Children of Evin Prison
|April 12, 2012|
Ehsan Mehrabi, an Iranian journalist who spent time in Evin prison, recently wrote an article about stories that he witnessed inside the prison. He uploaded the article (originally published on Iran Green Voice) and a picture of the children of four imprisoned dissidents on his Facebook page. The picture was taken in the Evin prison visitor’s lobby and shows Mohammad Amin (son of Farid Taheri), Kahen (son of Babak Dashab) and Mohammad Erfan (son of Amirkhosro Dalirsani), waiting to visit their fathers for the Iranian New Year.
He wrote that these children had become as famous as their parents on the Internet, similar to imprisoned dissident Nasrin Sotoudeh and her children. He described one story about a child of one of the dissidents who mistakenly believed that his father had become a bank teller, after visiting his father for the first time after he was imprisoned. The child told his friend that had seen his father behind a windshield, so therefore, he must be working in a bank now.