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Transfer of 13 Political Prisoners in Iran’s Qezelhesar Prison to Drug Offenders’ Ward


NCRI logoOn Wednesday, September 20, thirteen political prisoners, who had previously been transferred from Evin Prison to Qezelhesar Prison on September 3, were relocated to Unit 4 of Qezelhesar at the behest of the criminal Director-General of Tehran province prisons. This transfer, aimed at exerting increased pressure, torture, and harassment on the prisoners, occurred without prior notice, leaving the detainees unable to bring their belongings with them.

These 13 political prisoners had been moved from Evin to Qezelhesar on September 3, while restrained with handcuffs and leg irons, without the ability to take their personal items or even their medications. They embarked on a three-day hunger strike from September 16 on the anniversary of the nationwide uprising.

The Iranian Resistance once again calls on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Council, and all human rights organizations to condemn the brutal behavior of the mullahs’ regime against political prisoners and to urgently work towards their release. Furthermore, it emphasizes the necessity of an international fact-finding mission to visit Iranian prisons and meet with detainees, especially political prisoners.

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

September 21, 2023