March 19, 2011
Father of Shabnam Madad zaadeh: No matter how much I screamed and tried to get help, there was no effect. None of the political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr women prison is feeling well. Iran News Agency: Shabnam Madad zaadeh, who was vice president of the student union called Tahkim Vahdat and the head of political brunch of student community in Tarbiat University, got arrested on February 19th 2009. After a16 months of her arrest and jail time in Evin prison, she was convicted to five years imprisonment in Rajaee Shahr Prison by judge Moghiseh in Revolution Court branch 28.She was accused for having contact with P.M.O.I (People`s Mojahedin of Iran Organization) and her support for them. Shabnam Madad Zaadeh’s father said:” Shabnam and all other political prisoners are not feeling well; they are all in bad condition physically and emotionally. Usually there is no water available to them or if there is water,it is too cold, and there is only one shower for everyone. There are all types of prisoners in jail, killers, addicts, and thieves. This is my daughter’s and other political prisoners’ situation in Jail”. Abdolali Madad Zaadeh pointing on being hopeless and don’t know what to do added:” If Shabnam get bothered she will not tell us and I am sure she is under pressure, because there are all types of people in there. It is impossible to be safe in the environment she is in, with all other criminal next to her.” About his last visit with his daughter he said: “ My last news from her is from about one month ago. I have no other news, because their phone is disconnected. I used to go visit her more often but I got sick and am not able to go the long way from Tabriz to Karaj. My age doesn’t allow me to do that. What should I do?” Shabnam Madad Zaadeh’s father was concerned about her daughter well being and said:” When there is no water or when the water is cold, when there is only one bath for that many prisoners, how can they take care of their needs. They have no clean environment.” Abdolali Madad Zaadeh was concern about his daughter health and talked about her situation and said:” Shabnam became ill; she got heart problem and other diseases. Almost all the women who are in jail have some medical issue and the doctor in jail doesn’t care about them. When they question them why they can’t get treatment, they response we didn’t bring u to jail to take care of you, we have to torture you.” Abdolali Zaadeh has witnessed the harsh reaction of regular prisoners during his visit with his daughter. In that regard he said:” They separate the political prisoners from other prisoners. They gather all of them in on room and there are two guards in the room at all the time controlling everyone in the room and no one can talk comfortably. During our visit we are not allowed to see other cellmates.” Mr. Zaadeh tried to contact authorities to get some help for her daughter situation. In this regard he said:” When I went to the office of D.A in Karaj they told me it is not our concern and we only have to keep them in there. Tehran D.A didn’t have a better response for us. When I asked if she get some break from jail or telephone contact they didn’t respond either. Now everything is in God’s hand. There is no other hope.” Mohammad Oliaee Far who was Shabnam’s and her brother Farzad’s lawyer, have been arrested and being sentenced after he got involved with their case. Shabnam a university student is in Rajaee prison is in danger among many other political prisoners. Their safety and security is in risk. Few days ago some family members of the women in Rajaee Shahr prison wrote a letter to Tehran D.A to inform him about their unlivable situation.