Per orders of Branch 6 of Evin’s Court, a few days after completing his second one-year prison term and being released, Peyman Aref was arrested again and transferred to ward 350 of Evin prison. When his wife went to the prison with the bail money after great efforts to secure the needed funds, she was denied entry into the prison court, and the officials refused to release Peyman.
According to Human Rights House of Iran, when Aref’s wife Samira Jamshidi went to the prison court, several prison officials attacked her resulting in a strong confrontation that subsided only after other officials and visitors intervened.
Peyman Aref had been released from Evin prison on October 9th after ending his one-year prison term and receiving 74 lashes for insulting the president.
Last Sunday he attended the funeral of Arash Sadeghi’s mother after which he and two of his activist friends went to the grave-site of Neda AghaSoltan and other martyrs of the post 2009 presidential elections. All three activist were detained and released the following day with orders to show up at the prison court on Tuesday to follow up on their court dossiers.
When Peyman and his friends showed up at the prison court on Tuesday, the other two were allowed to leave but Peyman was again arrested and transferred to Evin prison. He remains behind bars despite his wife’s efforts in delivering the bail money.