Posted by: bahareiran | October 9, 2010

Women in Evin Prison face continuing water shortage and unsanitary conditions

Prisoners in the Public Women’s Cellblock in Evin Prison have been facing serious sanitary problems in the last eight days because of the constant water shortage and lack of water. This cellblock has had a water shortage and water cut off in the last few months. Since last week, because the lack of water lasted for a longer time up to 24 hours, these jailed women have been faced with serious problems.

According to reports, there are about 20 infants and children under two year of age who are kept along with their mothers in this cellblock and the lack of water has led to problems for these children.

Gholamhossein Ismaili, the head of the Prison Organization, said on October 6, that the sanitary condition of prisons in Iran is ‘satisfactory’.


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