Monday, 27 December 2010 21:35
RAHANA: Arsalan Abadi and Kiarash Kamrani are 2 students arrested on December 27, 2009 during the post-election Ashura protests.
According to RAHANA, the 2 students are in poor psychological condition in Ward 350 of Evin Prison.
The telephones in Ward 350 have been disconnected by the prison authorities and the detainees cannot contact their family.
Ward 350 prisoners have also been banned from prison visits.
Arsalan Abadi was first charged with Moharabeh (waging war against God) which was later changed to acting against national security. The lower court sentenced him to 9.5 years in prison and the appeals court reduced it to 6 years of imprisonment. He was granted amnesty on Eid-al-Ghadir (festive day observed by Shia Muslims) and his sentence was reduced to 3 years.
Kiarash Kamrani is an economics student at Payam-Nour University who was arrested on Ashura. His 5 year prison sentence was later reduced to 2 years.
The Prosecutor’s Office had promised their families that they would be released but they are still confined in Evin Prison after a year.
Many citizens arrested during the Ashura protests are facing heavy sentences and are still confined in prison.