According to reports, a number of political prisoners have been denied medical treatment in Iran.
Rajaie Shahr Prison officials have stepped up the pressure against political prisoners detained in Hall 10, Section 4 of this prison. Officials at the prison located in Karaj, have destroyed the prisoners’ medical records refusing to transfer them to the hospital or even the prison clinic. Denying political prisoners much needed medical treatment is a form of physical and psychological torture.
Reports indicate that political prisoner Majid Asadi, who is suffering from a variety of diseases, including acute digestive disease with unbearable pain has been denied proper treatment.
The 36-year-old former student activist at Alameh Tabatabaie University in Tehran was detained in 2008 by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and was released on bail after three months. He was detained once again in 2010 and was charged with “assembling and conspiring against national security”, and was sentenced to four years of prison. He was later sentenced to another six years of prison which he is currently serving.
Political prisoner Arash Sadeqi, who is also in grave condition was immediately returned to prison after surgery and was deprived
According to Amnesty International, “Arash Sadeghi has been in prison in Iran since 2016 solely for his peaceful human rights work, including speaking out in the media and communicating with Amnesty International.”
Hassan Sadeqi, another prisoner, is at risk of tearing of the eye veins and blindness because of the blows to his head and his eyes by interrogators.
Sadeqi and his wife were detained in 2012 for holding a ceremony for Mr. Sadeqi’s deceased dissident father. His father was a member of the MEK. Both he and his wife were sentenced to 15 years of prison while his business was confiscated and their 11 and 16-year-old children were left without guardians.
Reports also indicate that 65-year-old Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi is also in poor condition due to heart disease and old age.
He was initially detained in 2009 and was sentenced to five years of prison for giving financial aid to the MEK. He was released after serving his prison term and was detained again in 2016 when he was sentenced to another 11 years of prison.
Rajaie Shahr Prison’s Hall 10 of Section 4 is a
Meanwhile, hundreds of prisoners in the Orumieh Central Prison protested the suicide of one of the prisoners, the dire situation of the prison and the mafia measures of the prison head. Protesting prisoners kicked out the head of
Prisoners in the Orumieh Central Prison have minimum medical treatment, and only last month three prisoners died due to lack of treatment.
Hundreds of prisoners in Section 3 and 4 have only three hours a day for bathing. Instead of addressing the prisoners’ problems, the prison head has pressured them to save and reduce their water and electricity consumption. The prison shop also lacks adequate supplies to meet the needs of prisoners.