Refusal to Send Navid Khanjani to the Medical Examiner in Rajai Shahr Prison

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Translation by Iran Press Watch


HRANA – The Rajai Shahr prison authorities did not allow Navid Khanjani, human rights activist detained in this prison, to be transported to the medical; examiner yesterday, because of his refusal to wear “dirty prison clothes”, as well as his rejection of the use of handcuffs and shackles.

According to HRANA, the Human Rights Activists in Iran news organization, on Tuesday Dec.13, Rajai Shahr prison authorities refrained from sending Navid Khanjani, human rights activist detained in Hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison, to forensics, because he refuses to wear the “dirty prison uniform “and rejects the use of handcuffs and shackles.

Mr. Khanjani, who is now spending his fourth year in captivity, previously, following severe weight loss and other health complications, was hospitalized.

Navid Khanjani is the former head of the Committee on Education Rights of Human Rights Activists in Iran, a member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters and a founder of the Society Against Educational Discrimination, who was arrested by security forces in March 2010 and spent about two months in prison. He then was sentenced to endure 12 years in jail and fined four hundred thousand tumans (approx. $125) in cash in Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, by Judge Pir Abbasi. The sentence was upheld by the appeals court.

He was charged with spreading lies, disturbing minds and propaganda against the system by disseminating news, reports, and interviews with foreign radio and television, and membership in banned organizations.

Navid Khanjani, human rights activist, detained in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, who was previously sentenced to 12 years in jail, is facing a reduced sentence of five years imprisonment by the application Article 134 of the legal code and of the “aggregation rules” to the former sentence.


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