The strange and ridiculous excuse of Evin prison officials to prevent Zahra Safaei from meeting her son Masoud Moeini
In an inhuman pretext, Evin prison officials demanded to see Masoud Moeini’s father’s birth certificate and verify the identity of this family in order to meet the mother and son.
Human Rights Center, no to prison – no to execution, August 8, 2022. Agents of Evin Prison, who have been obstructing the meeting of political prisoner Zahra Safaei with her son Mohammad Masoud Moeini for a long time. Now, in a new and inhuman pretext, they have demanded to see the birth certificate of Zahra Safaei’s husband(according to themselves)to make sure that they are from the same family. And in this way, they have started to torture and put pressure on this family in another way.
Before this, while Zahra Safaei was in Qarchak Varamin prison, the prison officials, with the complicity of the Ministry of Intelligence, prevented Zahra from meeting her son Masoud Moeini, who is a prisoner in Evin prison, with various excuses.
Now that Zahra Safaei and Parasto Moeini (her daughter) have been transferred from Qarchak Varamin prison to Evin prison. And there is no longer any obstacle for Mrs. Safaei to visit her child, Evin prison agents make other excuses for harassing this family.
An informed source said: “The authorities of Evin prison have said to the request of political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Parasto Moeini that: Bring your father’s birth certificate so that we can verify your identity to see if you are from the same family or not!” and it is a ridiculous excuse.
This source added: “It couldn’t be more ridiculous to make such excuse, these three people were in the same case and in the same court. Just two or three weeks ago, when Ms. Zahra Safaei and Parasto Moeini were in Qarchak prison, they met Masoud Moeini once. What has changed in these few days that the prison authorities are torturing the prisoners mentally and psychologically under the pretext of verifying their identity?
When Zahra Safaei was incarcerated in Qarchak prison, the agents of this prison, headed by Soghra Khodadadi, repeatedly prevented her from meeting her son in person.
About political prisoner Zahra Safaei
Zahra Safaei along with her daughter Parasto Moini were arrested on February 24, 2020, by intelligence and security agents in Tehran. And was transferred to the solitary cells of ward 209 of Evin prison.
Zahra Safaei and her daughter Parasto Moeini were deported from Evin prison to Qarchak Varamin prison at the end of March 2020. This political prisoner was released on Sunday, June 28, 2020, with a bail of 300 million tomans until the end of the proceedings.
And he was arrested again on July 26, 2020 and transferred to Qarchak prison in Varamin.
This political prisoner was tried in December 2020 by Judge Shahmirzadi in Branch 23 of Tehran Revolutionary Court for accusations such as gathering and collusion against the system to 5 years.
She also sentenced to 1 year for propaganda against the regime and 2 years for insulting Khamenei and Khomeini. Zahra Safaei has been sentenced to a total of 8 years in prison.
Her children Parasto and Mohammad Masoud Moeini were also tried in the same court, and each was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
On April 12, 2022, the 23-year-old political prisoner Mohammad Masoud Moeini presented himself to the execution court following the extradition notice from the Evin Prosecutor’s Office. He was immediately arrested by the officers there and taken to Evin prison quarantine.
Political prisoner Zahra Safaei was repeatedly attacked by women hired by Soghari Khodadadi, director of Qarchak prison, and was threatened with death.
On July 20, 2022, Zahra Safaei and Prasto Moeini were transferred from Garchak Varamin prison to Evin prison along with women political prisoners.