Navid Khanjani Transfers from Raja’i Shahr Prison to Hospital

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Source: iranwire.com

Translation by Iran Press Watch

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Facebook, Navid Khanjani page: Navid Khanjani, because of his physical health problems, weakened immune system and sudden weight loss of about 20 kilograms (44 lbs) in two months, has been transferred from Raja’i Shahr prison and admitted to hospital for treatment.

On March 2 2010, after protests against the elections of 20091, under the human rights activists detention project operated by the Intelligence Office of the Islamic Guards, Navid Khanjani was detained at his family home in Isfahan and transferred to section 2-Alef of the Islamic Guards Detention Center for some time. In August 2012, in the course of helping with earthquake relief in the Iranian province of Azarbaijan2, he was arrested, and on September 5, he was moved to Ward 4, Hall 12 of Raja’i Shahr prison to carry out his sentence. He had previously been detained in March 2010, and released on bail after spending two months in solitary confinement.

He was then sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment by Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court. In 2015, his 12-year sentence was reduced to 5 years of incarceration. The accusations compiled by the Revolutionary Court against Navid Khanjani are as follows;

  • Membership of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters and Human Rights Activists
  • Formed Deprived from Education Group
  • Perturbation of the public and Propaganda against the system by disseminating news, reports, and conducting interviews with foreign radio and TV
  • Publishing lies to disturb public opinion

 

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1. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_presidential_election,_2009

2. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_East_Azerbaijan_earthquakes

 

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