Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:05

Jailed journalist transferred as part of prison crackdown

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Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi

Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi, a jailed Iranian journalist, has been transferred to Rejai Shahr Prison in Karaj.

Advar News reports that after Evin Prison guards attacked section 350 of that prison last night and transferred six prisoners to solitary confinement, at 1 AM they moved Ahmadi Amouyi to Rejai Shahr Prison in Karaj.

Ahmadi Amouyi was reportedly transferred in shackles and was not even allowed to get his belongings from his cell.

The Kaleme website has also reported that Ahmadi Amouyi was insulted and strip-searched at Rejai Shahr Prison and then was transferred to its quarantine section.

The prisoners at Evin were reportedly planning to hold a ceremony on the anniversary of the 2009 election protests and also the death of Hoda Saber, a political prisoner who died last night after going on a hunger strike. The prison officials reportedly halted those plans and transferred six prisoners to solitary confinement and later transferred Ahmadi Amouyi to Karaj.