Failure to Provide Medical Care to Kourosh Kohkan in Evin

HRANA News Agency – Iranian government officials have denied medical care to Kourosh Kohkan who is a social activist locked up in Evin Prison since January 2010.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Kourosh Kohkan suffers from meniscus tear (torn cartilage) of the knee caused while intelligence agents were interrogating and torturing him in Evin Prison.

In April 2011, Kourosh Kohkan went on hunger strike to demand medical care and surgery for his knee.Subsequently, he was transferred to Taleghani Hospital and had a knee operation.Upon his return to Evin Prison after the surgery, due to the lack of medical care, the surgical site became severely infected.So far, prison officials have refused to provide further medical treatment to this political prisoner.

Judge Pierabasi presiding over the Revolutionary Court, Branch 26, has sentenced Kourosh Kohkan to three years and six months in prison and 74 lashes.For the time being, Kourosh Kohkan is serving his sentence in Evin Prison, Ward 350.