Iran: Activist Prisoner Farhad Salmanpour Denied Medical carePublished by Ali on April 6, 2021
International Liberty Association: Activist prisoner Farhad Salmanpour Zahir has been denied medical treatment despite suffering from health conditions.
Farhad Salmanpour who suffered severe injuries to his spine as a result of torture and beatings in prison, as well as harassment by ordinary inmates, barely can walk and urgently needs medical treatment.
He also suffers from a lung infection and is suspected of having MS. He needs specialised medical tests. Salmanpour family’s requests for a leave from prison for him in order to receive medical treatment, is being withheld by judicial officials.
The prisoner was thrown down of his bunk bed last year by a dangerous criminal prisoner and suffered a broken spine.
The confinement of civil activist prisoners in Iran together with violent criminals has endangered their lives. There have been numerous reports of ordinary inmates incited by prison officials attacking human rights activist prisoners.
Farhad Salmanpour was arrested by security agents in Tehran on 21 August 2019 and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. After enduring 45 days in solitary confinement, he was transferred to section 4 in Evin Prison.
ILA: The 3rd Branch of the Evin Security Court charged Farhad Salmanpour with “aiding in the escape of Saied Malekpour”, “assembly and collusion against the state”, “spreading propaganda against the state”, and “publishing classified information”. This is while Saied Malekpour has said on many occasions that Farhad had nothing to do with his escape.