Inmate Dies in Urmia Prison Due to Lack of Medical Care

On April 15, 2023, an inmate lost his life due to being denied medical treatment in Urmia Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on April 15, 2023, an inmate, identified by HRANA as Abdollah Badavi, died in Urmia prison due to inadequate medical care.

An informed source told HRANA that, suffering from heart and blood sugar diseases, Badavi asked many times for parole or medical furlough, refused every time by prison officials. Ultimately, he died from a stroke in prison.

“In two separate cases, Badavi was sentenced to death for drug-related crimes and two years for collaboration with anti-regime groups. After a while, his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment,” the source added.

Badavi was imprisoned for eight years.

The Department of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran in 2022 registered 4322 reports on deprivation of medical care and 20 deaths in prison due to illness.