Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi who is detained in Qarchak Prison in Varamin along with other female political prisoners is suffering from new problems with her eyesight and eyes because of lack of medical treatment in prison.
Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi is a 56-year-old citizen who was arrested along with 18 other individuals in January 2008 at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport when they intended to travel to Iraq.
Security forces then transferred Banazadeh and the others to the Intelligence Ministry’s Ward 209 at Evin Prison. The reason for the arrests was that the group were heading to Camp Ashraf in Iraq to visit with their children. Kobra Banazadeh has two sons in Camp Ashraf. Two of her brothers, Hamid and Asghar Banazadeh previously also served prison terms for visiting with their children at Camp Ashraf.
During her detention, Kobra Banazadeh has been subjected to severe physical pressure, including beatings that led to her loss of vision as a result of eye hemorrhaging. She received eye surgery in November 2011, but despite her family’s repeated requests, Banazadeh has not been granted any furlough since her arrest.