Monthly Report August 2021,Iran Human Rights MonitorPublished by Ali on September 17, 2021
International Liberty Association: Hacked footage from security cameras in Iran’s Evin Prison and the ILA:publication of some of the prison’s documents published online by a group of revealed a fraction of the crimes committed in Iran’s prisons. The footage shows guards beating and dragging prisoners on the floor. The videos also show inmates attempting to commit suicide, overcrowded cells, and cells with horrible conditions. The release of these images provoked strong reactions from international human rights organizations. The head of Iran’s prisons, Mohammad Mehdi Haj Mohammadi tweeted on August 24, 2021, that he accepts “responsibility,” asks “forgiveness” from God, and said he would make an “effort” to prevent further mistreatment yet has yet to follow through on his pledge. It was a rare admission of abuse by authorities. After the videos surfaced, human rights organizations and activists reiterated calls to hold the regime to account for its human rights abuses. “This disturbing footage offers a rare glimpse of the cruelty regularly meted out to prisoners in Iran. It is shocking to see what goes on inside the walls of Evin prison, but sadly the abuse depicted in these leaked video clips is just the tip of the iceberg of Iran’s torture epidemic,” said Heba Morayef, Middle East and North Africa Regional Director at Amnesty International.