Kachouii Prison authorities deny medical treatment to Monireh Arabshahi

Kachouii Prison authorities deny medical treatment to Monireh Arabshahi

Published by on March 2, 2021
Monireh Arabshahi

International Liberty Association: Latest reports indicate that Kachouii Prison authorities have refused to grant medical leave to Monireh Arabshahi who is suffering from thyroid malfunction and needs to be operated.

In mid-December, when Mrs. Arabshahi had a swollen throat and had difficulty breathing, doctors said that she needed to be urgently tested.
But Kachouii Prison authorities have prevented her from having a thyroid gland scan and other tests which would prove whether she needs to undergo surgery.

Most recently, the Forensics Medicine Office verified that Monireh Arabshahi cannot endure prison conditions and that she should be granted medical leave.

Monireh Arabshahi and her daughter, Yasaman Aryani, are imprisoned for opposing the mandatory veil. They are serving their sentence of 5 years and six months.

One of Iran common practices is torturing Activist prisoners by depriving them of medical treatment. The method proved even more efficient during the pandemic. risoners infected by the virus are detained in contaminated sub-standard quarantines, and left unattended as a bid to torture and murder them.

The 28th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Monireh Arabshahi and her daughter, Yasaman Aryani, to 16 years in prison, each, for “assembly and collusion against national security, propaganda against the state, and encouraging corruption and prostitution.” The Revision Court commuted their sentence to 9 years and 7 months, of which 5 years and six months will be implemented for each of them.

ILA: Monireh Arabshahi was arrested on 11 April 2019, one day after her daughter. They were both transferred to Ward 5 of Qarchak Prison. On 13 August 2019, they were both transferred to the women’s ward of Evin Prison.

On 21 October 2020, the Evin Prison authorities called Monireh Arabshahi and Yasaman to meet their lawyer. But instead, they transferred them to the Kachouii Prison in Karaj.

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