Political prisoner’s health deteriorated due to lack of medical treatment

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Amir Hossein Moradi, a young man detained in the November 2019 protests against the Iranian regime, is in critical condition due to being deliberately denied access to his medication in detention.

Moradi was transferred to the Investigation Unit of Iran’s police (Agahi) station on June 15, raising fears that a new case is being prepared against him.

He was denied medication and clean clothing which he desperately needs for his skin condition.

This has worsened his health condition.

Amir Hossein Moradi was returned to the quarantine ward of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (Fashafuyeh) on June 27.

He suffers from Pustular psoriasis which is a rare and severe form of psoriasis that involves widespread inflammation of the skin and small white or yellow pus-filled blisters or pustules.

Activists have raised concerns about his health condition, which has been deteriorated throughout his detention.

According to Babak Paknia, Moradi’s lawyer, Amir Hossein must be taken to a hospital to be treated under the supervision of a doctor. But he has not been allowed to receive essential medical treatment.

On Tuesday, June 29, the administrator of the Twitter account 1,500 Images, which is in contact with the families of people arrested and killed in the November 2019 protests, posted a stark warning: “Amir Hossein Moradi’s illness has recurred, and he has been scarred all over his skin.”

Amir Hossein Moradi was recently taken to hospital for injections prescribed by doctors to treat his skin condition, but he was returned to prison before it was done because he showed coronavirus symptoms.

Moradi was sentenced to death on the charge of “cooperating in vandalism and arson with an intent to act against the Iranian regime,” as well as sixteen years in prison and 74 lashes for the charge of “cooperation in nearly harmful armed robbery at night.”

Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili, the spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, confirmed the news of the three protesters’ death sentence on July 14 and accused them of “having links with certain ‘grouplets’ abroad.”

His remarks were widely condemned on social media, and the hashtag “do not execute”, which was seen billions of times around the world, became the primary Twitter trend for at least three hours.

Furthermore, top officials from some countries, including US President Donald Trump, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have called on Iran to halt the executions.

On July 16, 2020, UN human rights experts strongly condemned three protesters’ death sentences and called for the verdicts to be overturned. According to those experts, the three protesters were tortured to obtain confessions, and these confessions were later used against them in “unfair” trials.

Following widespread domestic and international protests, the lawyers of Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi announced on July 19, 2020, that the Supreme Court had agreed to reconsider their clients’ case and that “the execution of the three would be suspended until the final judicial decision on the issue.”

Source » iran-hrm

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