Violent raid on Iranís political prisoners reportedWed. 6 Jul 2005
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 06 Ė Guards in
Tehranís notorious Evin Prison, where political prisoners
are held, carried out a raid on cells in Ward 350 on Tuesday, injuring
prisoners and confiscating personal belongings and written materials.
The raid was carried out at , when prison guards led by an
officer called Abbasi charged into the ward.
Some political prisoners were injured in the raid, including Mohammad Moussavi and MostafaJoíkar. The authorities wanted to transfer both of them
to Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, but as a result of resistance
from other political prisoners they have not yet been transferred.
Evin Prison was built by the Shahís regime as a
modern security prison to house political dissidents, but it became the
Islamic Republicís most dreaded gulag and the site of numerous political