Political Prisoner Arzhang Davoudi Held Incommunicado In Zahedan Prison

Political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi is detained in a quarantined solitary cell incommunicado in the Central Prison of Zahedan, isolated away from other inmates.

In order to prevent leakage of any information on Mr Davoudi and his conditions, the regime is relocating him frequently among several prisons in Sistan and Baluchestan Province and does not keep him in one certain place. The regime's aim is to erase any trace of him.


Arzhang Davoudi has been in jail for 16 years. He is 67 years old and suffers from chronic diabetes. During his time in detention and under torture, he has partially lost his hearing and vision. As a result of beatings, his hip bone, right leg and left calf have been broken and he is hardly able to move.


Mr. Davoudi has spent time in various prisons, including the Evin Prison, the detention center of Ahvaz, the Central Prison of Bandar Abbas, Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison, the Central Prison of Zabol and the Central Prison of Urmia.


During his time in prison, Arzhang Davoudi has sent messages on various occasions denouncing the violations of human rights in the prisons of the clerical dictatorship.


In December 2017, when he learned of the nationwide Iran protests, he sent a message of support to the protesters:

“I love you all. I kiss you all, and I count on all of you for building a free Iran, a prosperous Iran, a democratic Iran, and an Iran filled with love, justice, and life.”