Political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari threatened to death in Qarchak Prison.
An ordinary criminal threatened to kill Saba Kord Afshari in Qarchak Prison.
Last week, two ordinary criminals in Qarchak’s ward 6 were relocated to another ward after inmates’ protests, a source in Qarchak Prison said.
The two inmates had previously harassed and threatened other prisoners. Since Sunday, September 5, one of them has been standing outside ward 6, showing a razor blade to Saba Kord Afshari, the source added.
The source said it seems that the dangerous criminal has been enticed by the prison authorities to do so.
Saba Kord Afshari complained to the prison authorities but was told that the inmate would eventually be returned to ward 6.
Sentenced to 24 years for opposing the mandatory veil
Saba Kord Afshari was violently moved from Ward 8 to Ward 6 on January 26, 2021, where she later contracted the Covid-19. The relocation of this political prisoner violates the principle of separation of crimes.
Saba Kord Afshari, 23, a spoken-out opponent of the mandatory Hijab, was arrested on June 1, 2019. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran handed down a 24-year sentence for Saba Kord Afshari on August 19, 2019.
The sentence included 15 years for “promoting corruption and prostitution,” 1.5 years on the charge of “propaganda against the state,” and 7.5 years for “association and collusion against national security.”
Saba Kord Afshari had earlier been arrested in August 2018 during street protests in Tehran. She was taken to Qarchak Prison and detained without standing trial. She was eventually sentenced to one year in prison for “disruption of public order” and transferred to the women’s ward of Evin Prison. Saba Kord Afshari was released in February 2019.
After being re-arrested in June 2019, Saba Kord Afshari was taken to Qarchak Prison in Varamin. On July 2, she was taken to Ward 2A in Evin Prison. The ward falls under the purview of the Intelligence Department of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Saba was pressured to make false televised confessions against her will. She was subsequently returned to Qarchak and eventually transferred to the women’s ward of Evin on August 13, 2019.
The lives of political prisoners are in danger in Qarchak Prison. Not only their living and sanitary conditions are catastrophic, but they have no security because of being harassed and threatened by dangerous criminals hired by prison authorities and the Intelligence Ministry.