MEK Iran : Abusive Prison Conditions
Women’s prison conditions in Iran are appalling. The authoritarian regime exiles convicts and denies them basic rights, exacerbating inhumane jail circumstances. With most regions in the red zone because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the conditions of women in jails across Iran are exceptionally bad. The virus has spread rapidly in most institutions, indicating that prison health is in bad condition.
Detergents and disinfectants, are given in the form of rations
As of December 13, 488,100 people had died in Iran as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, according to the Iranian opposition groups National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The government also refused to provide even the most basic health and care services for detainees, as well as to offer them leave or furlough.
Following the emergence of the Coronavirus in Iran, inmates are responsible for providing masks and gloves. Each mask or pair of gloves sold to inmates in the prison shop is quite expensive. Detergents and disinfectants, which are given by the prison in the form of rations, are likewise in short supply, forcing inmates to purchase them at their own expense from a store.
Covid-19 has infected a large number of detainees
Authorities refused to transfer inmates to hospitals and medical institutions before the Coronavirus outbreak, despite the fact that it was at their own expense. Dispatches are irregular and occur after the prisoner need medical attention. Even transporting inmates to medical facilities was extremely problematic. Following the Coronavirus epidemic, this procedure accelerated, and if current trends continue, victims will be sent to jail without finishing medical treatment.
As a result, Covid-19 has infected a large number of women political detainees. Zeinab Jalalian, Massoumeh Senobari, Nejat Anvar Hamidi, Forough Taghipour, Parastoo Mo’ini, and Yasaman Aryani were among those who were arrested. During their illness, they were unable to receive medical treatment.
The mullahs used Covid as a toll to kill disidents
Amnesty International claims to have seen copies of four letters written by jail staff. The Judiciary oversees the Prisons Organization’s operations. Personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and key medical equipment and supplies are all in short quantities, according to the authorities who wrote to the Ministry of Health. However, the Ministry of Health has ignored these requests, and in the face of the proliferation of contagious diseases, Iran’s jails are dangerously underequipped.
The Coronavirus epidemic gave the mullahs’ regime an opportunity to either kill or torture its defiant opponents. The daily news of the virus’s deaths around the world served to keep public opinion from becoming heightened and international censure from being issued.
The Iranian resistance has repeatedly called for the release of prisoners, particularly political prisoners, albeit temporarily until the Covid-19 pandemic is over, and has emphasised the need for an international fact-finding mission to visit prisons and meet with prisoners, primarily political prisoners.
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