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Arash Sadeghi Suffers from Intestinal Colitis

Posted on: 23rd April, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – Arash Sadeghi, civil rights activist, who is imprisoned in ward 350 of Evin prison, and was suffering from Asthma and stomach bleeding, following his long hunger strike, is diagnosed with intestinal colitis as well. Despite approval of the prosecutor, the IRGC still prevent him from being transferred to a hospital and deny his medical furlough.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Arash Sadeghi, political prisoner of ward 350 of Evin prison is in a critical condition.

His stomach bleeding has worsened during past days and he has bleeding constantly. His asthma that is the result of a lung infection, is progressing, and authorities are ignoring his condition even more.

On the other hand according to prison’s physician he was diagnosed with intestinal colitis.

A close source to his family told HRANA’s reporter, “Arash is still not able to eat properly. Besides, proper food and facilities for his condition are not available in ward 350. But still his request for having medical furlough is being rejected by the IRGC”.

Arash Sadeghi was transferred to Imam Khomaini hospital on February 6, and sent back to prison after few examinations, while he ended his second hunger strike after the prosecutor gave some promises.

This civil rights activist who had gone on hunger strike for a second time on January 22, when Golrokh Irai was arrested, was transferred to ward 350 on January 25, which is a place with minimum communication facilities with outside.

Mr. Sadeghi who started his second hunger strike just a few days after ending his first 71-day-long hunger strike, while being in a critical physical condition, has inappropriate health condition. Mr. Sadeghi had been transferred to ward 2-A of the Revolutionary Guards, in Evin prison, “under the pretext of” transition to hospital on January 25, and after three days he was transferred to ward 350. His personal belongings including his “watch and wedding ring” have disappeared in this moving.

Arash Sadeghi, civil activist imprisoned in Evin Prison, had started a hunger strike, demanding a fair trial to address the accusations against his wife, Golrokh Irai, which he ended after 71 days with the promise of considering his demands by the authorities, when his wife left the prison on January 3.

However, just after two weeks of sending Golrokh on leave, and while Arash had ended his hunger strike, the authorities breached their promise and arrested Mrs Irai and returned her to prison, on January 22, so that Arash, despite his very critical physical condition, due to his long term hunger strike, went on hunger strike again, to protest against the authorities breach of promises.

It should be mentioned that on his latest referral to the hospital the specialist doctor confirmed that he had stomach bleeding up to 12.5%, shortage of hemoglobin (anemia), serious and severe lung infection and had to be hospitalized for at least 4 to 5 days.

However, due to the prosecutor, prison security and Sarallh Corps pressure, this prisoner was returned to Evin prison on February 6, 2017.

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