Tales of Discrimination and Pandemic: Iranian Prisoners Speak Out
A group of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience have made a public statement against a recent documentary shown on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting program 20:30 that sought to exonerate Iranian prisons from accusations that they were dirty, cramped environments where human rights are routinely neglected and where measures to protect prisoners from coronavirus were ignored.
Iran's State Television Lies About the Pandemic in Iranian Prisons
Over the last two weeks, the situation for political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Evin Prison has become critical. As part of this, prisoners have recently been profiled on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting’s program 20:30. The program sent its staff armed with cameras into prisons, recording selected prisoners stating that there were no cases of coronavirus in prison, that they were being kept in acceptable conditions and had not faced violence from fellow inmates or prison guards.