Sunday, March 11, 2018

IRAN: Appalling Conditions in Shahr-e Rey Prison - PRESS RELEASE

Amnesty International, USA, March 10, 2018.

Two women human rights defenders jailed for defending women’s rights and opposing the death penalty are being subjected to escalating ill-treatment in Shahr-e Rey Prison...Amnesty International revealed. The organization is calling for the women’s immediate and unconditional release.

Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee are being held in unsanitary conditions in the quarantine section of the prison and their access to the outside world is being severely restricted. People detained in this section are given inadequate food and provided with salty water to drink. 

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, who has been on hunger strike for 35 days, is in very poor health. In the past week, she was placed on IV fluids without her consent, and at times has been unable to move.