Who is Noorahmad Hasan Zahi, a political prisoner?
Political prisoner Noor Ahmad Hassan Zahi is one of the oldest Baloch political prisoners who has been in exile for 13 years in Khalkhal Central Prison.
Name and Surname: Noorahmad Hassan Zahi
Place of birth: Zahedan
Date of birth: 1986
Charges: Moharebeh; Action against national security and propaganda against the regime
Conviction: execution. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a reduction of one degree.
Date of last arrest: March 15, 2010
Places of imprisonment: Ardabil Central Prison
Compiled and edited: May 2023
Exiled political prisoner Noorahmad Hasan Zahi; Noor Mohammad’s son; married. And has three children; Born in 1986, he is a Sunni Baloch countryman living in Zahedan city.
Noorahmad Hassan Zahi arrested by the security forces on March 15, 2010 for the crime of acting against national security and propagandizing against the regime, and spent 9 months in the dreaded intelligence detention center under the most severe torture, often from the leg area on a bed called “bed of miracles.
Noorahmad Hassan Zahi says about the tortures inflicted on him: “I was in the worst possible situation for 9 months.
Including enduring dark solitude with closed eyes, as well as intense physical and mental tortures that I wished for death a hundred times a day. One of the physical tortures they did on me was a torture called the miracle bed. In this way, they put me on the bed and tied me, and they tied my hands with handcuffs and my feet with ropes. Then they tied the thumbs together separately with a thin rope so that I would not be able to make the slightest movement. Then they would brutally whip me on the soles of my feet with a thick cable.
In a way that caused deadly pain. After the torture, my legs were very swollen and bloody, and I could not even walk a step. Then two of the torturers took my hands and forced me to walk. I was passing out by pain, but they still did not give up and beat me with fists and kicks.They said you should walk, with my eyes closed, they beat me against door and wall and then put me in a dark cell.
Inside the cell was a lavatory stone with a half-meter wall between me and the lavatory stone. Despite the fact that the toilet was nearby, due to the intensity of the pain, I could go to the toilet by crawling or using the wall. Of course, in addition to these physical tortures, there were severe mental tortures as well, including threatening that if you don’t confess, we will bring your family and torture them in front of you.”
Noorahmad sentenced to 26 years of imprisonment
After 9 months in a show court. Noorahmad sentenced to 26 years of imprisonment and exiled to Khalkhal prison in Ardabil province on July 3, 2012.
After three years of his sentence, a riot took place in Khalkhal prison, which attributed to Noorahmad and other political prisoners. On June 6, 2015, this prisoner severely tortured along with a number of political prisoners on the false charge of disturbing the prison order and disobeying the prison officers. And then he transferred to the quarantine of Ardabil Central Prison. And by order of the judicial authorities, and prosecutor and assistant prosecutor of Ardabil prison, he was tortured for 35 days and nights. In these 35 days, not even a moment, even in emergency cases such as going to the toilet; They did not open his handcuffs and bindings while praying and eating. Political prisoner Noorahmad Hasan Zahi imprisoned in Ward 7 of Ardabil Central Prison for three years now. A number of other exiled political prisoners also imprisoned with him.
When Mr. Noorahmad Hassan Zahi arrested, his family, including his wife, 6-year-old disabled child, and 12-year-old brother, also arrested. According to relatives of this family, as a result of this arrest, Noorahmad Hassan Zahi’s wife suffered from mental problems. The effects of which are still there despite the passage of years. His brother also suffered from depression and because of this he could not continue his studies.
His disabled child died in January 2023 without the presence of his father after a period of severe illness. Hassan was able to attend his son’s grave after almost a month passed the death of his son. After the bail of one billion tomans. This is despite the fact that he had requested leave and visit with his son many times during his son’s illness. But every time the prison officials gave him a negative answer.
His family also threatened by the Zahedan prison court while following up on his legal status.
He was deported from Zahedan prison to Khalkhal in July 2012. He currently imprisoned in Khalkhal Central Prison.
Noorahmad Hassan Zahi witnessed the death of his son due to illness in February last year. This was while he was not able to see his child before his death. He sent on leave after the death of his son.
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