The Iranian regime has transferred 8 female political prisoners, some of whom are relatives of residents at Camp Ashraf, to Evin Prison from Varamin’s Qarchak Prison.

The names of these prisoners are Shabnam Madadzadeh, Maryam Haji Loui, Maryam Akbari Monfared, Masoumeh Yavari, Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi, Motahareh Bahrami, Mahvash Sabet, and Fariba Kamal Abadi.

Previously they were all transferred to Qarchak from Karaj’s Gohardasht Prison. They have now been taken to the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran.

Qarchak, which used to be a large chicken house, lacks the most basic resources like air conditioning and hygienic facilities. More than 300 prisoners were held in cells that usually could contain only 100.

Some political prisoner families who had visited the prison referred to it as the “second Kahrizak,” in reference to the regime’s death camp in Kahrizak where a number of protestors were killed under torture.