Sepideh Qolian, an imprisoned Iranian activist who is currently on leave, has tweeted about the situation of the women’s ward in Bushehr Prison, southern Iran, and the grave human rights violations in that prison.
Qalian wrote on her Twitter account, today, Thursday, September 9: “When I was transferred last year to this prison, I knew that I would face a forgotten hell, but the current brutality in this prison did not even enter my imagination. Women in Bushire prison for the worst forms of torture, and the inhumane conditions of being imprisoned women.”
In her report, Qalian described the scenes in which female prisoners lived in Bushire under pseudonyms.
The imprisoned activist continued describing the condition of an Afghan woman in prison with her child, saying: “From the guards’ point of view, this woman’s child is a “bastard”, and this child is wrapped in a shroud inside the ventilation hole in the women’s dormitory on the order of the head of the center, only to be afraid and go to bed. Early in the night, his mother Zahraa is shocked and as soon as her child is taken out of the shroud, she attacks him and hits the boy, and says I will discipline him myself, “Please, it has nothing to do with you.”
The political prisoner said that the prison warden believed that wearing underwear should be mandatory, and when one of the female prisoners refused, the prison warden forced all the female prisoners to hand over their underwear, to punish her.
According to Qalian, the medical official calls the female prisoners “city prostitutes” and threatens them to forcibly remove their clothes if they do not hand over their underwear.
“In the census line, everyone was forced to take off their underwear, put their bras and shorts in a garbage bag and hand them over to the medical officer. After that day, underwear was forbidden for weeks, even during menstruation,” Qalyan added.
And she continued: “Bathing for prisoners in Bushehr prison has certain hours, Sahar took a bath outside the specified time, and now about the same crime must be “cleaned” by the person responsible for the ward in the middle of the ventilation yard.”
Qalian reveals what this prisoner was exposed to and says: The warden stripped Sahar of her clothes in the yard, washed her with milk and mineral water with the help of the medical official, and forced the other prisoners to watch the scene and scream at her. And if a prisoner closed her eyes, she would be denied her right to phone, dozens of eyes, angry and stunned, staring at the woman’s naked and trembling body, each of us thinking how lonely and helpless we are.
Sepideh Qallian explained that these are only 5 of the 20 cases reported to the authorities in writing and orally, regarding the women’s ward in Bushehr Prison, and no response was received other than silence.
It is reported that some time ago, a group called “Adala Ali” hacked the cameras of Evin Prison and published pictures of the violent behavior of Evin Prison officials with the prisoners.
After this incident, many former political prisoners began spreading the tragedies that occurred in prisons across Iran.
Source: Iran Intel