MEK Iran: Nejat Anvar Hamidi Locked Up for Another 15 Years
Nejat Anvar Hamidi, a political prisoner, who with her husband was originally jailed for 5 years for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), has now been sentenced to a further 15 years in jail despite the fact that no new charges have been laid against her.
Nejat Anvar Hamidi and her husband had been charged with being members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and “disseminating propaganda against the state.” Ms. Anvar Hamidi made the point in her defense at the court hearing that no new case had actually been made against her. The verdict had been forwarded to Iran’s Supreme Court a few months ago.
Political prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi faces an additional 15 years after Intelligence Ministry filed a new case against her. The new file does not contain any new charges compared to her first case for which she is serving 5 years. #FreePoliticalPrisoners https://t.co/fwRo1fAHLL
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) October 18, 2020
The 62-year-old prisoner suffers from multiple health problems, none of which are being addressed while she is in Ahvaz’s Sepidar Prison. She suffers from vision complications, chronic headaches, and thyroid malfunction in addition to having contracted Covid-19 together with 50 other inmates of the prison when the disease swept through Iran in April. Over 127,100 people have died of the COVID-19 in Iran reports tallied by the (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Ms. Anvar Hamidi has been told that doctors do not attend prisoners unless they are emergency cases or have illnesses that cannot be treated. The Intelligence Department of Ahvaz has made sure that she cannot obtain medical leave while in prison.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has occurred in a number of the regime’s prisons and is being largely ignored by prison officials https://t.co/btThqlXmY7#iran #freeiran #MEK @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/tSIad4egFU
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) March 4, 2020
Nejat was first arrested in 1981 for her support for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran). At that time, she spent 2 years and 4 months in prison under dire conditions. In 2017, she was arrested again for the same reason, then released under heavy bail awaiting sentence. She was finally jailed in March 2018 after being sentenced to 5 years in Sepidar Prison.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has been calling on the relevant organizations, including the United Nations Security Council, the Secretary-General, the Human Rights Council, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take action to stop the regime from being allowed to cover-up the Coronavirus outbreak.
The mullah’s regime has attempted to portray the situation in its prisons in glowing terms. The main reason that it has done this is to counter the information provided by the (PMOI / MEK Iran) which consistently shows that Covid-19 is sweeping through all prisons without hindrance.
The regime must free all political prisoners. Once again, we call on international institutions and world governments to pressure and compel the mullahs’ regime to release all political prisoners. #FreePoliticalPrisoners #Iran pic.twitter.com/gaNjbGyLmN
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 13, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), issued a statement concerning the prisoners’ plight, saying “many prisoners including political prisoners, have contracted the coronavirus and so, thousands of prisoners in Iran are vulnerable to the disease.
The mullah’s regime is unable to provide and guarantee the necessary hygienic restrictions inside its prisons. The UN needs to take urgent action to compel the Iran regime to stop this catastrophe by temporarily releasing all prisoners, including the political prisoners.”
The mullahs’ regime has been afraid to allow impartial investigators from the U.N., or other international bodies, access to their prisons as they know just how horrible they are. As soon as a reporter is allowed to see inside one of the prisons, or asks one of the political prisoners questions, the real truth, concealed by the regime, will certainly be revealed.