Female detainees under pressure in solitary cell in Gohardasht Prison

A number of women who were arrested in the Ashura (December 27, 2009) protests and the days before and after February 11 (anniversary of the Iranian revolution) are under intolerable and inhumane conditions in solitary cells in the Women's Section of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.

Currently at least three of them are in solitary cells. They have been transferred to solitary cells in the women's section because solitary cells in the Sepah section are full. Intelligence agents mentally and psychologically torture them and intend to force them to give face confessions in order to issue heavy sentences against them. The names of some of these women are:

1- Fatemeh Veisi, arrested on Ashura and taken to solitary cells in the women's section. A number of her family members have been executed by the regime because of their political beliefs.

2- Maryam Bahrami, arrested on Feb. 11

3- Ms. Karimi, believed to be Baha'i

4- Somayeh Hosseini who was arrested with her brother on Feb. 11

(Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Feb. 25, 2010)


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