Prisoner of conscience critically ill in Iranian jailPublished by International Liberty Association on October 23, 2017
Mohammad Nazari who has been on hunger strike since 30th July, has been in prison for over two decades. According to reports from Iran he is critically ill and needs urgent medical care outside prison.
Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action appeal to all its members calling for his immediate and unconditional release.
Mohammad Nazari, 46, has been unjustly imprisoned and is protesting the refusal of the authorities to review his sentence “from a grossly unfair trial and stemmed from his peaceful support of the political goals of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI)”, according to Amnesty International.
“He has lost about 25 kilograms in weight, his blood pressure has repeatedly dropped, and he has become so physically weak that he can no longer walk or talk. He also suffers from several general health problems including heart disease, for which prison doctors have long said he requires specialized medical care outside prison. The authorities have consistently ignored such advice. On 19 October, Mohammad Nazari was transferred to a hospital outside prison on an emergency basis but was returned to prison after one night without receiving adequate treatment”, AI reported.
Despite his deteriorating health, Mohammad Nazari has said that he will continue his hunger strike until he dies, unless the authorities grant his repeated requests for a fair review of his case. Mohammad Nazari was arrested aged 23 in May 1994 by Revolutionary Guards officials in Bukan, and has spent half of his life in prison.