Gohardasht Prison, IranNCRI – Hours after the criminal execution of political prisoner Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) on Sunday, the Iranian regime authorities at Tehran’s Evin prison exiled seven of his cellmates to Gohardasht prison where he had been transferred prior to his execution.
The seven exiled political prisoners of Ward 350 (Section 350) of Evin are: Assadollah Hadi, Reza Akbari Monfared, Abul-Qassem Fouladvand, Asqar Qatan, Ali Islampoor, Gholam Hossein Assadi and Reza Shahabi.
Prior to that, on Saturday (May 31), the Iranian regime had transferred another Gholamreza’s cellmate, political prisoner Behzad Arab, to Gohardasht prison, after being summoned to the prison’s office and severely beaten by suppressive forces upon orders of deputy public prosecutor, a henchman named Khodabakhshi.
The beating of Bezad Arab, prompted political prisoners to protest by chanting slogans.
Reza Shahabi, member of Tehran Bus Union’s board of directors, announced a hunger strike to protest the repressive measure of sending political prisoners to exile at Gohardasht,
The April 17 brutal and bloody raid against Evin prison was aimed at disbanding the Ward 350 of the prison where political prisoners steadfastness and solidarity had become a source of fear for the regime.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 2, 2014