A young political prisoner, Pooya Qobadi, in the Greater Tehran Prison, is under severe pressure from the Disciplinary Council.
The political prisoner urgently needs medical attention and a specialist eye visit, but he is not allowed to go to a doctor.
According to the human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution”, Saturday, September 18, 2021, the political prisoner Pooya Qobadi, imprisoned in the Greater Tehran Prison, is in a difficult condition under the pressure of the prison’s Disciplinary Council. The Prison authorities deliberately deprive him of the minimum facilities available in prison so that he is always under duress.
According to a report from The Greater Tehran Prison, the authorities of this prison (apparently a person named Seyedi, who is in charge of the cultural unit of the ward complex No. 2 of this prison) have deprived Pooya Qobadi of visiting the prison library and using books there on the pretext that he is convicted by the Prison Disciplinary Council to that deprivation.
Authorities in the Greater Tehran Prison have deprived political prisoner, Pooya Qobadi, of medical care, particularly in relation to the problem of his eyes. Ghobadi’s eyes are weakened and require a specialist doctor’s visit and new glasses, but he is not allowed a visit. The political prisoner also suffers from gastrointestinal illnesses after his interrogation and being tortured, but is also unable to see a doctor for that.
The Trial of Political Prisoner Pooya Qobadi is scheduled for October 2, 2021.
About Political Prisoner Pooya Qobadi
Pooya Qobadi was arrested along with his co-defendant Vahid Bani Ameriyan in late winter of 2019 and was interrogated and tortured for three months in Evin’s 209 cells. As a result of the pressures, he excreted blood for a month and began to become very weak.
After interrogation, he was confined in Evin solitary confinement, Ward 4, and was then transferred to the Greater Tehran Prison in mid-2019.
The political prisoner, Pooya Qobadi, was previously arrested in early spring of 2018 and released on bail. In his first case, he was sentenced to five years in prison on charge of “propaganda against the state” and “gathering and collusion”.
Pooya Qobadi and Vahid Bani Ameriyan were tried in late summer of 2020 for their second case by Judge Moqiseh at Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolution Court.
The two prisoners were charged with “acting against national security through effective membership and cooperation with PMOI/MEK,” “propaganda against the state,” “destruction of state property,” “assembly and collusion with the intention to act against the national security.” However, their defense lawyers requested a re-hearing because of a flaw in the case.
On Monday, July 12, 2021, a hearing was held by Judge Amoozad in the case of political prisoner Pooya Qobadi at Branch 28 in Tehran. The defendant’s lawyers were Mr. Mostafa Nili and Babak Paknia. The trial has been adjourned to a later date.