June 29, 2011
According to reports, prisoner Hassan Hosseinpour is in critical condition after 45 days in a solitary cell in the notorious Cellblock 1 in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.
This 30 year old prisoner was attacked by a prison gang on orders of prison officials for protesting the inhumane and intolerable prison conditions. He was attacked with a sharp object on his head, both hands and back. Hosseibpour was severely wounded and suffered a broken head.
He was taken to the infirmary and received stiches but was thrown in a solitary cell in cellblock 1 before he was completely healed.
Hosseinpour requested to be taken to the infirmary after a few days of severe pain in the solitary cell but prison guards took him to the torture chamber under the kitchen in Hall 3, Cellblock 1 instead. This room does not have a security camera like other cells. He was severely beaten with batons to the extent that all of his wounds reopened and he started bleeding again. He has now been in a solitary cell for more than 45 days and his wounds have become infected. He is in critical condition.
This prisoner was arrested in 2006 and was initially detained in the Shahpour Detention Center. He has been sentenced to death and 21 years of prison. He was denied the right to a lawyer in court. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Jun. 27, 2011)