Ayuob Asadi at kasmar’s prison

In the last two days, Ayoub Asadi’s family, a Kurdish political prisoner, travelled from Marivan to Kashmar to visit their son in prison. But each time, the prison guards and Kashmar’s Court were referred them to a different excuse.

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, on April 27, the families of Ayoub Asadi, attended the Court in Kashmar after visiting their son in prison to discuss about his case, but the entrance guards prohibited them from entering for wearing the Kurdish costume and they insulted them.

The guards said “The Kurdish baggy trousers that the men of family wear are pants and they are not allowed to go inside the court with this informal clothes. Later on, several hours of delay, finally the elderly father of the family was allowed to enter the court.

The father of Ayoub Asadi said Kashmar prosecutors told him Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has directly interfered in the case of his son (because of sensitivity of his case) and his Furlough (Temporary leave) is under direct authorisation of Intelligence service. So far, they has been opposed the request of temporary leave for Asadi.

On Saturday, The prison guard kept the family in front of the prison gate for almost 8 hours pretext for the absence of a letter from the court. Asadi family lives in a city with 1400km distance from prison. Finally, at the end of their office hours the prison guards allowed them to visit their son for an hour.

Ayoub Asadi, Kurdish, from Marivan was arrested along with Mohammad Hossein Rezaei by IRGC agents in Boryer in Sarvabad, in 2011. They have been fired shots and wounded by IRGC agents. A farmer from the village nearby was also killed by the army. In 2012, Asadi was sentenced to 20 years in prison in exile at Kashmar, after three trials by branch 1 of the revolutionary court in Sanandaj chaired by Judge Babayi, for the vague charge of Moharebeh (enmity against God) through cooperation with Kurdish opposition groups. After the prisoner and his lawyer appealed the verdict, the case was sent to the Supreme Court for appeal, but they have since not heard a response from the court. Asadi has been summoned to begin serving his sentence on 28 April, 2014 and was directly exiled from the central prison of Sanandaj to Kashmar.

Asadi was suffering from asthma, lumbar disc disease and intestinal problems. He has been on hunger strike last year to protest against the lack of medical care and medical leave for 27 days. After a few months, the prisoner transferred outside the prison for examination by specialist in November last year, but due to missing medical prescription, his medications were handed over to him after 3 months.