HRANA News Agency – According to the changes related to Moharebeh (waging war against god) in the New Islamic Penal Code, those who have been convicted of Moharebeh based on the previous penal code, will now have the possibility for a retrial, commutation and release. Currently tens of prisoners in Iranian prisons are convicted of Moharebeh for different reasons, this includes at least 22 male prisoners who are sentenced under 15 years of imprisonment. The following is the fifth list published in regards to “Prisoners Convicted of Moharebeh” and is dedicated to this 22 male prisoners.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are currently at least twenty two male prisoners in Iranian prisons who have been convicted of Moharebeh for different reasons and have been sentenced under 15 years of imprisonment. Since 2013, According to the changes in regards of Moharebeh in the new Islamic Penal Code, these prisoners could apply for retrial. Many of them could receive commutations and reach their release soon and considering the long prison terms of some of them, it could provide them the possibility of being release. (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…)