Eleven Sunni political prisoners are currently being held in solitary confinement awaiting execution, Iran.
Fears for their welfare are growing, and there has been no recent news about many of them. They are all under pressure, with some being tortured, beaten and mistreated.
Top row (from Left):
1. Mokhtar Rahimi (Evin prison)
2. Seddigh Mohammadi (Ghezel Hesar prison)
3. Talib Malaki (Evin prison)
4. Kaveh Sharifi (Evin prison)
5. Hamed Ahmadi (Ghezel Hesar prison)
6. Shahram Ahmadi (Evin prison)
Bottom row (from left):
1. Jamshed Dehghani (Ghezel Hesar prison)
2. Jahangir Dehghani (Ghezel Hesar prison)
3. Sheikh Kaveh Vaisi (Evin prison)
4. Behrouz Shahnazari (Evin prison)
5. Kamal Molayee (Ghezel Hesar prison)
According to reports, there are fears that the men will be executed soon. The five in solitary confinement, and a sixth prisoner in Unit 3 of the prison (Seddigh Mohammadi) were all scheduled to be executed in September this year.
Their execution was postponed for a month by the authorities, and they are now once again in danger of execution.
A source told HRA News Agency, "officials from the Ministry of Intelligence informed [the families] that the death sentences for the six men was binding, and would be implemented soon."
The men in solitary confinement have been on hunger strike since November 4, 2013, in protest at being transferred from their cells. There are worries that the transfer is in preparation for their execution.
Prison guards violently removed them from their cells to transfer them, and they were harshly beaten. According to sources, the men were badly injured.
Two of the men, Hamed Ahmadi and Jamshed Dehgani, are in a very bad condition. They are suffering from internal bleeding from the stomach in addition to injuries caused by the guards and the effects of the hunger strike.
There has been no recent news about the six prisoners in Evin prison, and there are serious fears for their welfare. They have been in solitary confinement for more than a month.
They are held under extreme pressure, and the prison is notorious for its torture and ill-treatment of detainees.
Sheikh Kaveh Vaisi and Mokhtar Rahimi were able to contact their family and inform them about the pressure they were under. They also said that they had no news about the condition of the four other brothers.
Shahram Ahmadi had been psychologically tortured by prison guards, who would regularly simulate his execution.
They would tell him that his execution will be carried out, and they would even take him to the execution ground until he believes that he is about to be executed. Then they return him to his cell. This has been repeated on a number of occasions.
He was only being given one meal in the morning, and was forced to remain hungry until the following day.
There has been no news about the remaining three brothers, but it is likely that they are being held under similar pressure.
They were active in peacefully teaching their people Sunni Islam, and calling them to follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Actively calling to Sunni Islam can be dangerous in the Shia-ruled Iran.
Many preachers who actively spread Sunni Islam or speak against the regime are harassed, imprisoned and even executed.
Please keep our brothers in your du'a.