Returning Attaullah Zafar to Evin without completing the treatment procedures
Aryan Community News Agency – Attaullah Zafar, a Baha’i citizen, was returned to Evin prison on Sunday, October 3rd, despite the incomplete treatment process. This 78-year-old Baha’i citizen was sent to Taleghani hospital the same day due to his worsening condition.
According to the news agency of Jamia Aryaei, on Sunday, October 3, 1401, Attaullah Zafar, a Baha’i citizen, was returned to Evin prison.
Returning Ataullah Zafar to Evin
An informed source about the condition of this prisoner said: “Mr. Zafar suffered a heart attack on Sunday after his physical condition worsened after visiting the prison hospital and was transferred to Taleghani Hospital. Despite not completing the treatment course, he was returned to Evin prison after a few hours. He was also taken to the hospital on September 28th and returned to prison after the examinations. This has led to an increase in the concerns of this prisoner’s family regarding his health condition. Mr. Zafar was sent to the special care department of Taleghani Hospital in Tehran on 16th of Shahrivar and was handcuffed to the bed. The officers returned him to the prison after a few hours.
Attaullah Zafar was arrested on September 7 this year
Also, on the 7th of September this year, Attaullah Zafar, when he went to the Evin Prosecutor’s Office to deliver the doctor’s letter stating that he was unable to endure imprisonment, he was arrested and transferred to Evin Prison to serve his sentence.
Mr. Zafar along with another Baha’i citizen named Abbas Taef were arrested by the agents of the Ministry of Information on October 5, 2018. During the arrest, while searching the house, the officers seized some of their personal belongings and took them with them. On December 4, 2018, Abbas Taef and Attaullah Zafar were temporarily released from Evin prison by posting bail until the end of the proceedings.
These citizens were then sentenced to 1 year imprisonment by the Tehran Revolutionary Court, which was confirmed by Branch 26 of the Court of Appeal of Tehran province in July of last year.
According to the judgment of the Court of Appeal, each of these citizens has been sentenced to one year in prison for the charge of “acting against national security through effective administration and activity in the organizations of the Baha’i sect”.
Baha’i citizens in Iran are deprived of the freedoms related to religious beliefs, this systematic deprivation while according to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, every person has the right to freedom of religion and change of religion with conviction, as well as have the freedom to express it individually or collectively and publicly or secretly. According to unofficial sources, there are more than three hundred thousand Baha’is in Iran, but the Iranian constitution only recognizes Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism and does not recognize the Baha’i religion. For this reason, the rights of Baha’is have been systematically violated in Iran over the past years.