Human Rights Prisoner Raheleh Ahmadi in Dire Health, Might be Paralyzed

Human Rights Prisoner Raheleh Ahmadi in Dire Health, Might be Paralyzed

Published by on January 18, 2021
Raheleh Ahmadi

International Liberty Association: According to Mr. Mostafa Nili, lawyer of Raheleh Ahmadi, human rights activist, she is in dire health and on the point of paralysis.
Mr. Nili said: “Despite growing concern of physicians over the possibility of her becoming paralyzed, no decision has been taken for starting medical treatment of this prisoner. She must be urgently granted medical leave, but nothing as such has happened, yet.”

It should be mentioned that, Raheleh Ahmadi suffered a nervous shock after her daughter, Saba Kord Afshari, was abruptly relocated to the notorious Qarchak Prison. She had mobility problems and was sent to hospital twice, including on 5 January 2021, when she was sent to Tajrish Hospital. Specialist physicians say she could be paralyzed. No decision has been taken on her treatment while the decision is an emergency.

ILA had previously reported that, the Intelligence agents arrested Mrs. Raheleh Ahmadi at her home on 10 July 2019 and taken to Qarchak Prison. She was temporarily released 4 days later on a bail of 700 million Tomans, until her prosecution was finalized. Subsequently, she received a prison sentence of 2 years and 7 months. On 1 February 2020, she was summoned and taken to the women’s ward of Evin to serve her sentence.

Depriving political prisoners of medical treatment is a common practice in Iran jails.

ILA has reported many cases of the lack of cooperation and foot dragging on the part of prison authorities lead to deterioration of the health of prisoners, and there have been cases when the prisoner has died.

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