14 female political prisoners were transferred from Qarchak Prison to Evin
The female political prisoners transferred from Qarchak Prison are detained in more deplorable conditions in Evin Prison.
The room where the political prisoners from Qarchak are detained used to be the place for the detention of ISIS and Al-Qaeda prisoners. It is a room without basic facilities like carpet, refrigerator, sweeper, and television. The prisoners must put their belongings on their beds.
The toilets are filthy and foul. The water taps are broken and out of order.
The time for telephone calls for the prisoners transferred from Qarchak is limited to only five or ten minutes per week. They are not permitted to make calls on Thursday and Friday, the weekend in Iran.
Fourteen political prisoners detained in exile in Qarchak Prison were transferred to Evin Prison on July 20, 2022. On the morning of that day, the security atmosphere was tense in Qarchak. All the political prisoners detained in ward 8 were ordered to take their belongings and get ready to be transferred.
At 1 p.m. that day, 14 political prisoners were bussed to Evin Prison.
The transferred political prisoners are now detained in deplorable conditions in Evin Prison, worse than in Qarchak Prison.
An informed source said the clerical regime is a no-win situation. If the political prisoners are detained in the same place as ordinary prisoners, the latter become educated and learn about the regime’s disasters. If political prisoners are separated and detained together in the same place, they become strong.
After visiting the women’s ward of Evin Prison, the general manager of Tehran Province prisons, Heshmatollah Hayatol-Ghaib, ordered that Hall No.2, earlier used as quarantine after the outbreak of the Coronavirus, be prepared for the prisoners transferred from Qarchak Prison.
There are no other alternatives to be used as the quarantine.
On July 24, more than 40 male political prisoners were transferred from the Greater Tehran Penitentiary to ward 6 of Evin Prison, previously called ward 350.
Evin is one of the most notorious prisons in Iran, located in the Evin region, Saadatabad district.
Wards 209 and 240 in this prison have solitary confinement cells for use by the Intelligence Ministry. Evin’s Ward 2A is also run by the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Counter-Intelligence organization.