HRANA – The Intelligence Ministry is determined to discover the identities of the individuals involved in exposing the rape and torture of prisoners in Rajaiee Shahr prison in Karaj.
Last week, Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) published two videos recorded by two different Rajaiee Shahr prison inmates who had been subjected to inhumane torture and rape by their captors. The contents of the videos and the extent of the injuries suffered by the two men were heartbreaking and shocking. Their sheer bravery in releasing the videos and bold expose of their conditions has inspired both awe and grave concern about their fate.
On Saturday, following the release of the videos by HRA, two agents from the Intelligence Ministry transferred twenty prisoners to the Security Office in Rajaiee Shahr prison where they were interrogated and threatened. They also moved Mohsen Beikvand, the victim in one of the videos, to solitary confinement.
Mr. Beikvand, who was severely tortured by an integrator named Hassan Akharian, was transferred to solitary confinement for not cooperating with the Intelligence Ministry interrogators and refusing to disclose the name of his interviewer and cameraman.
In addition, unknown men have contacted Mr. Bahram Tasviri, the other victim from the videos, and told him that his image and reputation have been shattered outside of prison with the publication of these videos.
It should be noted that the two Intelligence Ministry agents were sent from Tehran solely for the purpose of investigating and identifying the individuals involved in the publication of these videos. So far, none of the authorities have taken a single step to investigate the evidence presented in the videos or to interview the victims in order to punish the perpetrators of these crimes.
The videos, which are in Farsi, and some pictures from the videos are included below. We are currently working on adding English subtitles to the videos.