A new report from the Women’s Prison in Qarchak, Varamin, reveals part of the pressure and restrictions imposed on imprisoned women in this detention center.
The report says that a large number of women have been detained in a small area with horrible hygienic conditions. Shortage of beds forces women to sleep like sardines on the floor.
The prison has only four showers for some 200 inmates. The water is salty and has caused numerous skin diseases and other health complications for the detainees.
Prisoners are not given proper food or medicines. The absence of medical care for the sick, causes dangerous epidemics in prison and given rise to high number of prisoners contracting Hepatitis and AIDs.
With any slight objection to the condition of food or other problems, the prisoner will end up in “solitary” confinement in the company of dangerous common criminals. This threat has proved to be effective in silencing the prisoners.