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Torture at Evin Prison: Journalist’s Own Experiences and His Interviews with 19 Political Prisoners


In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, journalist Saeed Pourheydar, who was arrested twice after the 2009 election and eventually sentenced to five years in prison, described his prison abuse, charges, his detention conditions inside Evin Prison, and the torture of other political prisoners.

Saeed Pourheydar is a journalist who formerly worked for several reformist newspapers. He told the Campaign that after the 2009 presidential election, he was arrested twice: once on 6 February 2010 at his home when he was arrested by Intelligence Ministry and served one month inside Ward 240 of Evin Prison, and another time on 10 October 2010, when he was detained after being summoned to Evin Prison Court and spent 52 days in prison until his appeals court issued a ruling. When the appeals court upheld his conviction, Pourheydar left Iran and currently resides abroad.

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RFE/RL: Iran Releases Trade Union Leader

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says an Iranian trade union leader was freed on parole today after spending almost four years in prison.
The ITF said in a statement that Mansur Osanloo’s release was “conditional on his “good behavior” and the payment of a bond.Osanloo is the the head of the Vahed Syndicate, a free trade union of Tehran’s bus workers which he co-founded in 2005.

Osanloo, who the ITF says was detained and tortured after he founded the Vahed Syndicate, was re-arrested in 2007 and sentenced to five years in jail after being found guilty of “acting against national security” and “propaganda against the state.”

In 2010, his sentence was extended by one year.

The ITS said in a statement that Osanloo’s health had worsened in prison.


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