Prison Guard Raids Sunni Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: 11th August, 2016
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HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners of hall 21 in ward 7 of Rajai Shahr prison have gone on hunger strike to protest against the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners. In a tense atmosphere in this prison, the prison guards attacked the prisoners and beat them, destructed and seized their property, and threatened them with further executions. Prison officials kept them handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded for nearly 7 hours in the sun and the heat in the prison yard.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), after the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison, prisoners in hall 21 of ward 7 who are charged with the similar allegations but have not been sentenced to death, went on hunger strike.

On Thursday afternoon prison guards in the company of security forces raided the ward of these prisoners, and after beating them, handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded them and transferred them to the yard.

The security forces then began to search the ward and exercised deliberate and extensive destruction of their property, and even parts of the walls of the ward were demolished by security forces under the pretext of inspection.

Security forces kept them handcuffed and shackled in warm and sunny weather from 1 pm until around 7 pm, and while insulting and beating some of them, threatened them with imminent execution.

After security forces’ inspections, they isolated specifically Foad Rezazadeh and Marivan Karkuki and beat them more than the others.

It is to say that, these prisoners’ hunger strike still continues.

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