Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Update: Majid Tavakoli Released on Bail

The record for Majid Tavakoli was updated.

Status: Released on Bail
Prison: Rejaei Shahr (Gohardasht)
Born 28 May 1986 Student leader, member of the Islamic student association 2007: Arrested and detained for 1.5 years Feb 2008: Arrested at memorial for Bazargan and detained for 4 months 07 Dec 2009: (student day) Arrested after a speech at Amir Kabir universirty Endured much mental and physical torture, started hunger strike on more than one occasion. Sentenced without lawyer 14 Apr 2010: Visit with family: Still in solitary 240 of Evin prison, banned from phone calls Sentenced to 8.5 years jail +5 years ban political activities and foreign travel 20 Apr 2010: Moved to general ward 7 Evin 22 May 2010: Starts hunger strike to protest transfer to solitary 29 May 2010: Ends hunger strike after transfer to general ward 22 Jun 2010: Moved to ward 350, suffers respiratory illness 26 Jul 2010: Transferred to solitary 240 Begins hunger strike 09 Aug 2010: Transferred to Evin clinic 10 Aug 2010: Ends hunger strike 6 Dec 2010: Transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr. Original sentence of 8.5 years reduced to 7.5 years on appeal. 29 Dec 2010: Bail set at US$200.000 2 Jan 2011: Presented with new charges. 24 Jan 2011: Transferred to Ward 4 Hall 12 (security ward located in a basement) http://bit.ly/dM84HZ 03 Feb 2011: Summoned to court without lawyer presence because of his statements 15 Feb 2011: New trial, threatened with another 6 yrs prison 10 Apr 2011: Begins hunger strike with 10 inmates in solidarity with Fakhri Mohtashamipour 12 Apr 2011: His brother allowed to visit after 3 months of waiting 29 Apr 2011: Taken to court in presence of his lawyer to face new charges because of a letter written while in prison. 2 May 2011: Sentenced to additional 6 months 01 Nov 2011: 6 additionnal months confirmed by Appeals http://hra-news.org/1389-01-27-05-26-23/10271-1.html 19 Apr 2012: Permanently expelled from the University http://www.kaleme.com/1391/01/29/klm-98461/ 21 Sep 2012: Awarded Norway's Student Peace Prize http://wp.me/pQvKK-266 15 Dec 2012: Could call his parents for the 1st time in 3 years in prison 15 Feb 2013: Awarded Norway's Student Peace Prize http://t.co/EyOmDjl2 22 Oct 2013: Released on furlough http://is.gd/60nASW 28 Oct 2013: Back to prison j.mp/1aqzxPV 23 Aug 14: Freed on 5 days furlough http://is.gd/Kmt3Ds 28 Aug 14: Back to Rejaei Shahr http://j.mp/1mUAaGV 20 Apr 15: Released on furlough j.mp/1OzASGW

Sentence: 8 years

Location/Home Town: Tehran
Faith or Ethnicity: 
Occupation or Activity: Student,Student Activist

Iran Prisoner List: http://hyperactivist.info/ipr.html