Covid-19 threaten life of Political prisoners in IranPublished by Ali on May 29, 2020
International Liberty Association: Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri has been suffering from haemorrhage for three weeks and has become seriously weak. He is held in ward 5 of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary where COVID-19 suspected patients are held, and he is in danger of becoming infected.
He has lost a lot of blood and needs blood transfusion, the prison’s infirmary staff say this is not their duty.
Akbar Bagheri has severe haemorrhoid, liver complication and kidney malfunction. Last week, he had a high fever after his health relapsed. But instead of treating him, prison authorities intended to transfer him to the quarantine ward where covid-19 patients are detained.
Authorities of Evin Prison had previously promised to send him to a civic hospital to undergo surgery. However, he was abruptly transferred to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary, without being cared for ever since.
Akbar Bagheri and many other prisoners of conscience and political prisoners and civil activists are held in Tehran Penitentiary where covid-19 suspected patients are held and is in danger of becoming infected.
Akbar Bagheri has an 8-year-old daughter and an elderly mother who were under his care. His family live in Kermanshah and are not able to visit him due to the long distance.
ILA has called for an urgent action to release the prisoners in Iran, and are particularly concerned about their life after Covid-19 outbreak inside Iran prisons.