The Prosecutor General of Tehran frequently announced over the past several months that the Ministry of Intelligence opposes furlough for student activist, Majid Tavakoli for what he called “hypersensitivity.” According to a statement by student rights activists, the Prosecutor General of Tehran essentially opposed his furlough and has raised obstacles. The opposition to his furlough is despite the fact that the necessary bail was posted almost one year ago. A relative of Tavakoli announced that the family had requested to meet with the Prosecutor General to no avail. According to one relative, if Majid’s request for furlough is not be answered, the family will break its silence and publicly publish all of the events and correspondence on the matter. It should be noted that Majid has served over 3.5 years of his prison sentence without being granted any furlough. His sick mother is unable to make the trip and has not met with her son for a long time. As political prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison have been stripped of phone privileges, she has also not been able to speak to him by phone.
Ministry of Intelligence opposes furlough for student activist Majid Tavakoli
- Published: 10 months ago on Tuesday, 16 July 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: July 16, 2013 @ 2:39 pm
- Filed Under: Human Rights
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