Clerical dictatorship threatens to kill political prisoners in retaliation for Security Council referral
NCRI – The Iranian regime took a number of foreign diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada on a stage-managed tour of the dreaded Gohardasht prison in Karaj (west of Tehran) on March 7. The move came after the hanging on February 7 of Hojjat Zamani, a member of the People’s Mojahedin and expressions of international outrage over increasing physical and psychological torture applied to political prisoners. None of the political prisoners, however, were allowed to meet the delegation. The regime had given the prison a face-lift in an attempt to conceal the horrendous conditions of the prison.
In the meantime, the mullahs transferred the political prisoners to wards where dangerous criminal are held. Before being hanged, Hojjat Zamani, was beaten and attacked by sharp objects many times while held in the same ward.
According to reports, after the regime’s nuclear file was referred to the Security Council, the regime has stepped up the torture and pressure on political prisoners, threatening to hang them as happened to Mr. Zamani.
Gohardasht Prison’s Ward Two supervisor, Moghanian told prisoners in the ward yesterday that if the Security Council decided to take action against the regime, “We will eliminate you before anything else.”
Simultaneous with the start upcoming session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission on March 13 in Geneva, families of the political prisoners in Iran urged the Commission to condemn the violations of Human Rights in Iran and the increase in the numbers of executions. They also asked the Commission to take immediate action to save the lives of their loved ones.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 14, 2006