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Hassan Tafah In Critical Health Condition In Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: 6th September, 2015
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Hassan Tafah

HRANA News Agency – Hassan Tafah, 86-year-old prisoner in Rajaee Shahr prison, despite suffering from acute blood cancer and having a punishment intolerance order, still remains in prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hassan Tafah, 86-year-old prisoner in Rajaee Shahr prison in spite of acute blood cancer and despite the passage of one year from the acceptance of punishment intolerance order, still is held in prison and is prevented from being released from prison, being sent on leave or even being transferred to the hospital.

An informed source about his situation told HRANA: “Although the “punishment intolerance order” for this prisoner has been upheld, and after a year of its issuance and also forensic medic’s previous request based on the necessity of releasing him because of his disease of leukemia and his age, he is yet being kept in the prison.”

Hassan Tafah was arrested in 2008 by the security forces and was tried by Tehran Revolutionary Court Branch 15, presided by Judge Salvati, on charges of espionage and propaganda against the regime, and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

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