Young Baluchi political prisoner Mohammad Saber Malek, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison, has been prevented from meetings and phone calls with his family for the past 16 months. Malek was exiled 16 months ago from Zahedan to Urmia Prison following protests by political and religious prisoners in Zahedan Prison. Since his exile, he has not been allowed to meet with or speak with his family. Malek was arrested 4 years ago when he was only 15 years old, and after he was imprisoned for over a year at the Intelligence Ministry prison in Zahedan and in the central prison in the city, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in exile. He is considered one of the youngest political prisoners ever. According to his relatives, he was arrested for no reason but to put pressure on his brother who resides overseas in order to cause him to return to Iran.