Political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh banned from visits in prison

Payam Derafshan, an attorney to female political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh, announced on Monday, January 14, 2019, that Mrs. Sotoudeh has been banned from visits at the women’s ward of Evin Prison.

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s attorney, Payam Derafshan said, “It has been some times that on the pretext of finding scissors in my client’s personal belongings, they have issued orders to ban her from visits again.”

According to the privatization plan of prisons, and that the prisoners are basically cooking from their own rations, all the cooking equipment, such as various knives, are available to prisoners. Now, for Nasrin Sotoudeh obtaining scissors is just a pretext for creating more pressure on this political prisoner.

Payam Derafshan added, “It’s unfortunate that prison officials, under any pretext, try to ban my client from visits with her children, and, in this way, they harass my client by violating the principle of punishments of a personal nature and by imposing suffering on her young children.”

Asal Mohammadi, a civil activist and a student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Azad University of Tehran

In another development related to the campaign of those tortured in the regime’s prisons, Asal Mohammadi, a civil activist and a student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Azad University of Tehran, who was recently released on a 400-million-touman bail, published a content in the Gam Magazine telegram channel. She announced that she is ready to reveal the details of the torture of the representative of the Haft Tappeh workers, Ismail Bakhshi’s time in prison, and guild activist, Sepideh Gholiyan, and testify to what she has seen and heard.

Asal Mohammadi referred to Ismail Bakhsh’s interrogations and wrote that she had heard continuous coughs and severe dysplasia from Ismail from the nearby interrogation room and the officers mocking him.

She also wrote about the interrogation of guild activist Sepideh Gholiyan at the Ahvaz intelligence department, where she heard the screams and insults of the interrogator from the next room and witnessed the pressure by the officers to force a false confession from Sepideh Gholiyan.