March 18, 2011
After enduring severe tortures and being subjected to intense pressures, Arash Sadeghi was transferred to solitary confinement by prison officials.
According to Danehjoonews and Arash Sadeghi’s facebook page, Arash has been subjected to brutal interrogations and tortures due to his recounting the circumstances leading to his mother’s death and his granting interviews with news organizations that are not in line with the regime.
According to these reports, Arash was severely beaten up and tortured, resulting in breaks in his shoulder.
After Arash sustained his injuries, the prison officials intended to take him to the hospital but Arash objected to his hands and feet being in shackles and refused to go unless they were taken off.
The reports say that after this the prison officials who were wearied by Arash’s perseverance and resistance transferred him to solitary confinement.
It is reported that Arash was attacked because he reputed the regime’s account of the circumstances resulting in his mother’s death. He is also under intense pressures because of his refusal to grant interviews with the state run media.
At the same time, his prison furlough request for Norouz (the new year) was denied. He is required to spend the first month of the New Year by himself in solitary confinement.
It is worthy to note that in the past, Arash’s family brought some clothes to him in prison but prison officials did not allow the clothes to be deliered. They stated that Arash is not allowed any visitors. Today they added that Arash is punished for not following prison guard orders and he will spend one month in solitary confinement.