The families of jailed dervishes and other political prisoners in ward 350 of Evin Prison have rallied people to gather at the Tehran Prosecutor’s office on Saturday March 8 at 11 AM to demand just treatment of prisoners.
The Kaleme website reports that the call was issued following a new wave of pressure that the judiciary and security officers are imposing on political prisoners.
The reports indicates prison authorities have been creating tension in recent months by “antagonizing relations between political and non-political prisoners” as well as transferring prisoners and “denying necessary medical treatment” to political prisoners.
In a recent letter to the head of the judiciary, 20 prisoners from Ward 350 of Evin Prison described illegal and arbitrary actions carried out by prison authorities and Judge Salavati in denying prisoners medical treatment, warning that their delays and refusals could result in irreparable damage to the prisoners’ health.
Meanwhile, six dervishes have begun a hunger strike to protest the harsh conditions imposed on Ward 350 prisoners.