20 , January , 2011
There are some startling news about the appalling situation of female prisoners in winter time and the possibility of three executions to be undertaken soon.
The women in Evin prison are in poor conditions. Some of them in kept in the notorious Block 209, others are being held in general block, Methadone ward whilst three more are kept in the same room which the prominent Shahla Jahed was kept before execution.
Nazanin Khosravani is being held in Block 209 of Evin Prison. Her family have been quoted saying:” Nazanin has told us that the cell is so cold that it is comparable to sleeping on a sheet of ice”. They added:” We have sent some warm cloths to Nazanin but we don’t know why prison staff haven’t delivered them ”.
It is unknown how many prisoners are kept in 209 of Evin prison but according to the news received by “Change for Equality“, three prisoners, Hengameh Shahidi, Faremeh Khoramjou and Zahra Bahrami, are being kept in the former cell of Shahla Jahed and with the remainder held in the Methadone ward. The prisoners in latter section are taken outside at different times from the other prisoners and are not allowed to make telephone calls. Also, in the general Block, there is no hot water and food is poor. In ward 2 of general Block, there is a ratio of 4 telephones to 300 prisoners. Prisoners are allowed to talk on phone between 8 AM and 10 PM, giving each prisoner only about 3 minutes to talk.
In the corridors of general Methadone ward Block tension is high with rumor of the early execution of Kobra Rahmanpour, Lida Tavakoli and Sowgand Jahani.Jahani is less than 20 years old and is accused of the murder of her husband.
At the same time, according to some sources, in one of Evin prison’s solitary cells, Ladan Mostowfi, 45 , daughter of Manoochehr, has been kept for a substantial term. She has been accused of the crime of ”Moharebeh” which crimes against Islam and the Islamic Regime.