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Prisoner Dies of Medical Negligence in Custody A prisoner held at Urmia Central Prison, northwest Iran, died on 8 July as a result of the prison authorities’ medical negligence. Ashkan Mehrivash passed away on Monday, 8 July, because the prison’s defibrillator was not working. Ashkan, detained in Ward 15 of Urmia Prison, was taken to the prison clinic after suffering a heart attack.
After Two Months Hunger Strike, Arzhang Davoudi’s Life at Risk Arzhang Davoudi, writer and civil activist, has been on a hunger strike since 21 May, 2019 in Zabol Prison, south-east province of Sistan and Baluchestan, demanding to be returned to the political prisoners ward. In violation of Iran’s regulations on separation of prisoners, Arzhang Davoudi, 66, has been locked up held in a ward with inmates convicted of violent crimes.
Iran: Teenager Sentenced To 100 Lashes The Iran Judiciary sentenced a 17 year old boy to 100 lashes for an alleged crime. According to ROKNA, Ramin said he had not abused the 11 year old boy and the boy’s parents retracted their lawsuit against him. But Tehran Criminal court sentenced Ramin to 100 lashes on 15 July.
Ten prisoners, including a woman, were executed during a week, in different cities. Two of the victims were hanged in public. The woman was hanged in the Prison of Noshahr, in northern Iran, on Wednesday, 17 July, 2019. According to the state-run news agency, IRNA, the General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Kelardasht, Seyyed Farzad Hosseini, announced the execution of this 43-year-old woman in the Prison of Noshahr.