Soheil Arabi

Soheil is an anarchist political prisoner from Iran who was arrested in December 2013 by the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet and other sanctities. He was kept two months in solitary confinement and subjected to relentless interrogations in Ward 2A, which is under the control of the IRGC.

In July 2015, his death sentence was commuted to 7.5 years in prison. But then again, in October 2018, he was sentenced to another 3 years in prison and exile to Borazjan, in southern Iran.

He initiated a hunger strike Saturday, June 15, 2019. Now he has ended this protesting action after being transferred from Fashafouyeh Prison to Evin Prison in northern Tehran according to his own requirements. This is the third time Soheil Arabi has gone on hunger strike, this time to protest poor prison conditions, violent mistreatment of prisoners by prison guards and officials, and various deprivations in prison. Inside prison, Soheil was seriously hurt when he defended a few ordinary prisoners against mistreatment and beating by guards, and his condition was aggravated after several months of medical neglect.

On November 2021, he was released and sent to exile for 3 more years.




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