Account of Mohammad Sharifi Moqadam from Fashafuyeh Prison
Abdorrahman Boroumand Center
June 24, 2019
Yesterday morning when I was leaving the ward to go to visitation, I noticed a young adolescent in a corner of the corridor whom the duty officer had stopped and was talking to. In those few moments, I learned that his name was Nima and that he had recently been transferred to the ward. As the duty officer later recounted, “Nima was 16 years old and had been in detention for about two weeks; he had spent about 10 days in quarantine, and he had now been transferred to Hall 3”. “What were you telling Nima this morning?” I asked him. He responded: “First I got his info. Maybe the social workers can do something for him. Then I talked to him about pills, drugs, and offenses, and I mostly talked to him about sodomy. That’s all. I told him so that he would be careful. They really get tokids like that very quickly. And we work 24-48: We have a 24-hour shift then we’re off for 48 hours. I look after him myself on the days I’m here, but it’s a free for all the other two shifts.” Even though officers are not allowed to talk to us on the Warden’s orders, he is among the few officers who stays for a few minutes every time he brings our food rations, and we chat.