Rasoul Bodaghi, a member of the board of directors of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association, has been severely beaten in prison by the prison guards on May 28. The assault has taken place at 7:00 a.m. with one of the guards by the name of Ghasem Mohammadi cursing Bodaghi in Karaj Gohardasht prison where Bodaghi is being held. When protesting, Rasoul Bodaghi has been physically assaulted by two other Revolutionary Guards by the names of Sheikh and Aghvaii getting hit on different parts of his body.
Bodaghi has then been taken to the prison corridors, tied to the prison bars and repeatedly beaten sustaining injuries on his head, face, and his teeth.
His fellow inmates protesting the guards’ actions have also been beaten including Dr. Ahamd Zeid Abadi, the incarcerated journalist, member of the board of directors of the Iranian Journalists Trade Association, and the head of Islamic Iran Students (Advar Tahkim Vahdat).
Following the assault, the prisoners of conscience in Gohardasht ward number 6, in an statement, condemned the assault and called the attention of the world human rights organizations and activists on lack of any security on the lives of the political prisoners in Iran.