Prevalence of Rape in Youth Cell in Rajayee-shahr Prison

The youth cells of Rajayee-shahr prison is famous to be a safe and favorite place for pederasts and homosexuals and a paradise to rape younger inmates by them and the youth submission and obedience from them; young inmates who are threatened and intimidated and raped by the wicked and bullies of other cells in the middle of nights according to a report by Fereshteh Nasehi.

In another part of the report she then adds that the young people of this cell are between 18 and 25 years old and this is a reason that bullies of cell 6 who were for a long time deprived of sexual relations use force and threatening or alluring by money or narcotics to rape the young inmates of this cell.

One of the veteran prisoners who was in jail for years says that the conditions were so bad that the authorities of Organization of the Prisons dispensed condom among the prisoners to avoid venereal diseases.

The most famous cell is the cell of murderers in which there is no CCTV camera and surveillance cameras of the corridors are never controlled and every day there are lots of fights among the prisoners and the vital principle is to protect one’s life and a prisoner who can not join a specific band must pay by being raped.

The British newspaper, The Guardian also has a report about this based on a letter smuggled out by an inmate. According to The Guardian: “Prison guards in Iran are giving condoms to criminals and encouraging them to systematically rape young opposition activists locked up with them, according to accounts from inside the country’s jail system.

Mehdi Mahmoudian, an outspoken member of Iran’s Participation Front, a reformist political party, is among those prisoners who have succeeded in smuggling out letters revealing the extent of rape inside some of the most notorious prisons.”

There are rumors about the abuse of narcotics smuggler bands and even the jailors of the youth cell 11. Some prisoners talk about some jailors in charge with security and guarding of the cell who were dismissed because of offenses related to sexual abuse in prison.

The most famous cell is the cell of murderers in which there is no CCTV camera and surveillance cameras of the corridors are never controlled and every day there are lots of fights among the prisoners and the vital principle is to protect one’s life and a prisoner who can not join a specific band must pay by being raped.

The story of Ghezelhesar prison is something else. The prisoners residing there the witness that constant rape and slavery in this darkest prison is a common and ordinary thing for whole years. One of the residents says that in the past bullies shared the new comer young people among themselves but now “turning into bride” is so common and then they hire out these “brides” and the jailors never do anything and they are not able to do anything. He says that he heard himself that one day a Pasdar (guardian) pushed a young into the cell of bullies and said: “we brought bride for you.” This is not the exaggeration. One of the threats of investigators is saying: “I’ll send you to a cell that you can never keep your pants up.”

Reza one of the prisoners who experienced this cell with the bullies as a punishment says that in the past, raping or so called “turning into bride or deflower” of the young was very common in the cell of the bullies and murderers, but now each of these bullies finds a steady mate for him and in return of sex services gives him protection and support. He says that he had seen before that a young even for a packet of cigarette gave in to be raped but now they more mind to have a strong bouncer’s support. A young who is a sex mate is called “child”. A “child’s” role is not merely giving sex service but also he lives in the bully’s room like a wife and does work for him and is always at his service like an assistant. In addition to “child”, bullies have “dogs”, too. Dog is a term in prison for the prison guards supporting the bullies. Bouncers having a dog can import narcotics, and cell-phones into the prison and the “dogs” take benefit as well.

Mohammad Ali did some researches in Sepidar prison in Ahwaz. According to him, pederasts take an “adopted” who plays the role of a wife. The “adopted” is under the protection of the rapist and nobody else can disturb or molest him. These are mostly found in life imprisonment or murderers’ cells and the prison provides them with condoms to avoid AIDS or other venereal diseases.

Asked what will happen to the victim if he complains to the jailors, Reza answers: “Actually nothing. They will tell the victim ‘you yourself liked it, didn’t you?’ and the only thing that may happen is the changing of the rapist to another cell provided that the victim frequently insists.”

Though, the story of Ghezelhesar prison is something else. The prisoners residing there the witness that constant rape and slavery in this darkest prison is a common and ordinary thing for whole years. One of the residents says that in the past bullies shared the new comer young people among themselves but now “turning into bride” is so common and then they hire out these “brides” and the jailors never do anything and they are not able to do anything. He says that he heard himself that one day a Pasdar (guardian) pushed a young into the cell of bullies and said: “we brought bride for you.” This is not the exaggeration. One of the threats of investigators is saying: “I’ll send you to a cell that you can never keep your pants up.”

One of the political prisoners says to “Iran Wire”: ‘The most important threat by investigators to political prisoners is that they say “Our torture is a hundred times slighter than the torture you will face in the bullies’ and murderers’ cell. Assist us or we’ll send you to the murderers’ and bullies’ cell and tell them to kill you after raping you because they are looking for someone to kill to delay their execution for another five years.”

The sexual condition of prisoners in Kahrizak now called Soroosh is not good, either. And there is not so good news about the prisoners in that jail. And from Evin prison, there is news that sometimes by night inspections, jailors suddenly go upon two people naked in the bed and another charge of pederasty is added to their previous charges.