A Report about the Condition of 51 Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison
HRANA News Agency – After the “Black Monday” when 37 Sunni prisoner under high security conditions were transferred to solitary confinements and the execution of at least 20 of them, currently 51 Sunni prisoners with different sentences including death row ones in ward number 7 are serving under stress and daily fear.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), currently 51 Sunni prisoners are being kept in hall number 21 of ward number 7 of Rajaei Shahr prison.
Of these 51 prisoners, 11 are under death-row and the supreme court is processing the sentences of 7 of them.
5 prisoners with long term sentences from 10 to 15 years and 35 with medium term sentences, from 5 to 10 years are being held in this ward as well.
Based on HRANA’s reporters’ findings, 5 prisoners are suffering from serious illnesses, including heart disease, despite the fact that medical facilities and access to medicine and proper treatment is limited.
Need to be mentioned on Black Monday of Rajaei Shahr prison, after unprecedented raid of black uniformed prison guards, 37 death row prisoners of ward number 10 were transferred to solitary confinements under top security condition with handcuffs, shackles and blindfolded. According to judiciary, the sentences of at least 20 of them were executed. However, some others unofficial sources estimated that up to 26 prisoners were executed.
HRANA had reported that Farshid Naseri, Barzan Nasrollah Zadeh, Seyed Jamal Seyed Mousavi, Farzad shahnazari, and Taimoor Naderzadeh are 5 prisoners who had been transferred to hall number 7 from solitary confinements later.
Also in another report, HRANA published a video of the defenses of 4 prisoners before their execution.
Need to be mentioned that at least 11 Sunni prisoners in Rajaei Shahr are in danger of being executed. Among them, only two prisoners, including one minor were saved from mass executions. Due to recent unprecedented mass executions they are serving along with 49 other prisoners, including 9 with death sentences, in fear of being executed.
Harassment and threatening have not stopped inside the prison, and after the mass execution the families and prisoners were pushed to a nasty game, even though some of the family members have seen the corpses of their beloved ones, Behesht-e-Zahra (cemetery) authorities in response to their request for normal services stated to some of the families that the graves were empty and “these people were just transferred here and have not died that you are looking for their graves”.