an isolated ward of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, with the regime giving no information during this time to his family about his state.
Mr. Yazdan-Nejad is a relative of a residents of in Camp Liberty.
He was arrested at his home on September 10, 2007 by agents of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and sentenced by the fundamentalist regime’s kangaroo courts to 13 years in prison for attending a ceremony to mark the 19th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30000 political prisoners in Iran. At the time he was a linguistics student in Payam-e Nour University.
On October 26, Mr. Yazdan-Nejad was transferred out of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, ostensibly for medical treatment; but instead of taking him to a hospital, the regime’s agents transferred him to Ward 2A of Evin Prison, a notorious secluded ward which is run by agents of the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
He has not been given visitation rights to see his family at Evin Prison.
Mr. Yazdan-Nejad who has spent more than eight years in prison, including at least eight months in solitary confinement, had previously been arrested for visiting his sister, in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.
Misaq’s father and mother have previously endured three years of imprisonment, and three of his uncles were martyred by the regime for supporting the PMOI.