Gohardasht Prison guards torture and beat prisoners

According to reports, last night prisoners kept in solitary cells known as the 'doghouse' in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj clashed with the officer in charge and prison guards and took over the control of this section.
On Sunday January 17, prisoner Hossein Karimi known as Hossein Qazvini and Mehrdad Sarayi who were jailed in solitary cells in hall 2 known the doghouse of ward 1 were tortured and beaten with clubs by two guards named Marjani and Mohsen Khalesi. These two prisoners unarmed the guards in self defense.
The officer in charge, Mirza Aqayi, along with a number of guards attacked the prisoners in this hall, beating them with electric clubs. These prisoners unarmed the officer to keep him from beating them and took him to one of the solitary cells. They subsequently took over the hall of ward 2.
(After the clashes) the two above mentioned prisoners were brutally beaten and transferred once again to solitary cells. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Jan. 18, 2010)


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