Iran: The Sabotage of Sending a Prisoner to the Hospital
NCRI - The political prisoner, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison protested against the sabotage of the prison guards, since they refused to take him to the hospital for treatment.
The agents of the regime in prison said that they will not transfer Ebrahimzadeh to the hospital unless he wears the prison uniform and handcuffs. The political prisoner refused and protested against the order.
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh had earlier requested that he go to the hospital alone and freely without handcuffs, shackles, and the prison guards. He also stated that he himself would pay the medical fees.
As his relatives said, the prison guards treat the prisoners offensively when they want to transfer them to the hospital and it usually causes the loss of time and a disruption in treatment procedures.
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh is serving time in Gohardasht Prison and he suffers from a serious health condition. His family had earlier requested that he go on a furlough for treating arthritis of the neck, a slipped disc, kidney failure, as well as to have an intestinal surgery. However, the prison authorities opposed his leave and stopped his transfer to the hospital.
It is noteworthy that Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Mehdi Farahi Shandiz, and Mehdi Amiri have gone on hunger strikes in Gohardasht Prison for three days in act of protest, in order to commemorate a supporter of PMOI, Gholamreza Khosravi, who protested against the repressions and the violations of human rights in prisons. Their hunger strike also coincided with the anniversary of the brutal attack on the ward 350 of Evin Prison on April 17th, 2014.
Following the April attack, Gholamreza Khosravi was severely tortured and the prison guards exerted pressure on him in order to stop him from fighting. Nevertheless, he never yielded and the regime finally executed him.