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No Visitors For You!: Prominent Iranian Dissident Detainees Barred From Seeing Their Families

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Mahmmad Nourizad - Mostafa Tajzadeh

Mostafa Tajzadeh, senior member of the Iranian reformist party, Islamic Iran Participation Front, and Mohammad Nourizad, Iranian writer and filmmaker have lost their visiting privileges in prison.

Kaleme website reports that the families of the two political prisoners were barred from visiting their kin at prison today.

Mostafa Tajzadeh was arrested after the widespread protests to the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. He was held in prison for over nine months before being given a furlough which lasted five months. He was recalled back to prison in last August.

The opposition claims that Tajzadeh can no longer be visited because he has filed official complaints regarding the interference of security and intelligence forces in judicial matters.

Tajzadeh along with seven other prominent reformists have written an official letter to Ayatollah Larijani, head of Iran's judiciary to challenge the role of Security forces in the past elections and condemn the "illegal interference" of these forces in determining the outcome of the elections.

Mohammad Nourizad on the other hand has written six letters to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, to criticize the reaction of the government to protesters of the 2009 elections. Nourizad was one of the prominent columnists of the state-backed daily, Keyhan and a staunch supporter of Ayatollah Khamenei and the conservatives. However, his critical view of the crackdown on protesters following the 2009 elections landed him in prison.

In his letters, he has reported suffering severe torture and abuse by the hands of the prison authorities and urged the Supreme Leader to intervene on behalf of abused prisoners.

Ayatollah Khamenei has not responded to any of Mahmmad Nourizad's letters.

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