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Ten Political Detainees Moved to Solitary in Tehran's Evin Prison

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Ten Iranian political prisoners have reportedly been transferred to solitary confinement in section 350 of Evin Prison for protesting against being mistreated by the guards.

Kaleme reformist website reports that "Abdollah Momeni, spokesman for the student organization Danesh Amoukhtegan, Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi, journalist, and Ahmad Karimi, political activists are amongst the prisoners that have been transferred.

Kaleme reports that on Monday July 26, the day prisoners were receiving visitors, the guards mistreated and insulted the prisoners and their families. The prisoners spoke out and protested to the behaviour of the prison staff and the guards responded by transferring them to solitary confinement.

In addition the prisoners were deprived of their telephone privileges according to Kaleme.

Section 350 of Evin Prison is notorious for its lack of standard facilities and overcrowding. Over 200 post-election detainees are currently in this section of Evin.

Last month it was reported that the prisoners of this section are forced to do labour. Officials claimed they are constructing additions to this section to rectify the overcrowding issue.

Many prominent reformist who were arrested in the crackdown on the widespread protests against the alleged fraud that gave Ahmadinejad the victory in the presidential elections, are being held in the section 350 of Evin Prison.

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