HRANA News Agency – Prisoners who have been charged with Muharebeh according to the old Penal Code, would find the chance of a retrial, after the changes and may receive reduction in their sentences or be released. Currently there are at least 48 male prisoners in Iranian prisons on charges of Muharebeh, who have in different ways been sentenced to more than twenty years imprisonment (with the exception of life imprisonment sentences).
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 48 male prisoners in Iranian prisons on charges of Muharebeh, who have in different ways been sentenced to more than twenty years imprisonment (with the exception of life imprisonment sentences). Due to the changes in the Islamic Penal Code in 2013, these prisoners may request for a retrial. Some might receive reduction in their sentences and some others who have served many years in prison may get released. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – The political and civil rights prisoners in Ahwaz are deprived of medical attention or medical furlough.
Karim Dahimi, the Iranian human rights activist, reported to HRANA news agency that “the political and civil rights prisoners in Ahwaz and other prisons of Iran are deprived from basic medical attention. The system doesn’t recognize any basic rights for these prisoners. The increasing number of prisoners and inadequate space has urged building of new prisons; however the problem of significantly large population of prisoners remains unresolved.” He added “despite the extremely hot weather of 50oC, the prisoners live in prisons with dramatically bad air conditioning system. Lack of cooling water system has forced the prisoners to use tap water, which has resulted in increasingly high number of patients with kidney stones. Diseases associated with digestive system and intestines are common problems largely related to inadequate drinking water.” He also indicated: “recently, the human rights activists in Ahwaz have been informed of a list of common diseases amongst the political Arab prisoners. The authorities have limited or banned the prisoners’ access to medical treatment.” (more…)