The families of political prisoners and Mothers of Laleh Park protested to the regime’s Judiciary for its refusal to grant leave to prisoners and release them amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Maliheh Shoorcheh, the mother of lawyer and political prisoner Soheila Hijab, wrote a letter to regime officials expressing concern over the health of political prisoners in Iran and calling for the release of all prisoners. In her letter dated April 8, 2020, Ms. Shoorcheh specifically mentioned the names of female political prisoners detained in Evin Prison and called for their immediate release.
In a letter dated April 3, 2020, the Mothers of Laleh Park warned of the massacre of prisoners by judicial and security officials: “They deliberately intend to kill political prisoners and their families. The regime’s Judiciary not only endangers prisoners and their families and even its personnel, but also refuses to stop arrests, summons and trials… Handing down heavy sentences continues shamelessly and successively.”
The Mothers of Laleh Park called on the World Health Organization and all international institutions and organizations to put pressure on the mullahs’ regime and compel them to release prisoners.
The letter from the Mothers of Laleh Park also states that the children of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh were allowed to visit her after 35 days. According to them, the visitation hall is prone to the spread of coronavirus for being overcrowded.
Also, the brother of political prisoner Narges Mohammadi who was banished to Zanjan Prison, protested in a letter against the refusal to release prisoners and called on the Judiciary to remove the condition of a sentence of less than 5 years in prison for granting leave to prisoners and to pay attention to the age and health conditions of prisoners. In the letter, he also reported the suicide of a prisoner in the women’s ward of Zanjan Prison in protest to discrimination in the release of prisoners.