Iran News ...


Head of Iranian Judiciary says no rules broken during Evin incident

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, the head of Iran's Judiciary, says that no violations occurred during an incident in Ward 350 of Evin Prison and he slammed "seditious efforts at creating adverse publicity."

ISNA reports that on Wednesday April 23 at a meeting of top judiciary officials, Ayatollah Larijani referred to the recent incident in Ward 350 of Evin Prison, saying: "Carrying out inspections in Evin Prison are one of the legal and procedural duties of the Prison Organization, and according to the report filed by the respected head of the organization, no violations have occurred."

Last Thursday, the Kaleme opposition website reported an attack on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin. The report indicates that during an unprecedentedly long and aggressive inspection, the prisoners protested by chanting, and in response, officials from the intelligence ministry and the Revolutionary Guards intelligence office joined with 100 soldiers on prison guard duty to swarm the ward and severely beat and injure more than 30 prisoners.

2nd statement by 12 political prisoners on hunger strike at Evin's Ward 350

Larijani said: "It appears that seditious elements have used this completely legal procedure [prisoner inspection] to come into the arena and revive their seditious ambitions by orchestrating people inside with enemies outside the country."

He warned that prosecutors are directed to investigate any potential charges of "publication of falsehoods and disruption of national security" regarding this matter.

The families of prisoners in Ward 350 staged protests in recent days in front of Parliament and the President's Office to demand an investigation into the alleged incident at Evin Prison.

Related Articles:

Iran: Rouhani's Silence on Brutal Prison Attack Unacceptable

- A week after a violent raid by prison officials at Iran's notorious Evin Prison led to the beating, injury, and solitary confinement of many political prisoners, Iranian Judiciary officials continue to deny any use of violence while vivid testimonies from the families of the prisoners indicate otherwise. - 4/23/14

Families Of Iranian Political Prisoners Protest Alleged Prison Raid

- Families of political prisoners demonstrated outside the presidential office in Tehran on April 22 to protest what they say was a brutal raid at a notorious prison in the Iranian capital where their relatives are being held. The protesters say several of their loved ones were badly beaten by security forces in the April 17 operation at Evin prison and called on authorities to investigate the incident. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 4/23/14

Emad Bahavar: "My Body Aches"

- Iranian political prisoner Emad Bahavar describes the severe beatings suffered by him and other prisoners at Tehran's Evin prison when the security personnel and plainclothes officers stormed Ward 350 of the prison on April 17th. -Kaleme (in Persian) - 4/22/14

Iran Disputes Reports of Violent Crackdown in Prison's Political Detainee Block

- Iran's penal authorities sought on Monday to discredit reports of a violent clash last week inside the political detainee block in Tehran's Evin Prison, calling them fabrications fomented by enemies of the government. -NY Times - 4/22/14

Iranian Political Prisoners Call For Investigation Of Beatings At Evin Prison

- As controversy over the alleged attack on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison deepens, 74 prisoners have written a letter of complaint urging the Tehran Prosecutor to investigate the matter. The Kaleme opposition website, which first reported on the alleged attack, has now published the prisoners' letter of complaint along with the names of the wounded and details of the incident. - 4/21/14

Security Forces Storm Tehran's Evin Prison

- Dozens of Iranian security forces have stormed a section of Tehran's Evin prison where political prisoners are held, injuring a number of the detainees. Some 30 prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement following the raid on April 17. - 4/18/14


... Payvand News - 04/24/14 ... --

comments powered by Disqus

Home | ArchiveContact | About |  Web Sites | Bookstore | Persian Calendar | twitter | facebook | RSS Feed

© Copyright 2014 NetNative (All Rights Reserved)