Bahaii women are incarcerated in a small room in Vakilabad Prison, Mashhad (northeastern Iran).
Their numbers vary between 9 and 12 but five of them have been imprisoned for years. These women are constantly harassed and insulted by prison guards.
The Bahaii women can have fresh air for only one hour every day. They are isolated and must not be seen by other prisoners. Most of these women have contracted various diseases because of being deprived of sunlight and even the color of their skin has changed.
They are deprived of the minimum commodities such as refrigerators or air conditions. They cannot even shop from the prison’s store and other prisoners have to shop for them.
The women’s ward in Vakilabad Prison has two sections, both of which have abysmal health conditions. Women are forced to work and the prison’s conditions are similar to the slavery era.