Jailed for attending International Workers’ Day Demonstration; Neda Naji has her final trial

Posted on: July 12th, 2019

The final trial of Neda Naji was on July 08, 2019. She was arrested on International Workers’ Day demonstration on May 1, 2019 along with 10 others. On June 15, 2019 she was transferred from Evin prison’s Ward 209 to the Qarchak prison in Varamin. She is charged with “assembly and collision”, “propaganda against the stat”, “disturbing the public order”, and “disobeying the order or the government officials”.

On July 6, her husband, Jamanl Ameli, wrote on his personal Twitter account that Naji was beaten twice in the prison by a prisoner and a prison official and she was transferred to the health ward in prison because of her blurred vision after the attack. He added that Naji and Atefeh Rangriz are in danger in Qarchak prison.

Naji and 10 other arrestees had participated in a protest in front of the parliament on May 1, 2019. A few of them were released but Neda Naji, Atefeh Rangriz, and Marzieh Amiri are still in prison. Anisha Asadollahi who was released on bail was arrested again on June 18 and was transferred to Evin prison’s Ward 209. Her case is in process at Court Branch 2 of Evin Prison Court. Moreover, Marzieh Amiri’s hearing was on July 3, 2019 and she charged with “assembly and collusion” and “disturbing public order” and the judge refused the request to release on bail.

Qarchak Women’s Prison: Iran’s Largest Women’s Prison

Posted on: October 24th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Shahr-e Rey Prison which is known as “Qarchak Women’s Prison” and “women’s Kahrizak”, is located on the Tehran-Varamin Highway before Qarchak city. The conditions of this prison are unbearable for prisoners, conditions that include the Qarchak women prison conditions are unbearable for the prisoners, conditions that include the “outbreak of dangerous diseases”. These conditions are caused by the geographical location, small space, and high population, shortage of water and sanitation facilities, violence and lack of segregation of prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Qarchak Women’s Prison is made of 7 warehouse buildings that is holding approximately 2000 women and some children; this number varies in different seasons. (more…)