According to news report from “Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran” the current conditions of the women’s ward in the notorious Evin Prison has become worse than ever.
Currently there are 28 female political prisoners are housed per prison cell. As the summer temperature in Tehran rises to as high as 40C there is no way for the prisoners to cool themselves. The heat in the cells is to such degree that prisoners have been fainting due to extreme heat.
Also the access to water has been terminated in the women’s ward and the female political prisoners have not even had access to drinking water for a number of days.
Further a number of female political prisoners have been suffering from food poisoning, however they have not been allowed to seek medical treatment. Some of the symptoms displayed by these women has been severe vomiting and diarrhea.
According to this news report there have been efforts by the prison authorities to create a division among the female political prisoners in an attempt to divide and conquer.
For example Ms. Mahdiye Golru, a student activist and a political prisoner was summoned by Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolat Abadi who threatened her for defending her former cellmate Shirin Alam-Hooli ( a Kurdish political prisoner who was executed on May 9th).
Jafar Abbas Dolat Abadi has also been involved in threatening and warning female political prisoners not to speak out and publisize the prison conditions in the women’s ward, threatening with punishing the entire group if anything about the conditions is published.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran
Translation by: Sayeh Hassan
Original Link: http://hrdai.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-post_3062.html