Iran’s Prisons Are ‘Hell on Earth’
After Ebrahim Raisi was appointed Iran’s Judiciary Chief earlier this year, he completely transformed prisons into centers of torture and forced disappearances, according to sources in Iran.
A report from inside the Karaj Central Prison reveals:
The density of prisoners in the prison cells
The capacity of the halls of the central prison in Karaj is for 200 persons, but with the transfer of large numbers of prisoners to the halls, they have increased the population to 700. Due to the lack of beds in the cells, many inmates are sleeping on the ground and on cardboard boxes. Prison hygiene is very low and the environment is dirty and unhealthy.
Mentally ill prisoners and those with hepatitis live with other prisoners without any treatment and may transmit the disease to other prisoners.
Shortage and lack of water
Lack of hygiene is exacerbated by daily water cuts. Prison water is disconnected every day for four hours from 2-6 pm. When the prisoners protested, the prison chief responded by saying, “Go thank God that the electricity is not cut off.”
Threats and repression, consequences of prisoners’ protest in prison
Inmates who protest against the deteriorating prison situation face consequences including ostensible ‘accidents’ or ‘suicide’. While the prison chief and wardens control the prison, they repress every protest and beat the prisoners in various ways.
The forced disappearance of prisoners
Any protest that includes more than one prisoner is considered a riot. Protesters are killed very easily or severely wounded with knives. According to some witnesses, on occasions, prisoners do not return after being thrown into solitary confinement. The wardens explain that the prisoners had committed suicide.
Read more at: Iran Focus
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Nov 21, 2019 Comments Off on Iran using shoot-to-kill policy on protesters
Nov 21, 2019 Comments Off on Iran has claimed ‘victory’ after protests. So why is the internet still off?
Nov 20, 2019 Comments Off on Israel strikes dozens of Iranian targets in Syria following rocket attack
Nov 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests
Nov 21, 2019 Comments Off on Israel carries out ‘wide-scale strikes’ on Iranian forces in Syria
Nov 16, 2019 Comments Off on Why aren’t Israel and the US responding to Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Threats?
Nov 15, 2019 Comments Off on Iran war alert as Tehran taunts Trump – ‘Don’t dare attack us, we’re ready if you do!’
Nov 14, 2019 Comments Off on Electors of Iran’s next leader cannot even protect themselves against IRGC
Nov 20, 2019 Comments Off on Israel strikes dozens of Iranian targets in Syria following rocket attackIsrael strikes dozens of Iranian targets in Syria following rocket attack Israel strikes dozens of Iranian targets in Syria following rocket attack The Israeli military on Wednesday said it struck dozens of Iranian...
Nov 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protestsVerified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered from human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces, which...
Mar 27, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran’s Revolutionary GuardsU.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran’s Revolutionary Guards U.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran’s Revolutionary Guards The United States on Tuesday imposed fresh sanctions on a network of companies and people in Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates it...