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