On Wednesday, July 14th, following the improper distribution of food rations by the authorities of Urmia Prison, a clash broke out between prisoners.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, one prisoner was killed and 16 others were injured during the altercation.
The identity of the murdered prisoner has been verified by HRANA as Karim Babaei.
An informed source told HRANA about the incident,“The date ration has been unequally distributed and has not reached many prisoners, which has led to physical clashes between prisoners.”
During the clash, Karim Babaei was hit in the head and lost his life. Another prisoner was stabbed and 15 others suffered burns from hot water.
The poor economic conditions of prisoners and their families outside the prison, especially in recent years, have led to the inability of many prisoners to pay for their expenses.
The quality and quantity of food rations has been an ongoing issue for inmates of Urmia Prison.