UPDATE 9 May 2023: #YoussefMehrad & #SyedSadrullahFazlizare held in Arak prison #Iran been transferred to solitary. Both men sentenced to death on blasphemy charges. Sudden transfer to solitary is sign they may be executed imminently, usually during morning call to prayers. #Iran #MahsaAmini
#YoussefMehrad and #SyedSadrullahFazlizare, two prisoners of conscience held in Arak prison, have been transferred to solitary confinement, per various reports. Both men have been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges (Sab al-Nabi: insulting the sacred). The sudden transfer of prisoners to solitary is a sign that they may be executed imminently, usually during the morning Azaan or call to prayers. A protest has been called in front of the prison before morning prayers on Friday 6 May to demand a cancellation of the executions.