29 May 2019
Endless Pain and Suffering of Ahwazi Female Prisoners
On daily basis, the Iranian occupation practices the most severe and worst forms of physical and psychological torture against female prisoners.
Torture of women prisoners ranges from indecent verbal abuse to physical abuse, or deliberate medical neglect, which has become an additional factor and a heavy burden on female prisoners in the Iranian prisons.
Prisoner Amena Sari, only 20 years old and a graduate of school of accounting living in al-Thawra district, was detained on November 6th, 2018 by the Revolutionary Guard’s intelligence, 24 hours after detaining her father Hattab Sari and her brother Ameen Sari. She has faced brutal torture of beating, insulting, torture and deprivation of the most basic humanitarian needs, causing her tumors, while prison authorities refrain from hospitalizing her.
Many girls, wives and mothers, inside the prisons of the Iranian regime, face the shadow of slow death, although international institutions enact laws and legislate against violence and torture against women, but the truth is that the Iranian regime is merciless and does not differentiate between men and women prisoners, and continues its crimes.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, said that terrorism is essentially a denial and destruction of human rights and that counter-terrorism will never succeed through pursuing this path of denial and destruction.
In turn, The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights “AODHR”, emphasizes that treating prisoners in this manner is no different from acts of terrorism against human beings, stressing its grave concern about the deliberate medical negligence by the Iranian government.
The organization appeals to all international human rights institutions to intervene immediately and to exert all forms of pressure on the Iranian government to develop solutions to the health crisis of Ahwazi prisoners and the need to abide by the international laws that hold the governments responsible for the health of prisoners, in particular articles 102, 103, 113, 115 and 216 of the law governing prisons, which is the minimum standards for dealing with prisoners.