Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English

Concern is increasing for the wellbeing of over 14 political prisoners inside Iran’s notorious Gohardasht prison.

A call issued on Friday by the Iranian Resistance was addressed to the United Nations High 
Commissioner for Human Rights,

the Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to take urgent action to save the lives of these political prisoners.

“The Iranian Resistance expresses grave concern over the health and security of political prisoners on hunger strike in solitary confinement of ward 4 in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran,” the resistance said in a statement issued on Friday.

Abolqassem Fouladvand, Hassan Sadeghi, Saeed Masouri, Reza Akbari Monfared, Jafar Eqdami, Amir Qaziyan, Khaled Heradani, Zaniyar and Loqman Moradi are all in solitary confinement, the statement read.

Measures include insults and beatings by prison guards as well as the ban of family visits where the prisoners have been “deprived of the minimum hygiene products and decent clothing” the resistance said in their statement.

“The religious fascism ruling Iran exerts its authority through executions, torture and detentions. Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, with his “moderate” mask, are two sides of this medieval regime’s coin,” the statement read.

originally published in the english.alarabiya

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