In order to avoid having to make account for its actions, the MOIS locks up a large number of political activists including journalists and publication owners, worker activists, women, clerics, dissidents, students and etc… in various detention centers all around Tehran so that no one knows anything about the fates of these people. Sometimes individuals who have been locked up in secret for two years without anyone knowing anything about their fate, can be found there.
a) The Mersad Detention Centre, located under the Kallej Brigdge
b) The Revolutionary Guards’ Detention Centre No. 59, located at the Eshratanad Garrison
c) Detention Centre No. 64, located 30 m away from Jei (the Jei Garrison)
d) Detention Centre No. 36, located at the Fatemi Intersection (the detention centre is run by the anti-intelligence section of the armed forces’ federal organization)
e) Detention Centre 66 run by the Revolutionary Guards (located at the Turquoise Palace)
f) The detention centre known as the American Club
g) The Masoul Detention Centre located on Masoul Street
h) The Abdullah Ansari Detention Centre, located on the eastern Hemmat Highway
i) The Motahari Detention Centre, located in the basement of the Islamic Republic’s Security Forces’ passport bureau
j) The Airport Detention Centre, located on the Mehrabad Airport’s facilities (military section).
k) The Emam Zaman Detention Centre, located behind the Taleqani Park, behind the Mirdamad subway station
l) The MOIS’s detention centre (MOIS follow-up unit), located at the Vali Asr Intersection, Mozafari (Saba) street
m) Army Detention Centers, located in almost all of the army’s bases which are run by the army’s counter-intelligence division as well as the revolutionary guards’ corps. All these detention centers are outside the Prisons’ Organizations field of supervision.
The reason to the extension is so that the true figures of the number of political prisoners are not revealed.
This is just a small example of the detention centers and prisons in which many political prisoners are being legally or illegally held.