Iran Prisons' Organization


Runs Iran's prison system, which is notorious for torture, beatings, and other human rights abuses against inmates. In 2021, the then-head of the Iran Prisons' Organization apologized and took responsibility for "unacceptable behavior" in leaked videos that showed guards beating inmates at the particularly brutal Evin Prison,which has been designated for human rights abuses by the U.S., EU, and Canada. Abuses have continued, however.

The current head of the Organization, Gholamali Mohammadi, has tried to cover up the government's systemic abuse of prisoners, claiming Iran's prisons "are fit to be presented to the world," given the system's "treatment of prisoners, its respect for prisoners’ rights and dignity, prison conditions, cultural and educational programs, job training for inmates, sanitary conditions in the prison environment, special attention to women and children, benefits such as pardons, leaves of absence and access to phone lines".2




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