Iran: Four hospitalized after security guards attack political prisoners in Evin

Evin prison, one of Iran‘s most notorious detention facilities, witnessed an unprecedented attack April 17 by security guards on political prisoners that has left dozens injured and four hospitalized.

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison, June 13, 2006.  (photo by Morteza Nikoubazl)

Summary-t Dozens were injured and many were sent to solitary confinement after political prisoners in Evin’s Ward 350 clashed with security guards.
Author- Behdad Bordbar Posted April 19, 2014

The serious clash took place inside Ward 350, where many political prisoners are detained. The guards attempted to search prison cells, but the prisoners refused to exit their cells and demanded to be present for the searches, since they believe personal items are often stolen during this process. Upon the prisoners’ refusal, the guards first threatened, then beat them.

More than 100 prison guards were involved in the beatings; 31 prisoners were sent to solitary confinement.

Ward 350 is managed by the prison authority, while Wards 209 and 2A are respectively controlled by the Ministry of Intelligence and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps‘ intelligence office. Continue reading

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Al Shabaab could establish ties with DRC rebels

English: DRC, orthographic projection.

English: DRC, orthographic projection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By KEVIN J KELLEY Special Correspondent

Posted  Saturday, February 22   2014 at  16:13

In Summary

Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants could potentially establish links with anti-government fighters in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region said last week.

Russell Feingold noted in a wide-ranging talk at a Washington think tank that previous Al Shabaab strikes in Kampala and Nairobi indicate it is “getting pretty close to the DRC.” Continue reading

Junior Jihad: Syrian Rebels Present Four-Year-Old Fighter

An Afghanistan National Police (ANP) instructo...

An Afghanistan National Police (ANP) instructor demonstrates to ANP recruits how to aim an AK-47 rifle at a range near the regional training center for the ANP near Gardez, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

February 2, 2014

Footage shows four-year-old son of foreign jihadi fighter firing Kalashnikov rifle, to shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’.

By Ari Soffer

In the latest alarming evidence of child soldiers being used by Syrian rebel forces, an Islamist brigade linked to Al Qaeda released footage of a four year old it claimed as its youngest recruit.

In the video (below), the child – who can barely hold the AK-47 rifle he is firing – lets off two shots to cheers of “Allahu Akbar”. The tiny boy is clad in a black ski mask and is forced to rest the barrel of the rifle on what appears to be a section of a roadblock to prevent himself from falling over.

 

Britain’s Daily Mail reported that the child is believed to be the son of an Albanian jihadi, one of thousands of foreign Islamist fighters who have flocked to fight on both sides of the Syrian civil war,

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