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A Report on the Latest Status of Mohammad Nazari in Urmia Prison

Posted on: 22nd March, 2018
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Khalid Fereydouni

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Nazari is a political prisoner in Urmia Prison who was transferred there from Rajai shahr prison in Karaj in November 2017, due to protests against the prison conditions and the violation of prisoners’ rights. Despite medical problems, including kidney discomfort, he is still suffering from insufficient medical treatment due to absence of a doctor in the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Nazari is being deprived of having access to medical services due to a shortage of personnel and the absence of a doctor in the prison clinic.

Mohammad Nazari is one of the oldest political prisoners in Iran who is serving his sentence in Urmia prison.

The prisoner who is serving his twenty-fourth year, has been on hunger strike for about 55 days to protest against the legal process in his case before being transferred to Urmia Prison.

An officer named Molazadeh conflicted with Mohammad Nazari who was held in prison clinic after the end of hunger strike.

The officer slapped Mohammad Nazari twice. Omar (Saeed) Faghihpour (in the 18th year of imprisonment) and Khalid Fereydouni (in the 17th year of imprisonment), protested against his action.

However, a case was filed against Khalid Fereydouni and Omar Faghihpour based on the clash with officials.

Then these three political prisoners were transferred to Urmia prison in West Azerbaijan province from the Karaj Rajai Shahr Prison.

Mohammad Nazari, son of Hamdollah, born in 1971, was arrested on charge of cooperating with one of Kurdish opposition parties in Bukan in 1994. He was sentenced to death while he refused the charges and announced that the false confessions were obtained under torture. That sentence was reduced to life imprisonment five years later.

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