Amnesty International criticizes the repressive system in prisons in Iran

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, in connection with a group strike, a number of prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, Amnesty International said that political prisoners remain in solitary confinement in a suffocating atmosphere.

He added that more than a dozen of political and religious prisoners have been on hunger strike in protest at such a harsh state of affairs.

The report continues to suggest that the political prisoners of the Raja’i prison in the city of Karaj have been transferred to the new prison ward in which their individual cells are in a very unpleasant situation. It is also very difficult to access water and the place of sleeping of prisoners is very inappropriate. These prisoners are not allowed to call and see each other and they are also deprived of telephone communications.

Referring to statements by one of the amnesty officials who acknowledged that the situation of these prisoners is so difficult that they are forced to hunger strike for their simple living conditions.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association