Mostafa Daneshjou Was Found Unconscious in Jail Bathroom

Posted on: 27th October, 2013
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HRANA News Agency – Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervish rights defender in ward 350 of Evin Prison, Mostafa Daneshjou was unconscious in the bathroom and transferred to the prison clinic wednesday evening  October 23, 2013.
According to Kaleme website, he has been transferred to the prison infirmary due to his deteriorating health conditions and fluctuating blood pressure for the fourth time in three days but each time, the infirmary officials did not allow him to be sent to a hospital outside the prison.
Also Evin Prison’s infirmary officials refuse to transfer other jailed Gonabadi Dervishes who are suffering from acute cardiovascular disease to the specialized treatment centers so this has caused harms to them.
Despite the doctor’s orders for follow-up medical care of jailed Dervishes in specialized institutions under medical management outside prison but authorities refuse to grant them a medical furlough and even from transfer to medical centers.
Gonabadi Dervish lawyer, Mostafa Daneshjou is suffering from severe respiratory disease and asthma and according to the coroner’s certificate his lung capacity has diminished with 40 percent during his jail term and is strictly prohibited from being kept in a closed space. Also according to the physicians, due to severe asthma and cardiac arrhythmia, he should have access to specialized health care and needs to be checked monthly by a lung specialist doctor.
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and Dervish rights activist Mostafa Daneshjou who his law license was revoked due to defense of Dervishes has been initially sentenced to seven months in prison on charge of spreading lies and disturbing public opinion by appeals court in Mazandaran on May 18, 2011 and after he passed his period of conviction, transferred from Sari prison to the section 209 of solitary confinement in Evin prison ahead of new charges.
After being unlawfully held in custody for several months, he was tried in absentia by Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Salavati and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on charges of “establishing the illegal organization Majzooban Noor in an attempt to disturb national security, propagate against the regime, insult the leader and disrupt public order.”

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