Iran: political prisoner’s dire conditions is troubling
The condition of a Kurdish political prisoner is considered critical after his need of medical care and medical supplies have been ignored by prison guards in the Minab Prison, southern Iran. During the past week Afsheen Sohrabzadeh has fainted many times for his low blood pressure and each time prison authorities have prevented his transfer to a medical center under the pretext of lack of adequate supplies. The medical care he received was on March 23 when a clinic nurse gave him a syringe from behind bars. Sohrabzadeh, 25 years old, was arrested on June 8, 2010 by agents of Kamiaran Intelligence Department and tortured to obtain coerced confession. On charges of “moharebe” (enmity against God) he was sentenced to 25 years behind bars and exiled to Minab Prison.