The prisons affiliated with the Velayat-e Faqih Judiciary, keep transferring prisoners from the Greater Tehran Prison to Evin and vice versa, ignoring the risk of prisoners being infected with the coronavirus.
According to “No to Prison – No to Execution”, about 100 prisoners of ward 8 in Evin Prison were transferred to the 5th hall of Greater Tehran Prison, and about 100 prisoners were transferred from Greater Tehran Prison to Evin, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Prison officials said the reason for the move was: “Since last year, it has been decided to separate the defendants and the offendants.”
Under the pretext of preventing the risk of prisoners and guards being infected with the coronavirus, every kind of appointments, and many other movements have been canceled since end February. But if so, how are these rushed transfers to be explained?
Behind the real reason for the prisoners’ transfer, we will witness appalling corruption and discrimination. Due to its geographical location and proximity to the city center, as well as the fact that it is easier for families to visit, better weather conditions and overall more options, Evin is a more convenient prison.
But why is all the ease just good for the noble-borns, bootlickers and thieves who are affiliated with the government? Why have Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, Shams and alike remained in Evin prison?
Is the reason that they are the son of the former president and the brother of the current mayor? That they own several companies and have excessive fortunes? Fortunes gained through massive loans. Loans taken under the pretext of investment in inner production, but invested outside of Iran instead.
Why don’t authorities explain the way they discriminate prisoners?
There are three groups of prisoners who have remained in Evin prison:
The first group:
multi-billionaires like Shams, Babak Zanjani and Hashemi Rafsanjani, whose bribery was not ineffective in preventing them from being transferred to a worse prison.
The second group:
political prisoners who became passive or betrayers.
The third group:
people who have committed regular crimes and are selected from the Greater Tehran Prison to work in production workshops. They are told: “Work with low wages, but endure imprisonment in a better prison”.
But have the prisoners working in the workshops of ward 8 and 7 of Evin Prison been paid according to the department of Labor regulations? Or not even up to 5% of it?
Isn’t a salary of 200,000 Tomans per month for 30 days of 8-12 hours hard work in textiles and tailoring of which the daily worth of products are more than 500,000 Tomans, a clear example of Islamic justice?!
The Ministry of Intelligence representative, the IRGC’s intelligence service, and the prison’s supervisor take advantage of this threat to keep political prisoners silent and passive. Prisoners are told, “We have worse prisons. It all depends on you. The signing of the statement, reports and any other action that endangers the interests and peace of the regime and its agents, is an excuse to transfer a political prisoner from Evin to Greater Tehran prison.”
That’s why staying in Evin prison is kind of a hush money to silence opposition and critics.