Lack of Medical Attention for the Arab Political Prisoners in Ahwaz

HRANA News Agency – The political and civil rights prisoners in Ahwaz are deprived of medical attention or medical furlough.
 
Karim Dahimi, the Iranian human rights activist, reported to HRANA news agency that “the political and civil rights prisoners in Ahwaz and other prisons of Iran are deprived from basic medical attention. The system doesn’t recognize any basic rights for these prisoners. The increasing number of prisoners and inadequate space has urged building of new prisons; however the problem of significantly large population of prisoners remains unresolved.” He added “despite the extremely hot weather of 50oC, the prisoners live in prisons with dramatically bad air conditioning system. Lack of cooling water system has forced the prisoners to use tap water, which has resulted in increasingly high number of patients with kidney stones. Diseases associated with digestive system and intestines are common problems largely related to inadequate drinking water.” He also indicated: “recently, the human rights activists in Ahwaz have been informed of a list of common diseases amongst the political Arab prisoners.  The authorities have limited or banned the prisoners’ access to medical treatment.”
 
The following is a list of political prisoners of Arab minority who have been deprived of medical treatment in Karoun prison of Ahwaz or other prisons of Iran:
 
1-    Gholam-Abbas Saki (Saeid Saki) – Arrested in Syria in 2006 and extradited to Iran. He has spent more than 3 years in the solitary confinement in the ministry of intelligence in Ahwaz and three months in Evin prison. He is currently imprisoned in Dezful prison under inhuman and poor health conditions.
 
2-    Rasoul Mazraeh – Rasoul is citizen of Ahwaz, arrested in Syria in 2006 and extradited to Iran. He is charged with fighting against God (i.e. the so-called Moharebeh) and imprisoned in Yasouj prison. He is suffering from prostate cancer and has limited access to proper treatment.
 
3-    Ramazan Ezari Naseri – Ramazan Ezari Nasari lived in Kout-Abdollah region of Ahwaz and arrested in 2006. He has been charged with fighting against God and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He is suffering from infection and health complications.
 
4-    Ali Helfi – Ali Helfi is a citizen of Hamidieh and arrested in 2005. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He is suffering from stomach ulcer and intestine infection.
 
5-    Ali Manbouhi – Ali Manbouhi is a citizen of Hamidieh and arrested in 2009. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to 25 years in prison in the prison of Jiroft – Kerman. He is suffering from heart disease and diabetes and needs immediate medical attention.
 
6-    Rahim Afravi – Rahim Afravi is a citizen of Ahwaz – Alavi County and arrested in 2009. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to 25 years in prison in the prison of Jiroft – Kerman. He is suffering from heart disease and diabetes and needs immediate medical attention.
 
7-    Abdol Zahra Halij, son of Khazal – Abdol Zahra Halij is a citizen of Ahwaz – Shekargah County and arrested in 2005. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to life in prison in the prison of Karoun – Ahwaz. He is suffering from severe right foot infection, which resulted in a difficult surgery with a metal joint in his leg. He now needs immediate medical attention and operation to remove the metal joint.
 
8-    Hasan Abiat, son of Jalav and born in 1978 – Hasan Abiat is a citizen of Hamidieh and arrested in 2011. He was charged with fighting against God. He is currently waiting for his decree in the prison of Karoun – Ahwaz. He is suffering from hearing problem and digestive tract complications.
 
9-    Abdol-Emam Zayeri, son of Mahmoud – Abdol-emam Zayeri is a citizen of Ahwaz – Kantex County and arrested in 2005. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to life in prison in the prison of Karoun – Ahwaz. He is suffering from stomach bleeding.
 
10-  Yahya Naseri, son of Mansour – Yahya is a citizen of Ahwaz and arrested in 2005. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to life in prison in the prison of Karoun – Ahwaz. He is suffering from heart disease and requires immediate medical attention.
 
11- Kazem Khoshnamak (Khaziravi), son of Abdol-Hossein – Kazem is a citizen of Abadan and arrested in 2008. He was charged with fighting against God and sentenced to 15 years in prison in the prison of Karoun – Ahwaz. He is suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes.
 
12- Majid Torfi has been charged with acting against national security and sentenced to 6 years in prison. He is suffering from nervous system complications and psychological disorders. He needs immediate medical attention.
 
13- Abdol-Amir Matoori is a citizen of Khorramshahr and arrested in 2009. He was charged with fighting against national security and propaganda against Islamic Republic and sentenced to 5 years in prison by the revolutionary court of Ahwaz. He is suffering from severe epileptic seizure.
 
14- Jalil Heidari, sentenced to life in prison, suffers from severe kidney complications.
 
15- Majid Sari is a citizen of Ahwaz – Seyed Karim County and arrested in 2009. He was charged with fighting against national security and connection with foreigners. He is sentenced to 20 years in prison. He is suffering from severe epileptic seizure.
 
16- Adel Maferavi, the son of Adnan, is sentenced to 15 years in prison. Due to brutal torture, he is suffering from severe back and hip injury and requires immediate care in hospital.
 
17-  Nazem Berihi, son of Sagban and born in 1986, is a citizen of Hamidieh. He is a student in one of the local religious schools and arrested in October, 2005. He is charged with fighting against God and sentenced to life in prison by the revolutionary court of Ahwaz. He is suffering from severe skin diseases.
 
18- Taleb Savari, arrested in 2007, and sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Sepidar prison of Ahwaz. He has been previously arrested in 1998. He is suffering from intense eye problem and requires immediate medical attention skin diseases.
 
19-  Engineer Ghazi Heydari, son of Abdol-Zahra and born in 1976 – Ghazi is a citizen of Ahwaz and arrested by the local intelligence system agents. He is a cultural and human rights activist and has been incorrectly charged with access to the websites and information published by the enemies of the state. He has repeatedly denied these allegations. He is sentenced to 10 years in prison by the revolutionary court of Ahwaz in 2009. He has been under intense physical and psychological tortures and suffering from injuries to his chest and hearing system.

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