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A Cellphone Takes You Inside An Iranian Prison


By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL

A short video has surfaced on YouTube that shows a number of well-known Iranian political prisoners taking a walk in the yard of Iran's Gohardasht prison.

The video appears to have been recorded earlier this year with a cellphone.

Activists have identified jailed journalists Ahmad Zeidabadi, Issa Saharkhiz, and Mehdi Bastani and also student activist Majid Tavakoli among the prisoners seen in the video.

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Gohardasht Prison

Gohardasht Prison is a prison in Gohardasht, a town in the northern outskirt of Karaj, approximately 20 km west of Tehran and is also known as "Rajai Shahr".

The following photos were also recently released by the Iranian opposition showing the conditions inside Gohardasht prisons:


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