Iran: political prisoners are deprived of medical care
Authorities in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj are depriving Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Nazari from receiving medical care outside of prison. This prisoner has been behind bars for 22 years. In the past few days prison authorities transferred Nazari from the hall of ward 12 to outside of prison due to heart and breathing problems. However, they have not permitted him to be hospitalized. Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Nazari is from the town of Shaheen Dezh and was arrested on May 30, 1994 by security agents. After being placed under months of torture in solitary confinement he was condemned to death. Following 5 years in prison in 1999 his sentence was downgraded to life in jail. This Kurdish political prisoner sewed his lips and went on hunger strike for 40 days back in September 2012 protesting two decades of detention.