Two Sunni prisoner, Tohid Qureshi and Hamza Darwish, who were transferred to solitary confinement following the raid of hall 21 in ward 7 at Rajai Shahr Prison by Special Guard forces on Wednesday, February 06, are in critical condition due to being on continued hunger strike and beaten by prison officials.

A reliable source has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) on Monday, February 11 that ‘the prisoners held in the cells next to solitary confinement cells could hear the moaning of these two prisoners who were severely beaten by the Special Guard forces’.

These two religious prisoners were severely beaten during the raid of special guard forces before being transferred to solitary confinement despite the need for being transferred to the prison clinic.

Following the refusal of Tohid Qureshi to attend the trial in protest against to not being informed about the hearing date early enough and not having access to a lawyer and the support of other prisoners, 200 special guard and security forces stormed into the ward of Religious Prisoners with tear gas, beat and injured some of these prisoners severely in addition to transferring some of them to solitary confinement cells on Wednesday morning, February 06. The properties of these prisoners were also demolished by the special guard forces.