Imprisoned human rights activist Golrokh Iraee sent out an open letter protesting dire conditions of her husband, Arash Sadeghi, who is on hunger strike. Ms. Iraee held the Prosecutor’s Office, the Judiciary and the Revolutionary Guards Corps responsible for anything that might happen for her husband.
Ms. Iraee noted her December 4 visit to her husband and wrote, “In the presence of guards, I visited my husband. He was suffering from low blood pressure. He had lost a remarkable amount of weight (18 kilograms in 40 days), was very weak and could hardly walk with the help of a soldier who accompanied him…”
Ms. Iraee also pointed out in her letter that female prisoners are deprived of visitation by their families. “The women’s ward (of Evin) has restrictions on phone calls. The women imprisoned in this ward are allowed to call their families only once a week for only a few minutes in the presence of guards. This week, I was deprived of even this much being completely isolated from the news of my husband.”
Golrokh Iraee also protested government officials by saying, “The inhuman pressure the authorities impose on me is contrary to the accepted principles and norms. It is motivated by the intention of bringing further psychological pressure on me and Arash… Should any irreparable damage occur, the Prosecutor’s Office, the Judiciary and the agency which made the arrest (i.e. the IRGC) are responsible.”