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Navid Kamran Deprived of Proper Medical Treatment in Evin Prison

Posted on: 14th January, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – Navid Kamran is a civil rights activist who is imprisoned in ward number 8 of Evin prison. Mr. Kamran needs two surgery operations, due to cutting his sensory nerves, motor impairment and platinum implant in his right leg fibula. Despite the recommendation of forensic, he still is being deprived of proper treatment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Navid Kamran who has old injuries on his right leg fibula and ankle, is facing motor impairment and movement difficulties. This problem has become worse due to heating problems in the prison and lack of warm water, and necessity of taking the stairs, and improper beds in the prison.

A close source to his familz told HRANA’s reporter, “The cold and bad condition of prison, including repetitive shortage of warm water, and hard access to beds, due to installation in height, has resulted in the increasing of the pain and has worsened his condition.”

This informed source continued: “While due to existence of platinum implant for right leg fibula and a cutting in his sensory nerves, motor impairment, he needs two surgery operations for removing the implant and also nerve transplant, but despite the recommendations by forensic of this prison, he has been deprived of proper medical treatment.”

Need to be mentioned, Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Irai, Navid Kamran and Behnam Moosivand were arrested last time on September 6, 2014 at their workplaces and released after some time on the bail.

According to informed sources, their detention was accompanied by acts of violence.

These activists’ trial was held by the Court of Appeal, Branch 54 in July 2015, while Golrokh Ebrahimi could not attend due to an illness and according to the medical evidences, her trial should had been postponed, but judge Salvati refused to do it and the prosecutor’s representative, without her presence, read the indictment and her trial was conducted in her absentia.

The court order was announced in Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court in their presence, on August 21, 2015. According to the verdict; Arash Sadeghi was sentenced to fifteen years, Golrokh Ebrahimi to six years, Navid Kamrani and Behnam Mousivand to 18 months of imprisonment. The sentences of Mr. Kamrani and Mr. Mousivand were reduced to 12 months in the court of appeal.

Arash Sadeghi, Behnam Mousivand and Navid Kamrani had a history of arrest and imprisonment before this case.

Behnam Mousivand also had been sentenced to two years imprisonment before which he has to serve now.

Arash Sadeghi was arrested on June 7, to endure 19 years imprisonment.

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