Rajai-Shahr prison is 5 times over capacity

Monday, 20 December 2010 18:43

The Student Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners:  Rajai-Shahr prison in Karaj, where is now with the minimum health, facilities and medical services, has more than its original capacity of prisoners. This has caused prisoners to live in a risky place. In some sections the prisoners population has been seen 4 to 5 times the original capacity of them.

Every night a population of over 90 to 180 people sleep in the corridor and even in front of sanitary services and floor tiles.

Despite the irregular (or indiscriminate) increase of prison population, health plight and widespread diseases such as scabies and lice, due to neglect of relevant authorities,this prison still hasn't got any proper medical treatment for prisoners. Every prisoner can access once every 45 day to the prison clinic (or infirmary).

Political prisoners were transferred ti Rajai-Shahr prison to be kept alongside criminals including drug dealers and murderers.

The situation is risky to live and lives of political prisoners are in danger.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 December 2010 06:39