With the coming of winter, Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian in Khuy Prison is suffers from eye illnesses more than ever.
“According to the prison clinic,
if she is not transferred to a hospital her eyes may become infected because of the winter season. She can lose her eyesight,” a source close to the family said.
She was recently transferred from Diesel Abad Prison in Kermanshah to Khuy Prison and banned from any family visits nor rights to be transferred to a
To this day, time and again has this Kurdish political prisoner been told that if she cooperates with the Intelligence Department, there will be a second review on her ruling and she will be advantaged of having prison leaves. However, she has refused to cooperate with the intelligence office.
This Kurdish political activist was arrested in March 2005 in the city of Kermanshah where a so-called revolution court first sentenced her to death on charges of “moharebeh” (enmity against God) and for her membership in a Kurdish party. Her sentence was later reduced to life in prison.
Prior to this, while Jalalian had requested to be transferred to Maku Prison to have family visits, this request was turned down and she was transferred to Khuy Prison. However, her visit ban continues in this prison.