Posted News: Sun, May 31st, 2015
News Code: 192

2 Political Prisoners in Mahabad Prison Deprived of Family Visits


Maf News: Heyman (Havreh) Ghazali and Abdul Rahman (Soran) Ramezanpour, two political prisoners in Mahabad Prison were incommunicado by prison officials for two weeks.

MehabadAccording to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Thursday, 28th May, these two prisoners in the wake of protests against the non-compliance by prison guards as punishment were deprived of visit for two weeks.

One of the HRANA’s informed sources in this regard, said: “These people made a complaint to prison officials; ‘Why you do not respect the regulations that you have put about prisoners’ Wake-up time, and by various excuses, wake the prisoners earlier than due time and make them annoyed and upset?’ It was later determined that because of this complaint, they have been incommunicado. ”

Havreh (Himan) Ghazal, 24, on 4th April 2014, on charges of membership and supporting the Kurdish Democratic Party, was arrested and sentenced by the court to 18 months in prison. Abdul Rahman Ramezanpour, 24, was also arrested on 21st  November 2013 and he was sentenced to five years imprisonment on charges of holding connection with the Kurdish parties, and both of these prisoners, contrary to the prisoners separation rule, are currently held along with non-political prisoners in Mahabad prison.

According to Human Rights Activists in Iran, in the wake of the recent protests in Mahabad city, pressure and security manners has intensified in Mahabad prison, too.