Thursday, July 27, 2006

Islamic regime’s judiciary trumps up charges against political prisoners

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
Iranian Human Rights Activists

Reports indicate that in order to enforce the prison regulations, the regime’s authorities at the Rajaiishahr prison in the Tehran suburb of Karadj (also known as Gowhar Dasht) have begun summoning and threatening political prisoners, trumping up charges against them in order to stymie their hunger strikes. Jafar Eghdami is among those who was threatened; he was framed due to his continued hunger strike and handed a new and revised sentence.

Complaining about prison conditions is the inalienable right of each prisoner however in the Islamic Republic of Iran prisoners are tortured for protesting prison conditions; prisoners who go on hunger strike are physically and mentally tortured while on hunger strike.