Political Prisoner Kourosh Kuhkan Might Lose His Leg

HRANA News Agency – Evin Prison officials have refused to provide medical care to Kourosh Kuhkan, a political prisoner reported to be in critical condition.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Kourosh Kuhkan’s knee is severely infected such that if he doesn’t receive immediate medical attention, he might lose his leg entirely.

Iranian intelligence agents injured Kourosh Kuhkan’s knee during interrogations.After 17 months following this injury and repeated requests from him and his family, Kourosh Kuhkan was transferred to Taleghani Hospital to undergo a surgery after which he was locked up in Evin Prison again without any medical care or access to health care facilities.

Kourosh Kuhkan was tried at the Revolutionary Court, Branch 26, and sentenced by Judge Peerabasi to three years and six months in prison and 74 lashes.Kourosh Kuhkan is currently serving his sentence at Evin Prison in Ward 350.