Iranian Regime Intensifies Pressures on Families of PMOI Members in Ashraf

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The Iranian regime has intensified inhuman pressures on families of PMOI members in Ashraf who are in Iranian prisons.

The mullahs’ regime Supreme court confirmed the death sentence for political prisoner Gholamreza Khosrawi, 47, for providing financial aid to PMOI and mullahs-fabricated charge of Moharebeh (fighting against God). Meanwhile, the death sentence for Mr. Abdolreza Ghanbari, 45, has been confirmed buy the Supreme Court for his links to PMOI. Mr. Ghanbari, a university professor, was first arrested in 2007 because of his support for PMOI and was expelled from the university.

Evin’s henchmen deny medical treatment for Ali Moezzi, 63, suffering from cancer, kidney failure and severe arthritis, in order to inflict a slow death on him. He is one of the political prisoners of the 80s who was arrested in November 2008 in Tehran for visiting his two children in Ashraf. He was arrested for the third time on June 15, 2011, while he had just undergone a surgery and was in terrible condition, and subsequently transferred to solitary section 209 of Evin. The reason for his arrest was his participation in the funeral of Mohsen Dokmehchi, a PMOI prisoner who died a slow death in prison due to denial of medical treatment.

Mashallah Haeri, 61, a relative of Ashraf residents who was hospitalized for treatment outside the prison hospital, was again arrested with his wife and taken to section 209 of Evin. He is a political prisoner of the 80s who suffers from various diseases including heart disease and internal bleeding and has so far had two strokes. In December 2009, while hospitalized, he was arrested and taken to Evin Prison. The regime’s judiciary condemned him to 15 years prison for visiting his son in Ashraf.

Ms. Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi, who lost one of her eyes’ vision due to torture; her other eye is on the verge of blindness due to the regime’s denial of her treatment. In 2008, she was arrested and sentenced to 5 years in prison simply because she intended to travel and visit relatives in Ashraf.

The Iranian resistance calls on international organizations and bodies, especially the High Commissioner for Human Rights and rapporteurs on arbitrary arrests, torture and execution to act immediately to stop these criminal sentences.

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.