Iran is holding the biggest number of political prisoners

Human Rights House of Iran reports that at present there are more than 600 political prisoners kept in the Iranian prisons. The figure might be higher but information is hard to verify the correct figure.

Out of the 600 prisoners: 173 are kept in the Evin prison; 354 are serving sentences and 246 are in detention waiting trial. Of those who have received sentences, 94 got more than 10 years. There are 63 women kept in various prisons and 38 journalists.

The Kurdish nationals with 162 have the largest number of prisoners among various nationals. Among the religous minority groups, the Bahais have the largest number of 45 prisoners. However, when some of the prisoners are set free on bail, others are detained and the number keeps its balance.

About Amnesty UK Blogs
Our blogs are written by Amnesty International staff, volunteers and other interested individuals, to encourage debate around human rights issues. They do not necessarily represent the views of Amnesty International.
View latest posts
0 comments