Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iranian prison authorities have been subjecting political prisoners in section 350 of Evin Prison to forced labour, Kaleme website reports.
The prison authorities contend that
due to the "commencement of construction in the prison" since the "prison is
running out of adequate space for prisoners" decision has been made to use the
prisoners in the construction activities.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran in Iran also reported in the past weeks that lesser known prisoners in section 350 are forced to clean the corridors and washrooms of the prison and repeatedly demeaned by prison guards.
The report also maintains that meat has been
omitted from the prisoner's diet and the inadequate quality of the food is also
coupled at times with the use of expired ingredients.
Iranian judiciary contends that prisoners are kept in good conditions; however, requests from international bodies to inspect Iranian prisons have been declined.
In the past year, thousands of people were arrested in the protests to the alleged fraud that brought back Mahmoud Ahmadinejad back to power.
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