Abuse in Rajai Shahr Prison

Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR)- On the afternoon of January 26, 2010 around 6:30pm, the young prisoners of Rajai Shahr prison were reportedly transferred to the prison yard where they were beaten with batons.

The incident was reportedly ordered by Amir Aghaei, the deputy head of the prison. There is no information on the degree of injuries caused to the prisoners.

According to article 169 of the executive regulations of the Prisons Organization, and the safeguarding and training measures approved in 2005, irritability, verbal and physical abuse, and punishment of the accused, are prohibited in institutions and prisons.

In recent years, abuse and torture to obtain confessions, has been a regular method [used by regime agents] in Iran’s prisons


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