Rajaee Shahr Prison

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Also Known As:
Gohardasht prison
Rajaei Shahr Prison
Raji-Shahr prison

Involved In:
Human Rights Violations


Karaj, Iran

Person of interests:
Gholamreza Ziaei

Reason for the color:
» Rajaee Shahr Prison was designated pursuant to E.O. 13553 for being a person acting on behalf of the Government of Iran who is responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents;
» Rajaee Shahr Prison has denied prisoners adequate medical care and access to legal representation. Many Iranians who recently protested against their government are imprisoned at Rajaee Shahr, a facility where prisoners participating in hunger strikes are denied medical care; where there are reported incidents of sexual abuse and unlawful executions; and where at least one prisoner had his eye gouged out by prison officials;

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