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Fundamental Violations of Human Rights in Iran

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The arrest of Ahmad Saedi and breaking his grandmother’s hand by the IRGC:

Intelligence agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) broke the hand of his grandmother when they arrested a young man in Hamidiyeh, Ahvaz. Revolutionary Guards intelligence arrested the second member of Saedi’s family in Ahvaz. On Monday, February 8, IRGC agents raided Ahmad Saedi’s house and took him to an unknown location.

Ahmad Saedi
Ahmad Saedi, arrested by Iran’s IRGC intelligence

Violence by IRGC intelligence

Ahmad Saedi is an Iranian Arab civil activist and poet of the time. He is 26 years old and married. The reason for his arrest has not yet been announced.

Ahmad Saedi had previously been arrested in 2018 for collecting public donations for flood victims in Dasht-e Azadegan, along with a number of other popular committees.

Three months ago, his brother, Abbas Saedi, was also arrested for unknown reasons and transferred to Sheiban Prison. Abbas Saedi is currently being held incommunicado in Sheiban Prison.

According to reports, when Ahmad Saedi was arrested, his grandmother was injured in the shoulder by the IRGC and is currently in hospital.

Ahmad Saedi's grandmother in the hospital
Ahmad Saedi’s grandmother in the hospital

IRGC hostage-taking

Another report states that before Ahmed was arrested, the father of the family was taken hostage. He was held in prison until Ahmed was arrested.

The wave of arrests of Ahvazi activists continues. On February 10, three people were arrested by intelligence in Susangard. The detainees are Ayub Sharifi, 29, married, Hassan Halafi Sharifi, 23, married, and Yousef Sharifi, 26, married. All of them were detained by intelligence agents and transferred to Tehran, and their status is unknown.

Marjan Eshaghi, a political science student, has been sentenced to five years in prison

Marjan Eshaghi, a student at the University of Tehran, was reportedly sentenced to five years in prison on appeal. Ms. Eshaqi, a political science student at the University of Tehran, was arrested on charges of participating in the November 2019 uprising. Earlier, she was sentenced to one year imprisonment and four years suspended imprisonment in Branch 15 by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran.

Marjan Eshaghi
Marjan Eshaghi

This sentence was issued by the Tehran Court of Appeals and was recently notified to her. Ms. Eshaghi was sentenced to four years suspended imprisonment and one year imprisonment on charges of conspiracy against national security. The court declared her participation in the student protests of November 2019 as an example of these crimes.

Execution of a Baluch prisoner without a death sentence in Birjand

Reports from Birjand prison in Iran indicate that a Baluch prisoner has been executed and five more are likely to be executed. On February 13, an Iranian Baluch citizen named Jamal al-Din Barahui was suddenly executed in Birjand prison. Additional information indicates that 40-year-old Jamal al-Din Barahui, son of Khodadad from Sefidabeh village of Nasrabad district of Zabol, was executed in Birjand prison. He was executed on drug charges.

Jamal al-Din Barahui
Jamal al-Din Barahui

Jamal al-Din was sentenced to 27 years in prison

Jamal al-Din was arrested about two years ago at the Salabad checkpoint in Birjand, according to an informed source. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison. But suddenly this prisoner was transferred to the prison quarantine ward on Thursday for execution, and he was executed on Saturday, February 13.

The news says that the family of this Baluch citizen went to visit their loved one for the last time on Friday. They were able to meet him.

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