Latest Situation of Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison: Hunger Strike Continues

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – An estimated number of 50 political prisoners held in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj have been transferred to a new and security hall in recent weeks. There are the deprivations which have been imposed on prisoners in this hall where even the toilets are equipped with CCTV cameras. The situation has prompted political prisoners to protest. At least 18 prisoners are on the 25th day of their hunger strike in a critical condition.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 53 political-security prisoners detained in hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj were transferred to a hall which was previously rebuilt and developed by security forces, with the presence of a large number of prison guards, without prior notice on July 30, 2017. The hall is equipped with a large number of surveillance cameras and surveillance devices, as well as the shields that separate it from the rest of the prison. (more…)

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…)

Pressures Rise on Prisoners of Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Thousands of prisoners in Rajai shahr prison in Karaj, are suffering from health and respiratory problems more than before. That is due to the lack of ventilation systems after the closure of fresh air to the Halls and rooms in this prison. In addition, during the recent months, prisoners have reported the spread of headaches and nausea among prisoners following the installation of a large number of parasite devices in the prison.

According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, is an old prison that has a population of several times more than its capacity. (more…)

At Least 8 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: August 17th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – At least eight prisoners charged with “murder” were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. It is to say that, two other prisoners were executed in Tabriz Central Prison and one prisoner in Adel Abad prison, in Shiraz, on similar charges.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least 14 prisoners charged with murder had been transferred to solitary confinement in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj, on April 16, 2017, and at least eight of them were executed in this prison, on April 18. (more…)

Mistreatment of Sunni Prisoners at Prison Visits

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison who have been deported from different areas of the country to the prison, are discriminated against and mistreated at the time of prison visits. It has been reported that the inspection of families is being done violently especially for young children which scared them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sunni prisoners in hall 21 of ward 7 of Rajai Shahr prison, are being discriminated against and mistreated at the time prison visits. (more…)

The ‘Bloody Ring’ of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: May 27th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – At least two of the prisoners of ward 6 in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, committed suicide, to protest at being exiled to Hall 11 of ward 4, known as the “Bloody Ring.” The term in this prison refers to the halls which are used by prison officials to put those who have problems with each other or mafia gangs within the prison, and are created and managed for clearing between prisoners. Recently, at least six other prisoners in similar protests committed suicide or self-mutilation.

An informed source, regarding the condition of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj told HRANA’s reporter: “When the transfer order was issued, Navid Yaghmai tried to protest against that by cutting his hand to committee suicide, and Amir Nemati known as A’del, also committed self-mutilation to avoid going there and gave ultimatum that if they would transfer him he would commit suicide, but “Hassan Kurd”, head of the ward 6, and head of the Rajai Shahr prison’s security, threatened him and took him and transferred him by force.” (more…)

3 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – On January 4, 2017, three prisoners, including two prisoners charged with “Muharebeh through armed robbery” were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 4, 2017, three prisoners, charged with “Muharebeh and drug related charges” were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. (more…)

The Newest List of Political Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – This report contains the information about 69 political and security prisoners and detainees in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj as the latest update about the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience in this prison. The report also features a brief description and allegations of the prisoners.

It is more than a decade that HRANA, Human Rights Activists News Agency of in Iran, is monitoring the status of prisoners of conscience in Iran’s prisons, publishes and updates the status of prisoners of conscience as a part of the institution’s ongoing work. (more…)

Prisoners of 3 Prisons Face Lack of Hitting in the Winter

Posted on: December 17th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Despite the wave of the cold weather in the country, at least in  Evin prison in Tehran, Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, and Central Prison of Urmia, lack of heating appliances, cutting off the gas, lack of warm water, and out of work powerhouses, have caused serious problems for prisoners.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), frequent disconnections of gas in Evin prison, including in women’s ward and wards number 350, 8 and 4 of this prison, has caused severe cold and cut of hot water. (more…)

At Least 2 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: May 22nd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – At least two prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, and a number of other prisoners were returned to the cell from the gallows.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at dawn on Wednesday 11th May, at least two prisoners were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. (more…)