Political prisoners in grave danger in Gohardasht PrisonPublished by International Liberty Association on August 15, 2017
According to reports from Iran 53 political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj (North-west Tehran), have been attacked and transferred to a different hall where their lives are at risk.
On Sunday, 30 July, these prisoners mainly in hall 12 of ward 4 of the prison, were viciously attacked and transferred to hall 10 where more than 60 surveillance devices and closed-circuit cameras have been installed to prevent leaking of any reports to the outside. According to reports all the windows in this hall have been covered with metal sheets. The transferred prisoners have launched a hunger strike protesting the regime’s pressures and conspiracies. They include Abolqassem Fouladvand, Hassan Sadeghi, Saeed Masouri, Reza Akbari Monfared, Jafar Eqdami, Amir Qaziyan, Khaled Heradani, Zaniyar and Loqman Moradi.
A number of the prisoners are in poor physical condition as they have been denied access to their medicine and also due to the lack of any ventilation.