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Fatemeh Ziaii, Iranian Political Prisoner with Severe Illness, Returns to Evin Prison Mid-Treatment

NCRI logoFatemeh Ziaii, a Political Prisoner Granted Temporary Release Due to Severe Illness, Returned to Evin Prison Mid-Treatment

On Sunday, April 21, Fatemeh Ziaii, a 67-year-old political prisoner and supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), was transferred back to Evin Prison despite her ongoing medical treatment. She had been temporarily released from prison due to the severity of her illness. Her physical condition is critical due to advanced MS, and her health is seriously at risk.

Fatemeh Ziaii, whose two daughters are members of the PMOI, is one of the 1980s prisoners. She has been arrested multiple times in recent years and has spent a total of more than 10 years in the prisons and torture chambers of this regime. She suffers from the incurable disease MS and has been denied access to doctors and medication in prison.

She was last sentenced to six and a half years in prison in September 2022 for charges of holding gatherings and colluding with the PMOI. She was serving her sentence in Evin Prison. Recently, due to the worsening of her illness, she was temporarily released for treatment and hospitalization. However, despite the critical state of her illness, she has been transferred back to prison.

The Iranian Resistance calls for urgent action by the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and other human rights defenders for the release of Fatemeh Ziaii and other sick prisoners who are in mortal danger.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

24 April 2024