Farangis Mazloumi, mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, is under severe pressure because of her son’s continued imprisonment. She said that she is being tortured every day and every night.
In the wake of the widespread campaign of those tortured in the regime’s prisons, Ms. Farangis Mazloumi recounts her experience of daily torture because of her son being imprisoned in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary.
Ms. Farangis Mazloumi described her visit with her son, political prisoner, Soheil Arabi on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, as follows, “Soheil was even weaker and slimmer than before. Bleeding and nasal pain tormented him and toothache and cold were added. There is still no sign of a doctor and hospital. The medical file for the breaking of his nose has been completely destroyed so that there would be no evidence of it, but it is obvious from his appearance.
“Every Wednesday I’m tortured, too, and I am even tortured throughout the week. We’re deprived of phone calls, until the visiting day, which every time I go with fright, fearing that visits will be banned once again.
“I am tortured every day and every night. Will I be alive for 11 more years? How can I bear this suffering? Can my heart endure all this torture? Is the life and youth of our children so worthless? Every time I went to court, they gave me an uppity answer. Even Mr. Rostami and Vaziri are not willing to see me either. So who am I supposed to seek my justice from? Who will answer my plea from all this oppression?”
Soheil Arabi, a blogger arrested for insulting the mullahs’ leader and defying the regime’s oppression, spent 4.5 years in Evin Prison and was subsequently transferred to the Greater Tehran’s Penitentiary (a.k.a. Fashafouyeh Prison) in February 2018, where he is being detained under harsh conditions. Soheil Arabi, 32 and married with a daughter, has been subjected to various forms of mental and physical tortures over these years.