The political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz who was being held in Gohardasht Prison’s quarantine and solitary confinement, has been transferred to ward 4, Hall 12 of the prison on Sunday October 9. It should be mentioned that although his sentence has ended, but he has been asked to provide a huge bail in order to get released. If unable to provide the bail, he will have to wear an ankle bracelet on his release from prison to be constantly monitored. Farahi Shandiz has refused to accept such humiliating terms.
Also the intelligence agents as well as Gohardasht Prison officials have offered a number of prisoners, including two Baha’i political prisoners Mousivand and Jalilzadeh, to wear electronic ankle bracelets in exchange for their release. These prisoners have not agreed to such humiliating terms either.
In a letter in this regard, Mehd Farahi Shandiz writes:
I was summoned a few days ago by the Rajai Shahr Prison officials to the Office of Enforcement and asked to pay three million (~£772) as well as a monthly fee of 350,000 Tomans (~£90) in order to get released. I did not accept such humiliation. Besides, I tell the heads the tyranny that if anyone should ever be chained, that would be you the enemies of Iran who betrayed 80 million Iranian people as much as you could. And if anyone should be chained in a people’s court, that would be you (Khamenei, Rafsanjani, …) and all your gangs who turned Syria, Iraq and Yemen into a real hell, not me, a teacher whose only sin has been defending the rights of the Iranian people. I will never accept such humiliation and ask other prisoners of conscience not to agree with such humiliating terms either. Being chained deserves the beasts who destroyed the peace and comfort of Iranian people and the region.