Iran-HRM – Political prisoners Ahad Barzegar and Reza Roj’ati were abruptly moved out of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary and relocated to Rajaiishahr Prison (Gohardasht) on Sunday morning, August 15, 2021.
Prison authorities called them from their ward under the pretext of attending a court hearing. Later on, the authorities ordered the political prisoners’ cellmates to pack their belongings for transfer to Rajaiishahr Prison.
Ahad Barzegar, a political prisoner of the 1980s, reported in to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary on Wednesday, July 14, to serve his 5-year sentence. His charges include “membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK),” and “propaganda against the state.”
The clerical regime’s security forces arrested political prisoner Reza Roj’ati, 25 from Shahriar, in April 2021. They subsequently transferred him to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. Mr. Roj’ati’s charges include “having contacts with the PMOI/MEK” and “propaganda against the state.” He has not had a trial yet and is detained in limbo.
There is no information available on the reason for the abrupt relocation of the two political prisoners, yet.