Azerbaijani-Turk Activist Asghar Faraji’s Health Concerns in Evin Prison

Azerbaijani-Turk activist Asghar Faraji is serving his sentence in Evin Prison and is reportedly suffering from poor health. Despite his medical needs, he has been denied adequate care.

A source close to Faraji’s family informed HRANA that Faraji suffers from severe back pain. His and his family’s repeated requests for treatment at an external clinic have been ignored.

Faraji was arrested by security forces in 2019 and later released on bail, pending further legal proceedings.

Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran initially sentenced Faraji to seven years for “assembly and collusion against national security,” six years for “membership in unlawful anti-regime groups,” three years for “disturbing public opinion,” and one year and four months for “propaganda against the regime,” totaling 17 years and four months imprisonment. Additionally, he was sentenced to a two-year mandatory residence in a village in South Khorasan Province.

However, Branch 36 of the Appellate Court of Tehran later reduced the sentence to five years in prison.