Iran: Women political prisoners detained in grim conditions

Iranian women politcal prisoners Golrokh Iraee and Atena Daemi are held in horrible conditions in a small, dark room in Qarchak Prison while they are denied having telephone contacts or family visits.

This was tweeted by Atena Daemi’s father on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Mr. Hossein Daemi said the lives of these imprisoned women are in danger.

According to Mr. Daemi, his daughter Atena and Golrokh Iraee who is still on hunger strike, are not well.

Since February 1, they have been deprived of having telephone contacts or going for fresh air after dervish women were transferred to the same ward. They are also deprived of shopping at the prison’s store and their conditions resemble solitary confinement. At the same time, they are constantly watched by three prisoners hired by prison officials to spy on them.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a call on February 21, 2018, urging international human rights and women’s rights organizations to take immediate and effective measurs to save the lives of two jailed hunger striking prisoners, Mrs. Golrokh Iraee and Mr. Sohail Arabi, who are at risk.

Political prisoner Sohail Arabi, who has been banished to the Greater Tehran’s Prison, aka as Fashafouyeh, is in dire conditions after 29 days of hunger strike. Haji Moradi, the assistant Prosecutor of Evin Prison, has declared that even if Sohail Arabi dies, he would not be sent to hospital.