Prison Guards Raid Different Wards of Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – By the order of Mohammad Mardani, head of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, anti-riot police of this prison, in an unusual inspection of some of the halls of ward 4, attempted to beat a large number of prisoners and destructed their properties. During the investigation which is said to be done in order to stop the reports of human rights violations from Rajai Shahr prison, TVs and even the walls of some of the cells were destroyed. There is no information about the fate of prisoners who have been beaten.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), about 100 anti-riot forces of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, under the pretext of inspection attempted to beat prisoners and destroy their properties. Continue reading “Prison Guards Raid Different Wards of Rajai Shahr Prison”

Head of Rajai Shahr Prison Calls for Expediting the Executions

HRANA News Agency – According to the documents that HRANA has obtained, Mohammad Mardani, head of Rajai Shahr prison, in the administrative correspondence related to the cases of several prisoners of death row, titled as “thugs”, has requested expedition of their execution.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), although the prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj had already reported multiple violations of their rights by Rajai Shahr prison authorities and in particular Mohammad Mardani, head of the prison, Daryoush Amirian director and his deputy Mirzaee, including beating and provoking bloody clashes, but to prove his offenses including working with the prison mafia, beatings and misusing the power is difficult and sometimes impossible for the Human rights Organization, due to restrictions. Continue reading “Head of Rajai Shahr Prison Calls for Expediting the Executions”

Additional Information on the Latest Executions in Ghezel Hesar Prison

HRANA News Agency – 11 death row prisoners who had been transferred from different prisons to solitary confinements in Ghezelhesar prison were executed by hanging on July 17. Two of them were executed in public and 9 of these prisoners were executed in Ghezelhesar prison. 7 of them have been identified by HRANA so far.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 11 prisoners from different prisons including 4 from Central Prison of Karaj, 4 from Great Prison of Tehran, 1 from Ghezelhesar prison, 1 from Rajaei Shahr and one female prison from an unknown location had been transferred to solitary confinements of Ghezelhesar prison for execution. Continue reading “Additional Information on the Latest Executions in Ghezel Hesar Prison”

At Least 3 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – At least 3 prisoners out of 10 who had been transferred to solitary confinements in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj were hanged in this prison.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the death sentences of at least 3 prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinements in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj were executed. Continue reading “At Least 3 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison”

At Least 6 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – At least six prisoners were executed on July 11, in Rajai Shahr prison mainly on charge of murder. The prisoners had been transferred to solitary confinements along with 5 to 7 other prisoners, on Sunday. 5 of the prisoners were returned to their wards and their sentences were not carried out after getting the consent or deadline to provide the blood money.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least six prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison on charge of murder. Continue reading “At Least 6 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison”

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Pressures Grow on Political Prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – In the wake of the on-going persecution and restrictions on political prisoners of Rajaee Shahr prison in Karaj, at least ten prisoners were deprived of going to the clinic due to refusing to wear prison slippers. Some of these prisoners were deprived of weekly visits with the families for the same reason.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in the wake of the on-going persecution and restrictions on political prisoners of Rajaee Shahr prison in Karaj, at least ten prisoners were deprived of going to the clinic due to refusing to wear prison slippers. Continue reading “Pressures Grow on Political Prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison”

Political Prisoners Attend Barefoot the Prison Visits in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Political prisoners who wanted to meet their families, attended the hall with barefoot as a sign of protest, in the wake of the ongoing persecution of prison security officials to adopt disrespectful and uncommon manners of body searches of prisoners and their families as well as prohibition of the use of shoes by political prisoners. The protest of prisoners led to delays in weekly visits.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), as protest to the pressure and restrictions on political prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison such disrespectful and uncommon manners of body searches of prisoners and their families and prohibition of the use of shoes in hall 12 and limiting the movement of political prisoners in this hall, the prisoners refused to wear slippers while going to meet their families on June 8. Continue reading “Political Prisoners Attend Barefoot the Prison Visits in Rajai Shahr Prison”

Specific Prisoners not Allowed to Meet Authorities Visiting Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – On June 1, 2016, before the arrival of a delegation of high-ranking officials of the Human Rights Council of the Judiciary to visit the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, prisoners who were thought to tend to protest, including “Behnam Ebrahimzadeh” imprisoned labor activist were transferred to the security office violently and were held there until the end of the visit of the delegation. This caused the protests of the prisoners.
According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), some of the prisoners who were thought to tend to protest, including “Behnam Ebrahimzadeh” imprisoned labor activist were taken to the security office violently and were held there until the end of the visit of the delegation. The purpose of this was to prevent them from talking to or protesting at the delegation of high-ranking officials of the Human Rights Council of the Judiciary and journalists. Continue reading “Specific Prisoners not Allowed to Meet Authorities Visiting Rajai Shahr Prison”

11 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Eleven prisoners (all 22 to 25 years) were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison on charge of murder on May 25, 2016. One of the prisoners whose identity has been verified by the HRANA, was a juvenile offender and was 16 years old at the time of arrest.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a group of 11 persons all from 22 to 25 years old in Rajai Shahr prison who had been transferred to the solitary confinements, were hanged on May 25, 2016. Continue reading “11 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison”

Prison Guard Raids Political Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – About 100 troops of the Prison Guards in Rajai Shahr prison attacked the hall 21 of ward 7 in Rajai Shahr prison and violently inspected and destroyed political-security prisoners’ belongings.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 100 black troops of security guards of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, with baton and antiriot cover attacked the Hall 21, ward 7 of Rajai Shahr and violently inspected and destroyed political-security prisoners belongings, on 14th May, at 9am. Continue reading “Prison Guard Raids Political Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison”