Siavash Hatam: Prisoner of the day

Imprisoned student

ICHRI: Siavash Hatam, an imprisoned student who was banned from continuing his education, is in dire psychological state inside Evin Prison's Ward 350. "Siavash has lost a lot of weight and does not have a good psychological state. He is 24. He was a graduate student when he was abruptly banned from continuing his education and then he was imprisoned. The month-long solitary confinement, loneliness, his education ban, and his uncertain future have all made him depressed. He was taken to prison without knowing that he had been tried or sentenced. Siavash and his lawyer were unaware of a trial date, therefore they offered no defense, either. The forces stormed his home on June 12 and took him with them. That was the day he learned that he had been sentenced to one year in prison for his second case, and the four-month prison term from his first case has also been upheld," a source close to Hatam told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Siavash Hatam, a former student and Secretary of Buali Sina University of Hamadan, was arrested on June 15, 2009. He was released a month later on bail of $100,000. Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Siavash Hatam to four months in prison and 74 lashes. On request by security forces, Siavash Hatam was transferred from Hamadan's Buali University to Tehran's Shahid Beheshti University. Intelligence Ministry forces arrested him again in December 2009, while at an examination session at Shahin Beheshti University. Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced him to one year in prison on charges of "propaganda against the regime," but Siavash Hatam and his lawyer were uninformed about the case and the trial date and, therefore, they offered no defense.

"Siavash shares a room with 30 other political prisoners, many of whom don't have a bed and are forced to sleep on the floor. His visits with his family are all through the booth and only last a few minutes. This isn't only Siavash's problem; all prisoners have to deal with this. His family said that they were only able to visit with him through a booth for four minutes this week, because at visitation hour they bring in a group of prisoners into a hall where the number of booths does not match the number of present prisoners," the source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

"Fifty prisoners arrive a visitation hall with 15 booths. Several of the cabins have disconnected telephone sets. Prisoner families, therefore, are aware of others waiting in line and quickly give their chair to another, so that they, too, can say a few words to their imprisoned kin. Families object to prison guards, and they respond that they have reported the broken telephones to prison authorities, asking them to replace them many times," said the source.


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by Parsy on

The Will of Man Is Stronger Than Iron Bars, They Are in Prison for Your Rights…… Defend the Oppressed….Long Live the Political Prisoners of Iran against the Satanic Regime of IRI

We Shall Never Forget...


درود بی پایان بر همه زندانیان سیاسی


Daneshjoo  یار دَربَندم،  دلم همراه توست

ملک ایران زنده از فریاد توست


نسل جوان
وتشکیل شورای ملی


مبارزان راستین



چرا ایرانیان از آخوندها متنفر شده اند؟



درود بر همه فرزندان خوب ایران زمین


سپاس از فداکاری های شما عزیزان


درود بر تمام زندانیان سیاسی


ننگ بر آنانیکه از این زندانیان شجاع برای هدف شخصی خود سؤ استفاده میکنند

Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran. 

 Foreign nations which thru their apartheid policy practice the same insanity and unjust detentions cannot be a good example for the future of Iran and need not to apply. 


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Regime change for Siavash's sake

by Fred on

Regime change is the only way to end 34 year gross violation of human rights by the messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all.

 Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.