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Iran: Prisoner Dies in Evin Prison Due to Lack of Medical Attention

NCRI – According to reports, on Monday, January 16, a prisoner died in ward 7 of Evin prison in Tehran due to harsh prison condition and lack of medical care.

At 9 a.m. on Monday, the prisoner, Saeed Nouhi, suffered heart attack and was immediately transferred by his cellmates to the Evin prison infirmary. However, the clinic doctor carelessly gave him only a pill despite his cellmates insisting that he should be transferred to a hospital outside the prison due to his critical health condition. In reaction to the cellmates’ protest, the prison officials forced the prisoners out of the clinic.

At 12:30 p.m., the sentry officer informed the ailing prisoner’s cellmates that he died and told them to collect his belongings and hand them in to the officer.

According to another reports, Gohardasht prison inmates, particularly Ward 10 of the prison, are facing new problems for four days due to scorching cold weather and lack of proper heating system or device. The prison’s heating system does not function anymore and the prisoners wrap themselves in blankets to warm themselves up while sitting in the prison cells.

In response to prisoners approaching the warden to address this situation, he responded that some components of the heating systems are broken or damaged and the prison does not have enough funds to repair them! At least three political prisoners, including Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Mehdi Farahi Shandiz and Sohail Babadi are currently held in this ward and live in difficult condition.