MEK Iran: Regime’s TV Glowing Prison Health Situation Complete Fabrication According to Prisoners
Political prisoners in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons have denounced the recent TV campaign by the Iranian regime about the provision of health facilities in their prison as a complete fabrication.
The regime has attempted to portray the situation in its prisons in glowing terms. The main reason that it has done this is to counter the information provided by the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) which consistently shows that Covid-19 is sweeping through all prisons without hindrance.
The regime must free all political prisoners. Once again, we call on international institutions and world governments to pressure and compel the mullahs’ regime to release all political prisoners. #FreePoliticalPrisoners #Iran pic.twitter.com/gaNjbGyLmN
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 13, 2020
Political prisoners in Ward 8 of Evin Prison in Tehran have written a joint letter that paints a completely different and truthful picture of the dire health situation in Evin and other prisons around Iran. The letter is copied here below.
“What was broadcast from state TV went beyond lies and fake news. None of us had ever heard of, let alone used the claimed ‘disinfecting tunnel’ upon our entrance to this prison. The time span of an inmate’s stay in the ward one is not 14 days but merely a few hours and 24 hours at max. This is where new inmates are held and then transferred towards four, seven, and eight in formalist fashion, and then placed alongside other inmates in so-called quarantine fashion.
“A report was aired from ward four regarding portraying rooms that have been prepared by [regime insiders] who have stolen ordinary people’s money from various credit firms, a number of famous embezzlers, and former Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officials who are too afraid to even provide their real names.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has occurred in a number of the regime’s prisons and is being largely ignored by prison officials https://t.co/btThqlXmY7#iran #freeiran #MEK @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/tSIad4egFU
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) March 4, 2020
For example, one of these individuals is identified as ‘Commander Seif.’ The rooms showed on TV are allocated to individuals such as Hossein Fereydoon (brother to regime President Hassan Rouhani), former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi (condemned on murder charges; he shouldn’t even be held in this ward or Evin prison) and Mehdi Hashemi, son of former regime president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is held in a special room of ward seven when he is not out on leave.
“The story of ward 8, however, is different. The prisoners themselves say this ward is used by the authorities as an exile center. The clinic showed on TV actually lacks any medical equipment, supplies, and medicine. It cannot provide even the smallest medical service for any kind of patient.”
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 14, 2020
The NCRI has consistently appealed to international authorities to put pressure on Tehran to release all political prisoners. The head of the NCRI, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, issued a statement concerning the prisoners’ plight, saying “many prisoners including political prisoners of Evin Prison, Great Tehran Penitentiary, the Central Prison of Urmia, among others, have contracted the coronavirus and so, thousands of prisoners in Iran are vulnerable to the disease.
The clerical regime is unable to provide and guarantee the necessary hygienic restrictions inside its prisons. The UN needs to take urgent action to compel the Iran regime to stop this catastrophe by temporarily releasing all prisoners, including the political prisoners.”
The mullahs’ regime has been too afraid to allow impartial investigators from the U.N., or other international bodies, access to their prisons as they know just how horrible they are. As soon as a reporter is allowed to see inside one of the prisons, like Evin, or asks one of the political prisoners questions, the real truth, concealed by the regime, will certainly be revealed.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) March 13, 2020