On January 7, two political prisoners, Ebrahim Khalil Sedighi Hamedani, 63, and his son Salar, 30, were suddenly transferred from Urmia Prison to Marivan and Kamyaran Prisons. They were arrested by the mullahs’ Intelligence Ministry in Urmia on February 23, 2019, and sentenced to 19 years in prison each, on the charges of “supporting the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI)” and “propaganda against the state.”
Dariush Bakhshi, the head of the Political Prisoners’ Ward in Urmia Prison, said the two were transferred because they provoked two prisoners as provoking prisoners to protest and strike.
As soon as Ebrahim arrived in Marivan prison, he began a hunger strike and announced that he would continue until he joined with his son. He suffers from various diseases, including diabetes, and has been cared for by his son Salar for the past several years.
In addition to physical torture, the clerical regime seeks to crush political prisoners’ resistance or torture them by preventing them from receiving medical treatment or accessing hospitals and deporting them to remote and disconnected prisons.
The Iranian Resistance urges the United Nations and other relevant bodies to take immediate action to save the lives of these two political prisoners, especially Ebrahim, whose health is in danger.”
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 10, 2022