Political Prisoners of Rajai Shahr Prison Transferred to a New Hall

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – An estimated number of 50 Political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj have been transferred to a new security ward. In this ward, where even bathrooms are equipped with CCTV cameras, there are more limits for prisoners. This new situation has prompted political prisoners to protest. 12 prisoners have gone on hunger strike and 6 inmates are in solitary confinement. Tensions in this ward continue.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), with the presence of a large number of prison guards, and without prior notice, about 50 political prisoners in Hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj were transferred to a place which has been built from a long time ago by the security forces. This site is equipped with a large number of surveillance cameras and surveillance devices, as well as shields that separate it from the rest of the prison. Political prisoners have been protesting at this place since their transfer, on July 30. (more…)

Shahin Aghdami Went on Hunger Strike for a ‘Limited Time’

Posted on: July 13th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Jafar (Shahin) Aghdami, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, shaved his hair and has gone on hunger strike for a limited time in protest of the unconventional inspecting of families and young children in the visiting room at Rajai Shahr prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Jafar (Shahin) Aghdami has gone on a 3-day long hunger strike to protest against the unconventional inspecting of families and young children which has terrorized children in the visiting room. (more…)