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Iran: Leaked Official Document Reveal Inhumane Conditions in Prisons

NCRI logoIranian Resistance Unmasks Regime’s Judiciary Henchmen – No. 3

The appalling and inhumane situation in the prisons of the clerical regime
100 photos of suppressive prison authorities in 23 provinces

The catastrophic and inhumane situation of the clerical regime’s prisons is no secret. Many of these prisons were built more than 50 years ago, and the buildings are extremely dilapidated. More importantly, the task of dumping and amassing prisoners at an unusually high rate doubles the physical and psychological torture they endure and at the same time, aims to intimidate the public. We are publishing one hundred photographs of the judiciary’s authorities and henchmen in 23 provinces to signal that they are not immune from being brought to account.

The following figures, extracted from an internal document of the regime’s judiciary, comprise 277 prisons and show a chart with “nominal capacity” for each prison, but in the next column, the “number of beds” in the same prison is shown to be much higher than the “nominal capacity.” In the last column, the “number of prisoners” is also mentioned and is much more than the number of beds.

For example, as can be seen in the document, the “nominal capacity” of Tabriz Prison is 1,500, but the “number of beds” is 2,660, and the “number of prisoners” is 3,788, which is over 2.5 times the “nominal capacity.” In one of the prisons in Sanandaj, the “nominal capacity” is 290, the “number of beds” is 651, and the “number of prisoners” is 978, i.e., 3.37 times the “nominal capacity.”

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In several cases, the regime judiciary document deliberately does not state “nominal capacity,” “number of beds,” or “number of prisoners.” For example, in Evin and Ghezel Hesar prisons in Tehran, the “number of prisoners” is left empty. The “nominal capacity” of Karaj Prison is also not shown, while the number of beds is 2,150, and the “number of prisoners” is 7,800, which is 3.6 times more than the number of beds. As a result, prisoners struggle with another painful phenomenon called sleep deprivation.

Images of the internal document show the nominal capacity of the prison (the right column with red borderline) while (the left column with red borderline) shows the number of prisoners currently in that prison.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Security and Counterterrorism Committee

May 13, 2022