Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Children Denied Visitation with Their Mother on the 26th Day of Her Hunger Strike

From the Facebook of Reza Khandan husband of incarcerated human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh now on the 26th day of a hunger strike and in solitary confinement at Evin prison.

The prosecutor’s office contacted us stating that the children have been granted a face to face, personal visit with Nasrin. We went to the prosecutor’s office at Tehran Bazaar at around 1:00pm to pick up the letter granting us the visitation, picked Mehraveh up from school and arrived at Evin’s visitation area on time, taking Nima who has caught a cold along with us.

At the visitation area, despite the fact that prisoners are normally granted face to face visits if they present a letter, we were told that we need to go to the prison’s main gate in order to visit with Nasrin.

At the main gate, after presenting them with the letter allowing us to see Nasrin in person, we were forced to wait 3 hours. Nima who suffers from asthma started having a cough attack as a result of his cold and the poor air condition.

The prison’s administration office eventually closed and an hour after the official prison visitation hours and after such a long wait, we returned home extremely disappointed, never being able to see Nasrin.

The children were starring at that prison gate for 3 1/2 hours. Every time that gate opened and closed they waited patiently to hear their names so that they could see their mother. Alas it never happened!

It appears as though they all worked in unison to make sure our children would suffer today. I am sure they are playing even uglier games with Nasrin in her prison cell. I suppose if they succeed our country will be prosperous, our economy booming, poverty, addiction and unemployment will be eradicated and our country will stand tall , holding its head up high vis-a-vis the world at large!

Reza Khandan
Tehran November 11th, 2012

از دادستاني تماس گرفتند و گفتند بچه‌ها نامه‌ي ملاقات حضوري دارند. ظرف يك ساعت بايد خودم را به دادستاني كه در بازار تهران است ميرساندم، مهراوه را از مدرسه و نيما را كه سرما خورده است از خانه بر ميداشتم و سر ساعت در سالن ملاقات حاضر مي‌شديم.
سالن ملاقات كه هميشه با نامه‌ي دادستاني ملاقات حضوري ميدهد اعلام كرد كه ملاقات شما از درب اصلي زندان و محلي كه زندانيان رفت و آمد مي‌كنند بايد صورت بگيرد.
با اي
ن حال درب اصلي نامه‌ي دادستاني را از ما گرفت و درست سه ساعت و نيم ما را مقابل زندان منتظر گذاشت. سرفه‌هاي آسم نيما كه سرما خورده است در هواي آلوده‌ي آنجا شروع شد.
بخش اداري زندان تعطيل شد و يك ساعت پس از تعطيلي زندان دست از پا درازتر برگشتيم. 3 ساعت و نيم چشم بچه‌ها به در زندان بود و با هردفعه باز و بسته شدن منتظر بودند كه آنها را براي ملاقات صدا ميكنند. اما هيچوقت اين اتفاق نيفتاد.
اين هم ملاقات حضوري دادستاني بود براي بچه‌هايي كه مادرشان در اعتصاب غذا است و 4 ماه است كه از ملاقات حضوري بچه‌هايش محروم است.
همه‌‌ي آنها دست به دست هم دادند تا امروز حسابي حال بچه‌ها و ما را بگيرند. مطمئنا بازيهاي بدتري هم الان با نسرين در داخل سلول مي‌كنند و اگر موفق شوند كشور ما آباد اقتصاد ما پررونق، فقر، اعتياد و بيكاري ريشه‌كن و در مقابل كشورهاي ديگر سربلند خواهيم شد.

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