Female Political Prisoners & Newborns at Evin Prison Deprived of Drinking WaterOct 3rd, 2010
Sunday October 3rd, 2010 – According to reports from “Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran”, ward 2, a female ward at Evin has been deprived of drinking water for the past 24 hours, resulting in poor health conditions for female political prisoners, regular prisoners and newborns held at this ward. Water has been cut off completely at ward 2 for the past 24 hours, making it difficult for female prisoners to have access to drinking water. The lack of water has also lead to undesired sanitary conditions resulting in a number of female prisoners experiencing diarrhea and nausea.
Ward 2 also includes a number of newborns and toddlers under the age of two, incarcerated with their mothers. The lack of water has also led to undesired health conditions for these children and their mothers.
So far all complaints to prison officials by female political prisoners and other female prisoners has been in vane. The head of this ward, Mrs. Rezai, has refused to answer their requests and to take care of the problem. If water is not restored to this ward, it will result in further deterioration of the health conditions, putting the lives of these prisoners at risk.
The water used at the women’s ward at Evin is drilled through through the main water wells at Evin. This water is not hygienic and has resulted in acute kidney problems and other health conditions for both the prisoners held in this prison.
Currently there are only 20 female political prisoners being held at Evin prison. Their names are as follows:
- Nazila Dashti
-Reyhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabagh
-Manijeh Safar Elahi
-Mathare Bahrami Haghighati
-Ezrah Saadat Ghazi Mirsaeed
-Kefayaat Malek Mohammadi
The Human Rights & Democracy Activists in Iran, condemns depriving helpless female political prisoners, regular prisoners, newborns and infants from access to drinking water for long periods of time and calls upon the the High Commissioner for Human Rights and other International bodies to end crimes against humanity in Iran.
Human Rights & Democracy Activists in Iran
October 3rd, 2010
Translated by: Banooye Irani
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