Visits banned ‎

8/1/2015 7:32:42 PM

Evin Prison 2

Evin Prison 2

The most ominous sign that something was afoot came in mid-July, when all of a sudden ‎family visits were banned. Families, anxious to hear about their loved ones’ fate in jails, were ‎turned away from prison gates with no clear explanation. This total darkness continued for ‎three months.‎
Inside, guards spread the word that an “Amnesty Commission” had been formed, which ‎would interview each prisoner in order to issue a general amnesty. Few believed the guards, ‎but the move, coming in the wake of the ban on family visits, gave rise to much speculation ‎among prisoners as to what the real intentions of the regime were. It did not take long for the ‎truth to emerge.‎