An individual from Hassan Rouhani’s office approached the families of political prisoners who are protesting outside Hassan Rouhani’s Office and told them to provide him with their demands so he would follow them up.
The families responded that we were in front of the Majlis (Parliament) and they gave us the same promise. We do not want to talk to you. We want to determine the fate of our beloved relatives who are imprisoned.
On April 17, A large number of the clerical regime’s suppressive forces raided the ward 350 of notorious Evin Prison, savagely beating up and insulting the prisoners. The excuse for the raid was inspecting the ward.
Ward 350 is the ward of political prisoners in Evin Prison, including those who are imprisoned on the charges of affiliation with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The Amnesty International condemned the raid in a call for Urgent Action on April 17.
According to reports from inside Iran including eyewitnesses, the assailants were from the Intelligence Units of the IRGC, the anti-riot Guards of Evin Prison and the regime’s intelligence and security agents (known as plain-clothed). Some of the assailants had put on glasses and had covered their faces. The prisoners were moved through a human tunnel and were beaten as they were moved in that tunnel.
The assailants were in particularly focused on prisoners who are charged with being affiliated to the PMOI/MEK and beat them up more severely, and wounded a number of them. According to these reports, the security forces beat up even elderly prisoners as well.
According to these sources, when prisoners of who were in rooms 1 and 3 of the ward, the rooms where the prisoners are who primarily incarcerated on charges of affiliation to the PMOI/MEK are kept, were attacked, the other prisoners protested the security agents and got engaged. According to these sources, the prison’s loud speakers specifically announced the orders to attack rooms 1 and 3 of the ward.
The henchmen in Evin have transferred 32 political prisoners to solitary cells in Ward 240 of Evin despite their injuries and their need for medical treatment and there is no news on their conditions.