Mistreatment of Sunni Prisoners at Prison Visits

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. Continue reading “Mistreatment of Sunni Prisoners at Prison Visits”

Concerns Rise about Putting New Pressure on Sunni Prisoners

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners of Rajaei Shahr are being kept in very bad conditions. However, these conditions could become even worse if they would be transferred to their previous hall and new pressures could be imposed on them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Sunni prisoners in hall number 21 of section 7 in Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj, are being kept in very bad conditions. However, there are concerns that they would be transferred to hall number 10 of ward number 4, which is the place that the executed prisoners were being kept, and consequently they would face new level of pressure by security authorities. Continue reading “Concerns Rise about Putting New Pressure on Sunni Prisoners”

Increasing Problems of Sunni Prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – With the beginning of the cold season, Sunni prisoners in Rajaei Shahr prison in Karaj are spending a hard time due to low standard of the remote ward that they are being kept in. The doors and the windows are not standard and there is no proper heating system. This condition has made the situation even harder for the ill prisoners.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), currently 50 Sunni prisoners are being kept in hall number 21 of section 7 of Rajaei Shahr prison. They facing hard conditions with the beginning of the cold season. Continue reading “Increasing Problems of Sunni Prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison”

Families of Executed Sunni Prisoners; Targets of Authorities’ Harassments

HRANA News Agency – After mass execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners in Rajaei Shahr on August 1st, some of their family members were witnessed they are buried, now these families are stuck in a disturbing game and left in bewilderment. Some officials in Behsht-e-Zahra (cemetery) told these families who went to request for some service related to the graves that they were empty, and after these families tried to get some information from Rajaei Shahr prison, the authorities told that, “They were just transferred there; they are not dead that you are looking for their graves”.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the families of executed Sunni prisoners of Rajaei Shahr became the victim of disturbing answers of authorities during their efforts to receive normal services by the cemetery. Continue reading “Families of Executed Sunni Prisoners; Targets of Authorities’ Harassments”

Properties of Executed Sunni Prisoners Treated as “War Booty”

HRANA News Agency – The head of Rajai Shahr prison has allowed criminal prisoners to “loot” the personal properties of executed Sunni prisoners. In response to several survivals’ protests, the prison officials said “These are the remnants of those executed as ‘war booty’ and we are free to decide about them.” However, according to the law, the belongings of the executed prisoners, belong to their heirs.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the head of ward 4 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj had opened the entrance door of Hall 10 (former hall of Sunni prisoners) where had been sealed by welding after the prisoners had been transferred for execution, and allowed the criminal prisoners to enter and loot the stuff of the executed prisoners. Continue reading “Properties of Executed Sunni Prisoners Treated as “War Booty””

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Eye Witnesses Explain Sunni Prisoners’ Mass-Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – On Monday, August 1, 2016, 36 death row Sunni prisoners were transferred to solitary confinements while being handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded under tight security measures by unprecedented onslaught of black guards of Rajai Shahr prison. One day later at least 20 of them were executed. Over time, further details of the events of “Black Monday” are being reported from eye witnesses from Rajai Shahr prison.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), based on additional information obtained from multiple firsthand sources, at 5:30 PM on Monday, August 1, one hundred Special Forces stopped all breaks, at the same time all vacations of prison staff were completely canceled and the prison became at their disposal on the orders of Special Forces Intelligence (or IRGC Intelligence). All the prison staff were summoned to prison. Heads of the wards who finish their job by 3:00 PM on usual days, returned to work on the order of the warden. Continue reading “Eye Witnesses Explain Sunni Prisoners’ Mass-Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison”

Prison Guard Raids Sunni Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners of hall 21 in ward 7 of Rajai Shahr prison have gone on hunger strike to protest against the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners. In a tense atmosphere in this prison, the prison guards attacked the prisoners and beat them, destructed and seized their property, and threatened them with further executions. Prison officials kept them handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded for nearly 7 hours in the sun and the heat in the prison yard.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), after the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison, prisoners in hall 21 of ward 7 who are charged with the similar allegations but have not been sentenced to death, went on hunger strike. Continue reading “Prison Guard Raids Sunni Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison”

Breaking News: Almost 20 Sunni Death Row Prisoners Taken to an Unknown Location

HRANA News Agency – Some hours ago, the prison guard of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj handcuffed, shackled, blindfolded a number of Sunni death row prisoners of ward 10 and transferred them to an unknown location. This has raised concerns about the possible execution of these prisoners.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the special guard of Rajai Shahr Prison transferred a number of Sunni death row prisoners of ward 10 to an unknown location. Continue reading “Breaking News: Almost 20 Sunni Death Row Prisoners Taken to an Unknown Location”

Tensions Grew in the Sunni Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – After insulting the sanctities of Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj by the authorities and the prisoners’ protests, the atmosphere in the prison was tense and prison guards were positioned at the entrance of Hall 21 to control the situation. Protesting prisoners demanded recognition and apology for the insult.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), an anonymous person insulted the sanctities of Sunni prisoners in Hall Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj Hall 21 of ward 7, and the prisoners protested and demanded identification of the person. Continue reading “Tensions Grew in the Sunni Prisoners’ Ward in Rajai Shahr Prison”

A Report on the Situation of Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Sunni prisoners locked up in Ward 4 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj have faced problems such as lack of dispatching ill prisoners out of prison and three years of exclusion from eating meat. It is said that in some cases, these problems are deliberately caused by the prison authorities to harass them.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Sunni prisoners in Ward 4 of Hall 10 of Rajai Shahr prison described the situation as inappropriate, while the prisoners face a double whammy. Continue reading “A Report on the Situation of Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison”