Golrokh Iraee: Zeinab Jalalian is a symbol of struggle and resistancePublished by Ali on May 14, 2020
International Liberty Association: In a letter sent out from Qarchak Prison in Varamin, Golrokh Iraee revealed that the Iranian regime has been greater pressure on political prisoners by transferring them to the notorious prison for women.
Golrokh Iraee wrote that two Kurdish political prisoners, Zeinab Jalalian who was transferred from Khoy Prison on April 28, and Sakineh Parvaneh who has been taken to a mental hospital several times, are under further pressure from the regime in Qarchak Prison.
The text of her letter follows:
Zeinab Jalalian is one of the longest-detained political prisoners in Iran. After spending years in various detention centres and prisons, and after enduring tremendous torture, she has been recently relocated from the Prison of Khoy, which is close to the place of residence of her family, to the Qarchak Prison in Varamin where she is facing renewed pressure from intelligence agents.
Zeinab Jalalian has resisted against all the threats and harassments over her long term imprisonment, not giving up to the pressures dictating confessions to her. This untimely transfer after years of incarceration, as well as the transfer of another Kurdish political prisoner, Sakineh Parvaneh, who has endured heavy pressure in recent months in the Qarchak Prison in Varamin have been carried out to exert more pressure on them.
Since being transferred to Qarchak Prison, Sakineh Parvaneh has been taken to the Aminabad Mental Hospital several times where she has been further pressured and brutalized. All this indicate violations of human rights.
We condemn these vindictive measures by intelligence agencies and believe that remaining silent against them is a crime, imposing a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of their claimants.
Zeinab Jalalian is not only a person or just a prisoner. She is the meaning of struggle… She is the teacher of alphabets of freedom-loving. She is the meaning of Resistance…
On the tenth anniversary of the execution of (Kurdish teacher and political prisoner) Farzad Kamangar, we commemorate him who preferred to be flogged and hanged rather than giving in to personal interests.
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee
May 8, 2020
Qarchak Prison in Varamin