#Human Rights
Human Rights Activists and Organisations

On the morning of 17 April Ministry of Intelligence officials, along with about 100 guards dressed in riot gear reportedly entered Section 350 of Evin Prison, possibly to conduct a search…At least four of the injured prisoners have been transferred to a hospital outside of the prison."

Dozens of prisoners were transferred from the ward to solitary confinement. A number of prisoners in the ward have gone on hunger strike. Families of political prisoners protested the attack and have since gathered outside Evin prison to demand answers.

Such mistreatment of defenceless prisoners is indicative of the desperation and erratic hate the Iranian regime has directed towards dissidents. These acts illustrate the desperate state of a dying regime that cannot tolerate any form of dissent or resistance, including from those living in the dungeons of its most notorious prisons.

We, Queensland Supporters of Democracy for Iran (QSDI) are calling on all concerned individuals and progressive organizations internationally to express your outrage against the recent attack on political prisoners in Iran.

Our immediate demands could include the prosecution of all security forces and their commanders that led this attack as well as the immediate access of all affected/ injured prisoners to hospitals outside the prison.

Our key demands include the immediate and unconditional freedom of all political prisoners and freedom of expression and association. This incident is the latest example of Iran's perpetual war on human rights undertaken with the specific intent to terrorize/intimidate the public and the imprisoned political dissidents.

We hold the authorities of the Islamic republic of Iran responsible for this criminal act.

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The Condemning Brutal Attack on Political Prisoners of Notorious Evin Prison in Iran petition to Human Rights Activists and Organisations was written by Mehran Rafiei and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.