Saturday , 19 June 2021

Properties of Executed Sunni Prisoners Treated as “War Booty

HRANA News Agency – The head of Rajai Shahr prison has allowed criminal prisoners to “loot” the personal properties of executed Sunni prisoners. In response to several survivals’ protests, the prison officials said “These are the remnants of those executed as ‘war booty’ and we are free to decide about them.” However, according to the law, the belongings of the executed prisoners, belong to their heirs.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the head of ward 4 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj had opened the entrance door of Hall 10 (former hall of Sunni prisoners) where had been sealed by welding after the prisoners had been transferred for execution, and allowed the criminal prisoners to enter and loot the stuff of the executed prisoners.

Recently, five former prisoners of this hall who had been spared for execution, after a week of solitary confinement in the ward of the Revolutionary Guards returned to the ward. When the prisoners went to their previous ward to collect their belongings and their executed friends’ belongings [to return to their families], they realized the looting by ordinary prisoners with the permission of the head of the ward.

It is reported when these prisoners asked the reason for such intentional outlawry, Mr. Shojai, head of ward four responded: “These are ‘war booty’ and it is my right to do anything I want.”