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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)-- An imprisoned Iranian pastor was injured in an attack by his own guards last week, according to Barnabas Aid.
Pastor Farshid Fathi was among several prisoners hospitalized after a raid on their ward by about 100 guards.
During the assault of Evin Prison's notorious Ward 350 -- which holds political prisoners and prisoners of conscience -- guards assaulted inmates who had previously protested an overly aggressive search of their cells.
Dozens of prisoners were injured in the raid. Farshid -- who is serving a six-year sentence -- suffered a broken foot and toe.
Despite numerous reports about the attack, the head of Iran's prisons denied there had been any beatings of prisoners by their guards.