A Report on the Current Status of Zeynab Jalalian in Yazd Prison in the Seventeenth Year of Imprisonment

Zeynab Jalalian, a political prisoner, is serving her seventeenth year of a life sentence in Yazd Prison. Despite numerous physical ailments, she has been denied proper medical care and hospital transfer.

In violation of prison rules that dictate housing prisoners according to the nature of their offenses, she has been held in the same ward as those convicted of violent crimes.

Ms. Jalalian suffers from pterygium (an eye disease) as well as kidney and gastrointestinal diseases. Recently, due to pain in her right side, she was transferred to the prison infirmary. She was examined by the prison doctor, but no specialized treatment was provided. This political prisoner requires hospitalization and specialized care, yet the relevant authorities continue to prevent her transfer.

Zeynab Jalalian was arrested in 2008 and in 2009 was sentenced to death for “moharebeh” (enmity against God) due to her membership in opposition groups. Additionally, she received one year in prison for illegal exit from the country. Her death sentence was upheld by both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court but was later commuted to life imprisonment.

Ms. Jalalian has reported being subjected to various forms of torture during her detention, including flogging on the soles of her feet, punches to the stomach, head banging against the wall, and threats of sexual assault.

Her physical condition and deprivation of appropriate treatment have raised serious concerns about her health. This situation not only highlights the human rights violations against her but also reveals the alarming conditions of political prisoners in Iran.

Political Prisoner Zeynab Jalalian Denied Vital Medical Care, Faces Risk of Blindness

Zeynab Jalalian, a political prisoner, is currently enduring her sixteenth year of a life sentence at Yazd Prison, where she is housed alongside inmates convicted of violent crimes. Despite grappling with health issues, she continues to be deprived of proper medical attention within the prison.

A credible source disclosed to HRANA that due to pterygium, Jalalian’s eyesight has significantly deteriorated. Information from additional sources further affirms that she is now at a heightened risk of blindness. Additionally, she is suffering from kidney and digestive diseases, yet she remains without adequate medical care.

Jalalian is confined to a ward with inmates convicted of violent crimes, and her location in an exiled city results in infrequent family visits.

In 2007, Iranian intelligence arrested Zeynab Jalalian, leading to a death sentence by the Revolutionary Court on charges of “enmity against God through membership in an anti-regime group” and an additional year for illegal departure from the country. The sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment on appeal.

Throughout her detention, Jalalian has undertaken hunger strikes on multiple occasions. She has endured torture, including flogging on her feet, physical beatings, and threats of sexual violence. The denial of essential medical care adds to the urgent concerns for her well-being.

Update on Zeynab Jalalian’s Condition in Yazd Prison

Political prisoner Zeynab Jalalian is spending the fifteenth year of her life sentence in exile, in Yazd Prison. During this period, she did not have any furlough and was denied medical treatment despite suffering from several diseases.

An informed source told HRANA, “despite the recommendation of physicians, prison officials refuse to dispatch  Jalalian to a hospital outside the prison and her treatment is restricted to non-specialist examinations in the infirmary.”

Zeynab Jalalian is held in a ward of inmates convicted of violent crimes. Due to the fact that she is kept in an exiled city, she rarely receives family visits.

In 2007, Zeynab Jalalian was arrested by an Iranian intelligence agency. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Court sentenced her to death on the charge of “enmity against God through membership in an anti-regime group.” The verdict was commuted to life imprisonment on appeal.

Zeynab Jalalian went on hunger strike several times. During the detention, she was tortured,  beaten, and received rape threats. 

A Brief Report about the Panel on Human Rights in Iran; Canadian Senate

HRANA News Agency – There was a research panel with 9 Canadian Senators’ speech, and Iranian guests and international human rights figures, held for three days in Canadian Senate, from May 10th. This is a short report of this meeting.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), from May 10th, in the Canadian Senate a research panel was held for 3 days, with presentations from nine Canadian Senators, including Linda Frum, Daniel Lang, James Cowan, Salma Ataullah Jan, Raynell Andreychuk, Senator Lynn Beyak, Norman Doyle, Joan Fraser and Stephen Green as well as Iranian guests and international human rights figures. Continue reading “A Brief Report about the Panel on Human Rights in Iran; Canadian Senate”

Zaynab Jalalian still imprisoned in Kermanshah

HRANA News Agency – Zeynab Jalalian, a Kurdish citizen of Maku, who is kept in Diesel-Abad prison, did not find the permission of transfer to the prison of her residency.
 
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Zeynab Jalalian, the prisoner of women ward of Diesel-Abad prison of Kermanshah, had been requested several times for being transferred to her residence city’s prison which has been rejected every time. Continue reading “Zaynab Jalalian still imprisoned in Kermanshah”

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No medical treatment for Zeynab Jalalian

HRANA News Agency – Authorities of Diesel Abad prison of Kermanshah, rejected medical furlough request of Zeynab Jalalian, who is at the verge of blindness.

 

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in response to bad physical condition of Zeynab Jalalian, prison authorities promised to send her to medical furlough one month ago.

 

Nevertheless, few days ago, she was informed that her request is rejected by security services and she cannot take any effective procedure.

 

This prisoner has been suffering from bad health condition, especially visual problem and recently has lost her sight.

 

Zeynab Jalalian was arrested by Kermanshah intelligence and security forces, in 2007, and first sentenced to death, and then to life prison.

 

This political prisoner has been under severe pressure and had gone to hunger strike several times.

 

Needed to be mentioned, earlier on a published report by media, reason of vision problems of Zeynab Jalalian was stated as stroke during interrogation.

No medical treatment for Zeynab Jalalian /She is on verge of blindness

HRANA News Agency – Zeynab Jalalian, th political prisoner of the women’s ward of Kermanshah Diesel Abad prison has been denied medical treatment and furlough and is in critical health condition.

According to the report of Human Rights News Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), she has been suffering from vision problems for a long time and recently is not able to see any more. Continue reading “No medical treatment for Zeynab Jalalian /She is on verge of blindness”