The misogynic Iranian regime issued a directive prohibiting all correspondence between female prisoners in Evin Prison and their families. In the women’s ward just female political prisoners are held.
Female political prisoners in Evin face all sorts of restrictions, including shortage of space and beds, poor quality of food, lack of heating and cooling, and lack of cultural nourishment. Regime’s henchmen ramp up the pressures on them, especially the mothers, by imposing all sorts of restrictions on them during family visits and by depriving them of phone calls with their relatives outside prison.
Ratcheting up the repression, pressure and harassment of female political prisoners arises from regime’s fear of the effective and irreplaceable role of freedom-loving Iranian women who are the vanguards in the fight against this medieval and misogynic regime and who are the foremost force of change in Iran.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance calls on all human rights agencies and defenders of women’s rights to condemn the difficult conditions of women’s prisons in the clerical regime and urges effective and urgent action for the unconditional release of all female political prisoners.
National Council of Resistance of Iran – Women’s Committee
May 26, 2016