What do US recent sanctions on Evin prison in Tehran really mean?
The sanction imposed on Evin Prison in Tehran, unlike financial entities targeted with US sanctions, is harder to understand how it will take effect. At its most, it will put pressure and limits on the bank accounts belonging to the directors of Evin and the prison head.
Prison administrators and those who have intermediaries with Evin officials or hold bank accounts in relation to it are limited. The sanction can crush on prison projects and administrative travels that require to be done. Those institutions that deal with the Evin prison inside Iran can hardly work. When the Iranian regime’s institutions are part of the sanctions it can firmly close the hands of other entities such as prisons inside Iran.
Earlier sanctions by US Treasury on 13 April 2017, put a ban on Sohrab Soleimani, Iran’s General Directorate of prisons who is also the brother of the IRGC Major General Qasim Soleimani.
Many women prisoners were jailed and tortured for long years at this prison and have helped bring out the true facts of how authorities deal with prisoners and political prisoners. Human Right’s violation and crime by Iran occurred here including a mass killing in 1988. Many of the young people in Iran’s recent uprising are held in this prison and have been tortured and harmed.
Iran has prevented previous international inspectors from spreading the truth about Evin, and one former Iranian reporter had acknowledged this scene back in Khomeini’s time. He says this is a cover-up plan to behold crimes committed by Iranian prison authorities.
In its latest statement, the Treasury said “prisoners held at Evin prison are subject to brutal tactics inflicted by prison authorities, including sexual assaults, physical assaults, and electric shock.”