Cartoon 60: The Lost Prisoner
In a September 14 letter addressed to Iran’s Intelligence Minister, 250 Iranian journalists and political activists asked the Minister to review the troubling conditions of Arash Sadeghi, a former student activist in custody since January 15, 2012.
During a press conference on September 9, Iran’s Prosecutor General and Spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary Mohseni Ejei addressed questions about Arash Sadeghi. “It has been said that this individual is on hunger strike at Evin Prison. However, in 2012 and 2013 there has been no such person at Evin Prison. Of course, a person by this name was arrested in 2010 and he was sentenced to one year in prison, and he was released after serving his sentence. But even if this is a case of mistaken identity, no one by that name was at Evin Prison in 2012 and 2013,” Ejei told reporters.
The letter’s signatories refer to Mohseni Ejei’s troubling statements about his lack of knowledge about the conditions of Arash Sadegh during 2012 and 2013, and ask Seyed Mahmoud Alavi as Minister of Intelligence of Rouhani’s cabinet to provide information about the detention location and health conditions of Arash Sadeghi.