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Afshin Baymani Deprived of Medical Furlough Despite Critical Condition

Posted on: 8th April, 2017
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Afshin Baymani

HRANA News Agency – Afshin Baymani, political prisoner, is being deprived of medical furlough despite going through all administrative procedures including depositing the issued bail. Afshin Baymani, who has been imprisoned from 16 years ago, has been deprived of leave so far, although he needs medical treatment for his heart problems, including heart blood vessels obstruction that requires advanced medical care, he needs medical leave and treatment now more than ever.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a source close to this political prisoner told HRANA’s reporter: “Due to the heart problems that Afshin is suffering from, he should not be transferred in handcuffs to the hospital. Generally, he should be away from stress, but the prison warden and other officials act in contrary to this issue.”

The source continued: “Afshin has endured a long period of imprisonment, long-term solitary confinement, and there are not required medical facilities for him. He takes several different pills every day, including blood pressure pills, aspirin, and nitroglycerin and so on.”

The source close to Mr. Baimani at the end emphasized that: “All the paperwork for his leave including depositing the bail have been done, also his leave permission has been prepared, but it is not clear why prison authorities refuse to send him on leave.”

HRANA had earlier reported in this regard that this political prisoner had been sent to Tehran Heart Hospital on September 10, 2016.

According to the latest reports, Afshin Baymani faces with the risk of heart attack. Doctors, after examining him, said a number of vessels were blocked and he needed heart surgery, and advanced care.

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

Afshin Baymani, 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, Mehdi Baymani, who was associated with the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, to flee. Afshin’s sentence was confirmed on the appeal court, but after 6 years, it was commuted to life time imprisonment.

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