Reza Khandan: It’s as if Nasrin has disappeared!

Update from Reza Khandan, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband
Translation by Banooye Sabz
Original translation has been modified by the Free Nasrin blog.

Reza Khandan, November 15, 2012: Today, for the second week in a row, we went to the visitation area in Evin Prison. Visitation for prisoners detained in ward 209 [run by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence) is on Thursdays.  But, despite the fact that Nasrin was transferred to a solitary confinement cell in ward 209 15 days ago,  [prison authorities in ward 209] have told us Nasrin is not one of their prisoners. Evin Prison authorities, however, claim that Nasrin is being held in ward 209. When no one is willing to take responsibility for holding Nasrin, then from a judicial point of view, it’s as if Nasrin has disappeared.

Even though Nasrin has never been issued a court order to deprive her of family visitations she remains isolated and her visitation rights continue to be denied. The [Iranian authorities] no longer even pretend to adhere to their own regulations and laws. They will do anything in order to place pressure on prisoners and their family members…

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