By Iran Probe Staff
Monday, 19 June 2017
Authorities in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran, in Iran have resorted to inhumane measures in searching the prisoners and their families during their weekly meetings. These actions were so humiliating they cannot be described as normal procedures. Each week the prisoners, their wives and daughters become extremely angry and file protests in this regard.
Regarding our families and loved ones, the prison guards direct each woman into a room for a full inspection. Inside two woman come for the inspection and force our family members to take off their clothes until they are half naked. They touch all their body parts in a repulsive way to prevent anything illegal being brought into the prison.
Our family members and loved ones never sought to inform the media about this issue or their husbands to know, because in our culture it is very embarrassing for anyone to say they have been sexually abused. We are the only individuals who are informed about such horrific treatment of our wives, sisters, daughters and other loved ones.
The prison guards carry out the same humiliating sexual abuse during the inspections that the prisoners go through. A number of the inmates have demanded the prison management decrease these harsh measures, only to fall on deaf ears.
This extremely insulting behavior and their emphasis to continue these cruel practices impelled us to write to Her Excellency hoping your dialogue may have an influence on the Iranian regime’s behaviors.
With the utmost gratitude,
Vahed Kholusi – Hamid Babaie – Saeed Masouri – Abolghasem Fouladvand – Zaniyar Moradi – Shaheen Zoqitabar – Reza Akbari Monfared – Hassan Sadeghi