The reconstruction of Auschwitz in the Greater Tehran Prison is not a mere phrase. It is a bitter reality that is happening.
The Auschwitz camp was the largest and best-equipped Nazi concentration camp during the occupation of Poland by the Nazis. A total of nearly four million people were killed by the Nazi Germany SS forces during World War II from 1939 to 1945 under the command of Colonel Rudolf Höss and his colleagues in this camp.
Starving the Prisoners
One of the tools of the Auschwitz camp was to exhaust the victim with starvation along with forced labor. Now the same procedure is used by Iranian officials at the Greater Tehran Prison. The officials of the Greater Tehran Prison torture the inmates and put double pressure on the prisoners by starving them.
According to the news received from this prison on Tuesday, October 13, prisoners in the Greater Tehran Prison brigades are suffering from food shortages.
Little and Smelly Food
Eggs have been removed from prisoners’ diets for some time. When food is distributed, each prisoner receives only about 10-12 spoons of rice, which is very poor quality and stinks. Every prisoner has to make up for the lack of food at his own cost in order to be satisfied. But what percentage of prisoners can afford it?
A report from the prison emphasizes that these pressures are being carried out under the full supervision of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the Chief of the Judiciary Ebrahim Raisi.
But this is not the entire problem. Because the water in this prison is supplied from contaminated wells, the prisoners do not have potable water and have to buy each bottle of water for 30,000 rials.
Comprehensive Corruption of Prison Officials in Greater Tehran
This is while the prisoners have no source of income. Most of them were heads of households before their arrests. But now, in addition to leaving their families homeless and hungry, they also need the help of their families to earn a living. This situation has put additional pressure on the prisoners as well as their families.
Another report from the Greater Tehran Prison states that in this prison, prisoners are awakened every morning at 6:30 am. They are forcibly sent to the fresh air from 7 am to 8 am in the morning for the census.
Rape and Looting in Prison
Earlier, political prisoner Soheil Arabi had given out in several documented reports, information on the deteriorating health situation, horrific class divisions, distribution of drugs by prison guards, neglect of the patient’s situation, and the health status of prisoners in different brigades of prisons in Greater Tehran. It is as if it was because of these documentary reports that this prisoner had been transferred from this prison a month ago and disappeared. An issue that has raised many concerns.
Contrary to their own repressive laws, in Greater Tehran, instead of solitary confinement, there are 20-bed suites, sometimes holding 60 to 70 people as punishment. In the corner of each suite, there is a bathroom and a toilet separated by a curtain from the hall. With this structure, the constantly annoying stench seems natural throughout the hall.
The doors are always closed in the punishment suites. Prisoners have no access to ventilation, sunlight, cigarettes, or shops. They hold the prisoners so long in that situation so that he gives up. According to the guards, this will continue as long as the prisoner repent. They are then returned to the public ward with a commitment. In general, the public space of the Greater Tehran Prison is designed to make all prisoners bow and honor the guards.
The jailer provided wildlife where drugs can be easily found. Rape has become natural. Extortionist gangs and thieves openly extort and rape newcomers. All this is done in coordination with the prison cell heads and, of course, the prison guards and wardens.
Monthly inspections are harsh and inhumane. Prison officials allow soldiers to use violence against prisoners. In a way, they even break their dishes and flasks to find drugs. They destroy all their belongings. The smallest protest by the prisoner is answered with batons and beating. Prisoners have even been told that they do not have the right to look at and recognize soldiers’ faces during inspections. In case of raising the head, they face the most severe reaction of the guards and special forces.