Mehdi Eslamian

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Name: Mehdi Eslamian (Islamian)
Age: 30
Executed outside of Evin Prison 9 May 2010
Date condemned: Reported 3 February 2010
Charge: Mohareb, acting against national security, attempting to overthrow the regime, membership in Anjoman Padeshahi, providing financial assistance to anti-Revolutionary groups.
Notes: Warning 8 May: Media4Iran reports "death row political prisoner Mehdi Islamian has been moved from Rejai Shahr prison to an unknown location." This often indicates that an execution is imminent.

Mehdi Islamian's brother was executed last year convicted of cooperation with the Monarchist Group. Mehdi was convicted of giving financial aid to his brother before his arrest. Mehdi Eslamian was arrested in May 2008 and charged with providing financial assistance to anti-revolutionary groups, membership in the pro-monarchist group Anjomane Padeshahi, acting against national security, and attempting to overthrow the Iranian regime. He was condemned to death as Mohareb, and is awaiting execution in Gohardasht Prison.

Before his detention in Gohardasht, Mehdi was held in solitary confinement for six months in Evin Prison. While in Evin, he was a victim of physical and mental torture, for which he was later denied medical treatment. The regime's systematic use of torture and in prison is a violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Articles 7 and 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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