By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
A notorious camp in Tehran, dubbed “Shafagh”, has once again launched its activities, according to press reports from inside Iran. This camp, the location where drug addicts were held to end their addiction, was closed down in 2013 due to reported improper behavior with the detainees of the site. In one case this camp, known as the Shafagh concentration camp, witnessed the death of at least 53 drug addicts, all becoming ill with bloody diarrhea due to mismanagement and poor hygiene conditions. In other cases the individuals were forced to take a cold shower in the winter and died due to various illnesses. Other drug addicts in this camp were severely beaten.
The Tehran municipality had some time ago rounded up homeless drug addicts, including women, and once again transferred them to Camp Shafagh, said Iranian MP Fateme Daneshvar in a parliament session. This camp is inadequate from all standards, she added.
The Iranian regime treats drug addicts in such vicious manners while the major drug cartels in Iran are all controlled by the Revolutionary Guards and/or government officials are all involved in money laundering, as recently published in the Panama Papers.
It is worth noting that the government is even concerned about its own reporters entering Camp Shafagh and is not allowing any reporters from any media outlet into the site.