Inmate Died in Prison due to Delay in Medical Care

Inmate Died in Prison due to Delay in Medical Care

On March 8, an inmate died in Urmia Prison due to the lack of medical care and prison officials’ delay in dispatching him to a hospital.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, an inmate identified as Farhad Naghizadeh died in Urmia prison due to a delay in medical care.

An informed source told HRANA that “Naghizadeh suffered from heart disease. Last Wednesday, he fell ill severely. Prison officials, however, delayed his dispatch to a hospital. He died while they were transferring him out of the ward.”

For Five years, Naghizadeh was imprisoned for drug-related crimes.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 1127 reports of violations of prisoner’s rights including; 133 physical assaults of prisoners, 4322 of deprivation of medical care, 204 of illegal transfer to solitary confinement, 102 of attempted hunger strikes, 166 of forced transportation or exile, 4983 of threats against prisoners, 46 of banning prisoners from having visitors, 652 of psychological and physical torture, 20 prisoners died due to illness, 2 arrestees were killed by prison authorities, and 14 prisoners committed suicide.


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