Wednesday, 29 December 2010
RAHANA: Farzad Eslami is a law student at Azad University and the former secretary of the Muslim Student Association, who has been detained and transferred to the Evin Prison since December 5th.
According to RAHANA, he has been under severe pressure to admit to the unfounded charges brought against him.
Since his arrest, he has not called his family and they have not been able to gather any information on his condition despite their attempts. One of the officials at the court in Evin Prison has stated that one of his charges is “communicating with foreign embassies” which is a clear example of the unfounded charges brought against him.
He had previously been sentenced to one year in prison which was suspended for 3 years for participating in a gathering in Tehran University of Technology on October 13th.
He was once arrested on November 3, 2009 and was held in Ward 240, a security ward, for 15 days. The Disciplinary Committee of Tehran University has suspended him for 3 semesters for “persuading” other students.