Iran: Anarchist Prisoner Soheil Arabi Severely Beaten by Prison Guards
Monday, May 29 2019: Anarchist political prisoner Soheil Arabi, detained in Fashafoyeh (the Greater Tehran Prison), was sent to Firoozabadi Hospital after being physically injured from beatings but was returned to the prison without treatment.
The reason for sending this anarchist prisoner to the hospital was because of an injury to his testicular area, which was caused by security guards beating him.
At the end of the month of Farvardin (March 12 – April 20), comrade Sohail Arabi was summoned, interrogated and severely beaten for his connection with the letter he wrote from the Greater Tehran Prison about the condition of the prisoners in Fashafoyeh “Greater Tehran” Prison.
Yesterday, despite Soheil Arabi being sent to the hospital, and due to a lack of coordination between the prison and Firoozabadi Hospital, he waited for a long time without being treated because the hospital lacked a vacant bed for his admission. He eventually returned to the prison without any medical treatment.
Soheil Arabi was transferred to the head of security of the prison due to his connection with a protest letter written about the conditions of prisoners in the Greater Tehran Prison and he was interrogated with beatings. For bringing attention to cases of human rights abuses and the widespread deprivation and torture of prisoners held in Greater Tehran Prison, he was beaten and it was ordered that he was denied access to the telephone and to meetings.
Soheil was arrested in Tehran on November 4, 2013 by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps agents and has yet to be released.