Iran: Golrokh Iraee has been returned to notorious Qarchak Prison


Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee has been returned to the notorious Qarchak Prison, in Varamin, without completing her medical treatment.

Ms. Iraee was returned to Qarchak Prison on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after breaking her hunger strike on April 24, upon extensive appeals by other political prisoners and human rights activists.

She had been told by officials that she would be granted her demand and returned to Evin’s Women’s Ward if she broke her hunger strike. Ms. Iraee did not believe the promise, saying it was a lie.

After 81 days of hunger strike, Golrokh Iraee is suffering from muscle cramps and weakness but she has been returned to Qarchak where she cannot receive proper medical care.

Ms. Iraee and her fellow inmate, Atena Daemi, went on hunger strike on February 3, 2018, in protest to their unlawful exile to Qarchak Prison on January 24, 2018, and breach of the principle of separation of prisoners’ categories. They demanded to be returned to the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison.