Posted by: bahareiran | January 28, 2011

Political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison under increased pressure

Political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj were suddenly all transferred to Hall 12, Cellblock 4 in this prison without any previous warning. Sixty political prisoners are currently detained in this hall. Before this, minors and young prisoners were kept in this section.

This hall is a closed off area and does not have any communications with other halls. It has a corridor with cells on both sides and both doors of the corridors are locked. Most of the cells lack light bulbs and prisoners are left in the dark. The restrooms and bathrooms are out of order and very unhygienic. The smell of the sewage is also intolerable. There is no warm water in the bathroom and prisoners are forced to bathe with cold water. The sanitary conditions in the hall are deplorable. There are no warming appliances in the hall and prisoners are kept in very cold temperatures.

Political prisoners are also banned from making phone calls to their families and have not had any visits with their families since their transfer…

They have also been banned from going to the infirmary to get medicine since their transfer. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Jan. 26, 2011)

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