Posted by: bahareiran | August 31, 2010

Aids and other illnesses spreading in Iranian prisons

The chairman of the Iranian regime’s Prisons Organization admitted to a growing number of tuberculosis and Aids infections among Iranian prisoners as well as drug smuggling in the regime’s prisons.

The state-run media reported on Sunday that Gholam-Hossein Esmaili said 1.7 percent of the prisoners have been infected with the Aids virus and 265 inmates are suffering from tuberculosis.

He added, “Even after all the controls have been put in place, the Prisons Organization can never completely stop the smuggling of drugs into the prisons.”

It is worth mentioning that the main culprits of smuggling drugs into prisons are the regime’s own wardens and interrogators. On Thursday, a clerical regime official, Zaeri, said, “In our system, even healthy people who, for example, are imprisoned on charges of fraud become addicted to drugs while spending time in prison.”

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