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IRAN: Political prisoners violently attacked during Easter

Three prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement, two of which went on hunger strike

Installation of high-powered cellular phone jamming devices in prisons causes physical and health problems among prisoners

NCRI – On Monday, Special Guards in Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj in Iran violently raided the section of the prison where political prisoners are being held and transferred a number of political prisoners to solitary confinement.

The guards attacked Hall 12 in Section 4 of Gohardasht Prison and transferred Pastor Saeed Abedini, Mr. Khaled Hardani and Mr. Mostafa Eskandari to solitary confinement. The repressive agents mistreated and harassed Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Protesting against the repressive measures and transfer of political prisoners to solitary confinement Pastor Abedini and Mr. Hardani went on hunger strike.

The attack took place in the presence of Geramiyan, the head of Section 4 and was commanded by Amirian, commander of the Special Guards.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, April 4, this section’s political prisoners protested against the broadcast of high-powered jamming signals that caused two political prisoners to become dizzy and faint.

The repressive prison authorities have recently installed very powerful jamming devices in a hall called Hosseiniyeh to block prisoners’ communications.

The Iranian regime has intensified repressive measures in prisons to raise fear and intimidation in society and among the political prisoners to prevent any public expression of dissent against the regime following the clerical regime’s Supreme Leader retreating backwards in the nuclear talks by agreeing with a ‘framework’.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all human rights organizations to dispatch a fact-finding mission to investigate the dire situation of political prisoners in Iran.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 6, 2015