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A Prisoner Committed Suicide and Died in Rajaei Shahr Prison

Posted on: 13th January, 2017
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Gholam Shokri Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, Tehran, Iran

HRANA News Agency – A prisoner with life imprisonment sentence, hanged himself in Rajaei Shahr prison and died.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), a prisoner who had been sentenced to life in prison for rubbery, committed suicide and hanged himself with a rope and died on Tuesday, December 20.

HRANA has identified this prisoner as Gholam Shokri.

A close source to this prisoner mentioned that he had been in prison for the past 15 years and told HRANA’s reporter, “Mr. Shokri was arrested during the police operation for dismantling a rubbery gang with the name of Divar-e-Chin (Wall of China); some of the arrestees were executed, and some others, like this prisoner were sentenced to life imprisonment”.

This source responded to a question regarding the reasons behind this suicide, “it is not exactly clear why he has done that but it is possible it was due to long time pressures in prison, that Mr. Shokri has committed suicide”.

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