Activist Prisoners Among 12 Testing Positive in Evin PrisonPublished by Ali on August 12, 2020
International Liberty Association: A random Corona test is done in Ward 8 of Evin Prison on Sunday, 9 August, revealed that 12 of the 17 inmates tested positive.
The 12 inmates have been transferred to the prison’s infirmary.
Activist teacher Esmail Abdi, labour activist Jafar Azimzadeh, lawyer Amir Salar Davoudi, Majid Azarpay, Fereydoun Ahmadi and Saeed Sharifi are among the 12 infected inmates in Ward 8 of Evin Prison.
Esmail Abdi already suffered from Asthma, and Jafar Azimzadeh suffers from kidney, heart and blood circulation complications, rendering them more vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Human rights organizations had repeatedly warned about the outbreak of the virus inside Iran prisons, calling for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.
ILA: Iranian authorities have deliberately denied medical treatment to prisoners of conscience and other political prisoners, putting their life and health at high risk. In some cases, they deny medical care to inmates to punish them or to force them into making false confessions against their will.