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NCRI - A French human rights group has condemned the brutal attack on political prisoners by Iran's Revolutionary Guards at the regime's Evin prison.

On April 17, A large number of the clerical regime's suppressive forces raided the ward 350 of notorious Evin Prison, savagely beating up and insulting the prisoners. The excuse for the raid was inspecting the ward.

Ward 350 is the ward of political prisoners in Evin Prison, including those who are imprisoned on the charges of affiliation with the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

France's New Human Rights (Nouveaux Droits de l'Homme) said prisoners were attacked 'for asserting their legitimate claims, including improving conditions of detention and their right to freedom of conscience'. They named those among the wounded as Gholam-Reza Khosravi-Savadjani, Assadollah Hadi, Javad Fouladvand and Assadollah Assadi, who are all in a critical condition.

NDH President Pierre Bercis said in a statement: "New Human Rights condemns the violent raid Thursday, April 17, against political prisoners in Evin prison, which left several people injured and many segregated .

"Prisoners were attacked for asserting their legitimate claims, including improving conditions of detention and their right to freedom of conscience.

"According to witnesses, the People's Mojahedin sympathisers were particularly brutalized and 'beaten to death'. Other prisoners who protested against the brutality have also been the target of violence.

"Following the raid, 31 prisoners were placed in solitary confinement in Section 240 of Evin."

The statement added: "Violence against helpless political prisoners is another example of the deterioration of human rights in Iran under the presidency of Hassan Rohani.

"NDH joins the European Parliament deplored the growing repression in Iran and urge the European Union to mainstream human rights in all aspects of its relations with Iran.

"NDH calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Iran and the initiation of a prosecution by an international court against the perpetrators of serious violations of human rights that have raged for 35 years in this country.

"Western governments, including France, have a duty to respond with force to face the catastrophic situation of human rights in Iran, to make a political and economic relationship with the theocratic regime, to stop executions and improve the human rights situation in Iran."

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