با درود بی کران به روان پاک تمامی جان باختگان راه عزت و آزادی ایران وایرانیان
بدین وسیله از تمامی سازمانها و افراد مدافع حقوق بشر داخل و خارج از کشور دعوت به عمل میاوریم تا بازدید از زندان رجایی شهر کرج و گفتگو و مصاحبه با زندانیانی که از آگاهی تهران و یا هر شعبه ی دیگر در ایران به این زندان تحویل داده میشوند ، که حدود هفتاد تا هشتاد درصد آنان به دلیل ضرب و شتم

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Statement of Political Prisoners in Gohardasht and Evin Prison in Regards to the Brutal Torture in this Prison

Peace upon those who have lost their lives for freedom and dignity of Iran and Iranians.

We the undersigned invite all human rights organizations inside and outside Iran to press the Iranian government in order to visit the Rajaishahr (Gohardasht) Prison and interview the political prisoners that have been transferred there from Tehran’s Special Intelligence Police Department. Around 70-80% of individuals that are sent to this prison have been subjected to severe physical torture and suffer from a number of physical disabilities as a result. The torture on prisoners is carried out under the direct order of the head of prison.

The purpose of this torture beside trying to break the spirit of prisoners is to acquire forced confessions, which is contrary to s. 13 of the Islamic Constitution. Section 13 of the constitution clearly states that torturing prisoners in order to acquire confessions is against the law and forcing an accused to confess by way of torture is not allowed under the constitution. Any confessions acquired during torture is not valid in a court of law and those who have acquired these confessions are subject to punishment under the same law.

We would like to draw attention to the situation of these freedom fighters and we ask for the punishment of violators for human rights laws in Iran, if in fact there is such a thing as human rights in Iran.

Political Prisoners in Gohardasht and Evin Prison

Amir Hosseyn Heshmatsaran
Afshin Beymani
Behrouz Javid Tehrani
Keyvan Rafiee
Karamiye Khyrabadi

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