Friday, December 17, 2010
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Families of detainees complain to Tehran Prosecutor

A group of families of Iran’s post-election detainees complained to Tehran Prosecutor General about the “short length of allowed visits and the ill behaviour of some of the prison officials” at Karaj’s RejaiShahr Prison.

The letter which was signed by the families of Massoud Bastani, Ahmad Zeidabadi, Issa Saharkhiz, Davoud Soleymani, Rasoul Bedaqi, Mehdi Mahmoudian, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi and Reza Rafii Foroushani, also protest against the restrictions set on telephone calls for political prisoners.

Following the post-election protests to the alleged fraud that brought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to another term in presidency last June, thousands of Iranians were arrested.

Some of these detainees were transferred to RejaiSharhr Prison in Karaj a city in the West of Tehran.

The families have thus been further constrained in the support for their loved ones having to travel back and forth to Karaj from Tehran in order to visit their kin.

Some of the families report that some of the detainees have not received their trials after a whole year and their undetermined state has become cause for greater stress.

“The inappropriate behaviour of some of the judges and judiciary officials” is also one of the points of complaint in this letter.

The families of the political prisoners at RejaiShahr Prison urge the authorities to end the restrictions on the visits and telephone calls of the prisoners and attend to the cases of the prisoners who remain in an undetermined state.

In the past year, numerous social and political activists have been arrested and sentenced to heavy prison terms to quell the protests against the alleged fraud that returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power last June.

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