Political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Golrokh Iraee were once again threatened to death by an ordinary inmate. The woman, hired and provoked by the warden of Qarchak Prison, swore at, attacked, and threatened to kill them.
The attack took place on Monday night, November 2, 2020. Prisoners are tightly restricted in their movements within the wards of Qarchak Prison. The entry of the assailant woman to the ward where a number of political prisoners are being held indicates a pre-meditated plan.
Other prisoners in the room intervened to separate the hired woman from resistant political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Golrokh Iraee.
Ms. Safaei suffered a heart stroke on October 27, 2020, after being harassed and intimidated by prison authorities. The deputy warden of Qarchak, a woman by the name of Mirzaii, and the head of the prison’s workshop, Asgari, collected signatures from 13 ordinary inmates on a letter against political prisoners, especially Ms. Safaei.
Based on this letter, the warden of Qarchak, Mehdi Mohammadi, prevented Zahra Safaei and other political prisoners detained in the same room from going to the workshop. He closed the door on them.
Also on September 14, two dangerous criminals (Zeinab Ghanbarnejad and Narges Amir Ali) attacked political prisoners Forough Taghipour and Parastoo Mo’ini (Zahra Safaei’s daughter) in ward 6. They attempted to pour boiling water on them.
The clerical regime’s aim in transferring political prisoners to ordinary prisons is to murder them at the hand of ordinary inmates. The lives of political prisoners detained in Qarchak Prison are in serious danger as the head of the prison is constantly conspiring against them though hiring dangerous criminals.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran urges the United Nations and other authorities and organizations defending human rights to urgently take action to save the lives of female political prisoners and secure their release. It is imperative to send an international fact-finding mission to visit Iranian prisons and secure the release of political prisoners, particularly women.