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Farshid Yadollahi Refused to Go to Prison’s visitation Hall



Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish lawyer in Evin’s ward 7, Farshid Yadollahi refused to go to visit hall in order to protest against being forced to wear prison uniform.
According to a report by Majzooban Noor, jailed lawyer, Farshid Yadollahi who along with Reza Entesari have been illegally transferred to the public offenses sections of evin prison since more than a month ago, refused to go to visit hall due to unlawful and forcible compulsion to wear prison uniforms which is absolutely against Jails rules and regulations. In fact, according to the first paragraph of Article 235 of Executive Regulation of Prison Law, political prisoners and prisoners of conscience are exempt from wearing a prison uniform, using handcuffs and footcuffs.
As Farshid Yadollahi’s family are living in the city of Shiraz, after months of his transfer, they attempted to visit him in Tehran’s Evin prison, but this jailed Dervish was deprived of meeting with his family.
Moreover, prison officials banned him from using educational and cultural facilities which are normally available to other prisoners under the pretext of being a political prisoner and he does not have a right to use the facilities in the ward 7.

Last week, another imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish in Evin’s ward 8, Reza Entesari was also denied family visitation rights for refusing to wear a prison uniform.

A few months ago, the two Dervishes, Reza Entesari and Farshid Yadollahi were suddenly transferred from Evin Prison to Rajai-Shahr Prison, west of Tehran. The illegal transfer of them and the lack of medical treatment for imprisoned human rights lawyers, like him, along with other prisoners of conscience prompted a protest in early March. Despite official promises to return them to section 350 of Evin, Farshid Yadollahi and Reza Entesari are being separately held in the ward 7 and 8 which are for ordinary sentenced prisoners in Evin. It is notable that, according to Iranian prison regulations, inmates must be separated by their crimes and political prisoners and prisoners of conscience including jailed Dervishes, should not be mixed with ordinary inmates.