Iran: Majid Asadi deprived of medical carePublished by Tirdad on October 15, 2019
Iran authorities in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj, west of Tehran, depriving Majid Asadi from the medical care that he needs by not permitting his transfer to a hospital. This prisoner is suffering from various illnesses, including his glands and digesting system, eyes and spinal cord. Prison authorities are demanding that he wear prison clothing when sent to a hospital.
This is a method used by Iran prison authorities to humiliate prisoners of conscience when sent outside of their controlled facilities and into the public.
Back in November 2017, Assadi was sentenced by a court to six years behind bars on vague charges, such as “threatening national security through gathering and collusion,” and “propaganda against the state.”
Back in late September of this year, a court hearing scheduled for Assadi was cancelled for the second time following his refusal to wear prison uniforms during his transfer for the court procedures. Assadi was also protesting illegal measures taken by prison authorities, according to reports obtained from inside Iran.