Iran: Another Inmate Chained to the Flagpole
NCRI - A prisoner who objected lack of a bed to sleep on in the prison was taken to the prison yard by Ardebil prison authorities and chained to the flagpole in cold weather after beating and mayhem.
The prisoner, named Behnam Amiri, is sentenced to three years in prison for robbery. He was transferred from youth section to ward 5 of the prison, and was beaten by the prison authorities after protesting the lack of bed to sleep because of the high number of prisoners and crowded prison.
Prison authorities have told the inmates that when the prisoner was returned to the ward, no one was allowed to give him a place to sleep.
Previously, the authorities in the central prison of Ardabil have repeatedly chained protesting detainees to iron bars or flagpoles in cold weather.
The prisoners Afshin Zeinali, Abbas Alipour and Mohammad Saber Malek Reisi, were also chained a while ago with handcuffs and shackles to the bars in the courtyard of the Ardebil prison.
Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi, a Baluch political prisoner, pointed out in a letter earlier that he was taken to Ardebil prison’s courtyard with handcuff and shackles and chained to flagpole in cold weather for 14 hours.