Stop Fundamentalism – Following release of a statement by a number of Iranian female political prisoners held at Evin prison Monday, condemning the death of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti, Tehran’s prosecutor revoked family visiting rights of women prisoners until further notice, reported Iranian Human Rights Activist website Wednesday.
Sattar Beheshti died under torture while incarcerated by Iran’s so-called cyber police earlier this month. He was arrested for speaking out and blogging against the Islamic regime policies. His death has drawn worldwide attention and condemnations.
Previously, women prisoners who had under-age children, were given a once a week chance to see them in person.
Evin prison officials in Tehran have told families of prisoners that the order came directly from Tehran prosecutor, Jafari Dolat Abadi, and they have nothing to do with it.
The notorious Evin prison, ward 209, in known internationally for being the central prison were Iranian prisoners of conscience are kept and tortured.
A number of Iranian female prisoners have been on a hunger strike for over one month now, among them is the internationally recognized Iranian rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who recently received the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Meanwhile, Iranian theocratic regime has sentenced a labor activist, Seyed hadi Daneshyar, 38, to three years of prison on charges of spreading anti-regime propaganda and participating in illegal gatherings in Shiraz.
Daneshyar was arrested in Shiraz in 2008 during a strike by mine workers.