Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Prison populace increased five times that of general population, according to prison chief

On May 19th a young prisoner by the name of Ali Shahsavari, held in a ward known as the “Correction Center” of Zabol Prison (southeast Iran), committed suicide protesting the Zabol public prosecutor refusing to provide him furlough at the end of his sentencing. Gholamreza Rezai, head of the prison security, ordered his hands and feet cuffed and transferred to the quarantine section.

Ghezelhesar prisons in Karaj

NCRI - According to reports from prisons, Khamenei's henchmen in Gohardasht and Ghezelhesar prisons in Karaj – West Tehran, on Friday May 19 brought ballot boxes into the wards and demanded with loudspeakers from the prisoners to participate in the voting for the regime's sham elections. But the show was met with a shrug of prisoners.

Henchmen knew that prisoners had no birth certificate, but were ready to get their votes even without birth certificates. They were met with refusal and boycott of prisoners.

Zahedan Central Prison

NCRI - On May 12th a number of political prisoners in Zahedan Central Prison in southeast Iran issued a statement calling on the Iranian people, ethnic and religious minorities, especially the Sunnis to boycott the farce presidential election. The statement reads in part:

Political Prisoner Ali Moezzi

The Iranian Resistance warns about the risk to the life of political prisoner Ali Moezzi and calls on all international human rights organizations, particularly the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and the Working Group on arbitrary arrests to take immediate and effective measures to address his situation who has been sent to exile to Fashafouyeh prison.