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Published On: Mon, Apr 29th, 2013

Saeed Abedini and Saeed Madani among 10 political prisoners moved to solitary confinement in response to protest

A silent protest of their treatment and horrible conditions landed ten Iranian prisoners, included Pastor Saeed Abedini, in solitary confinement.

Political prisoners Saeed Madani, Abdollah Momeni, Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, Siyamak Ghaderi, Amir Khosro Dalirsani, Mohamad Hassan Yousefpour Seifi, Saeed Abedini, Kamran Ayazi, Mohamad Ebrahimi and Poriya Ebrahimi were all moved to solitary confinement after protesting the Deputy Warden demanding the dismissal of Saeed Madani as the representative of Ward 350 political prisoners.

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been sent to solitary confinement during his prison sentence in Iran.

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been sent to solitary confinement during his prison sentence in Iran.

The increasing threats against their families outside of the prison and the harsh conditions were noted as the cause behind the protest which resulted in special guards units moving the “10 political prisoners” were moved to Ward 240 solitary confinement on the direct order of Tehran Prosecutor General.

Prisoners protesting this illegal order, and in support of their chosen representative, chanted slogans and sang anthems in the public area of the Ward. The prisoners were demanding the dismissal of Deputy Warden Momeni, and halting of his interference with the Ward 350 affairs.

Also, the prisoners’ chanting of “Death to the dictator” resulted in the Special Units guards being sent to the Ward and threats made against the prisoners.

In recent weeks, Ward 350 prisoners’ representative, Saeed Madani had voiced prisoners’ complaints regarding the inappropriate treatment of prisoners, the state of the prison store, it’s financial mismanagement and irregularities, and repeated insults by officials in the visiting room.

According to the latest report, these ten political prisoners, in addition to being placed in solitary confinement, are now also banned from visits.

These prisoners have threatened to launch a hunger strike if the situation is not remedied.

All other political prisoners have also threatened to stop going to the visiting room if this situation continues as is.

Details have been confirmed by Abedini’s wife on Facebook, giving an update on the Pastor’s status.

Source: Kalameh

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