Atena Daemi transferred to IRGC holding in Evin prison

 

Civil Rights activist Atena Daemi was transferred to Ward 2-A in Evin prison which is under the control of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence.

She was transferred after her sit-down with seven other female prisoners in protest to the massacre of protesters in November Iran protests.

Narges Mohammadi, another prisoner was transferred to Gharchak prison after the sit-down.

Environmental activist was returned to prison after negative corona test

Sam Rajabi, the environmental activist who was transferred to hospital for showing COVID19 symptoms, was returned to the prison after his test turned out negative.

His sister, Katayun Rajabi, reported that the scans showed that Sam’s lungs were fine, and he was diagnosed with the flu and was transferred back to prison.

 

Ali Bikas sentenced to 10 years in prison and mandatory Basij service

Human Rights in Iran Organization reported that Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced Ali Bikas, one of the protesters arrested in November, to ten years in prison and mandatory service in Basij forces.

Bikas was charged with “assembly and conspiracy to undermine national security through participation in protest” and “disrupting public order through shouting and making noises.

He was among the 46 political prisoners who went on hunger strike on Monday in protest to rejection of his request for temporary leave due to the spread of coronavirus in prison.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was released from prison with electronic ankle bracelet for two weeks

Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British citizen incarcerated in Evin prison was released for two weeks with an electronic ankle bracelet due to the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in Iranian prisons.

She had previously informed her family about the coronavirus outbreak in prison and said that some of the prisoners had contracted the disease. She had also complained about the lack of medical care in prison.

 

 

 

A member of Khamenei’s office is on the COVID19 list

Fars News has released a list of “country officials who have COVID19”. The name of Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri is on the list. His office had previously denied the news.

Mohammad Javad Irvani, the deputy of oversight and auditing of the office of the leader of the Islamic Republic is also on the list of officials with COVID19. Fars News has reported that he has been quarantined and is getting better.

 

Javaid Rehman warns about the condition of political prisoners in Iran

 

In his most recent report, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Javaid Rehman, warned about the condition of prisoners arrested during the November protests in Iran and said these prisoners are suffering from the violation of their Human Rights.

Rehman once again emphasized his concerns about the continued violation of Human Rights such as freedom of speech, association, and assembly by the Islamic Republic regime of Iran.

He also specifically mentioned the suppression of anti-regime protests in Iran in November and demanded an independent investigation into the culprits.