Both Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran (http://hrdai.blogspot.com/2010/08/4-6.html) and Iran Press News (http://www.iranpressnews.com/source/081070.htm) are reporting on the arrival of the former Yaran at their new Raja’i Prison facility in the Gohardasht district [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gohardasht] of Karaj.
According to these reports, on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, four (4) of the Yaran were transferred to room 17 in Section 6 of this notorious prison. One of the four has been identified as Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli.
Based on these reports, in order to humiliate the Baha’is and put them under further psychological pressure, the Mafia-like gangs incarcerated in the same facility have began to refer to the Yaran as “infidels”. They have also tried to pressure other prisoners to insult and belittle the newly-arrived Baha’is, but it appears that most other prisoners have so far refused to comply with this suggestion. In fact, it is reported that most other prisoners are showing considerable respect to the Baha’is and try to be hospitable.
Section 6 is infamous in human rights circles, and the fact that some of the Yaran have been transferred there is deeply worrying. Often this section is a scene of bloody fighting among prisoners, and it is considered extremely dangerous. It is where certain political prisoners are sent to vanish. In the most recent clash among the prisoners in this section, 40 prisoners were injured, 10 of them so badly that they had to be transferred to outside hospitals for treatment.
Since the sentencing of the 20 years of imprisonment for these 7 Baha’is, the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, many Governments of the world, United Nations, European Community, many international humanitarian organizations, religious leaders, well-known individuals and people around the world have strongly denounced the manifestly inhumane treatment of the seven Baha’i prisoners, the unjust sentence against them and condemned their banishment to Raja’i prison in Gohardasht (see Iran Press Watch for complete listings of the said announcements).
Iran Press Watch.