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Afshin Baymani in the Danger of Heart Attack in the 17th Year of Imprisonment

Posted on: 27th July, 2016
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HRANA News Agency – Afshin Baymani, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison is facing the risk of a heart attack in the seventeenth year of serving his life-long term. The doctor examined him and announced that a number of his heart vessels are blocked and need surgery and advanced care, despite this worrying situation the authorities have not agreed with his medical furlough yet.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Afshin Baymani, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison is facing the risk of a heart attack in the seventeenth year of imprisonment.

A close source to him confirmed the news and told in an interview with HRANA’s reporters: “On July 18, Afshin was taken to the “Thousand-bed Hospital”. Doctor Zand took specific tests related to the heart. The doctor said that a number of his heart vessels were blocked and he must undergo a transmitted angiography to use springs or balloon.”

The source added: “The doctor stressed that he would prepare the bed until the next Thursday for Afshin for the angiography and other treatments of his heart. The doctor insisted on the risk of myocardial infarction but Afshin was eventually returned to prison on the same day and the prosecutor has not agreed with his furlough yet.”

The political prisoner who suffered from heart failure has been denied the medical leave or medical treatment in a hospital out of prison.

The long term imprisonment of Afshin Baymani who is married and is father of two children in addition to physical problems such as heart disease and kidney stones, also has created serious problems for his family.

Afshin Baiymani political prisoner in hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison was arrested on September 5, 2000 and sentenced to death on charge of helping his brother to flee. His brother, Mehdi Baymani, was associated with the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, but the sentence was confirmed on the appeal court. His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment after 6 years.

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