Reports indicate that interrogators in Qarchak Prison have threatened to death, four political prisoners affiliated with the main Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Four political prisoners in Qarchak Prison were interrogated and threatened to death by interrogators and torturers.
Political prisoners Zahra Safaei, Forough Taghipour, Parastoo Mo’ini, and Marzieh Farsi were interrogated and threatened separately by four interrogators and torturers on Monday, July 26, 2021. The interrogators asked the prisoners why they sent out a statement in June 2021 regarding the election.
Parastoo Mo’ini, 20, was threatened by her interrogator: “The situation may be like 1988 again!”
1988 is a reference to the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988.
“If we do not execute you, we will make you wish to be executed,” he told the prisoner in another part of his threats.
In addition, by order of the prison’s warden, Soghra Khodadadi, other detainees are prevented from entering the room of these four political prisoners. Thus, the Qarchak Prison authorities have created another prison for these women inside the main prison. The four prisoners are not allowed to go to other parts of the prison, including the library and the prayer hall.
The lives of these four political prisoners are in danger in Qarchak Prison. The prison authorities had previously hired mercenaries to kill them by attacking them and pouring boiling water. In another vicious attack on December 13, 2020, some 20 prison guards attacked the ward of these political prisoners and brutalized all of them.
Security forces arrested Zahra Safaei in Tehran on February 24, 2020. They also arrested Parastoo Mo’ini, her daughter, and Forough Taghipour and her mother, Nasim Jabbari. They were subsequently transferred to the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center (Ward 209 of Evin Prison). Parastoo Mo’ini and Forough Taghipour were transferred to Qarchak Prison in early March 2020.
Zahra Safaei, Parastoo Mo’ini, and Forough Taghipour are serving their prison sentences of eight, six, and five years. Marzieh Farsi is illegally detained without standing trial.