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News: Iran human rights

Iran: High-powered jamming devices make prisoners ill

Gohardasht Prison, IranMore high-powered cellular phone jamming devices have been installed in prisons in Iran causing physical and health problems among prisoners.

The devices were installed on the orders of Intelligence Ministry interrogators in ward 4 of hall 12 of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.

They have caused severe headaches, weakness, nausea, numbness, insomnia, dizziness and mental problems among prisoners, particularly the elderly.

Political prsioners Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi, Shahroukh Zamani, Kamalodin Khanjani, Mashallah Haeri, Riyaz Sobhani, Behrouz Aziz Tavakoli, Khaled Hardani and Saleh Kohandel have all been named as being in a critical condition.

On January 13, Mashallah Haeri started bleeding from the ear, nose and mouth and was urgently transferred to the clinic. Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi also lost his balance and fell down stairs, breaking his hand and injuring his head.

The physical condition of a Baha’i prisoner is also reported to be serious, but the intelligence ministry has prevented his transfer to the clinic.

Meanwhile, the intelligence ministry has increased the abuse of prisoners by cutting off warm water and refusing to transfer ill prisoners to hospital or the clinic.

The mullahs’ regime began installing jamming devices in prisons several months ago to prevent any information on Iranian prisons reaching the outside world.

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