Iran: Critical Health Condition of a Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike
NCRI - The latest news about Arash Sadeghi on the 66th day of hunger strike; the danger of stroke and coma
The political prisoner of ward 8, Arash Sadeghi was transferred to the infirmary last night due to hypotension (60 over 80), heart palpitations, asthma and coughing up blood. They connected the oxygen mask and its source to him and returned him to the ward.
The doctors have reported that his condition is extremely serious and dangerous and as the doctors did the forensic examination on him yesterday, they said that it is likely that he encounters coma and even death.
Arash Sadeghi has stopped medical treatments since he is banned from visiting his wife and the authorities do not fulfill his demands as well.
He has lost 19 kilograms of his weight and suffering from severe physical fatigue, abnormal heart rate, chronic breathing, and kidney and intestinal problems. He was transferred to Evin’s clinic on Wednesday morning, yet returned to the ward due to dire conditions and refusing to receive any serum.
Mr. Sadeghi was a philosophy college student studying for his Master’s degree in Alame University. He has been deprived of continuing his studies due to his activities as a college student. He was arrested time and again between 2009 and 2014. He has been sentenced to 19 years behind bars on charges of “propaganda against the state, assembly and collusion against national security.” Iranian regime authorities have threatened Sadeghi and cancelled all his visits.
His wife, Golrokh Iraie, has been condemned in absentia by a so-called “court” for insulting the “"establishment and the leader” of the hideous mullahs’ regime over an unpublished piece against the inhumane stoning punishments issued in Iran.