Qarchak Prison authorities acted with four days of delay after the doctor’s order, and 8 days after she suffered a heart attack
Emergency transfer of political prisoner Zahra Safaei to the hospital. No information is available on her.
Reports from Qarchak Prison indicate that political prisoner Zahra Safaei has suffered a heart attack. She was taken to hospital due to her deteriorating condition. No information is available on her, and her daughter, political prisoner Parastoo Mo’ini, is worried.
Zahra Safaei and her daughter, Parastoo, are serving their prison term in Qarchak Prison.
Mrs. Safaei was transferred to the hospital on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Forty-eight hours past her transfer, her daughter still does not have any information on her conditions. The prison officials do not provide any information on which hospital Zahra Safaei was taken to and how she is doing.
The emergency transfer of political prisoner Zahra Safaei was done four days after the doctor’s order and eight days after she suffered the attack.
Political prisoner Zahra Safaei had been suffering from shortness of breath and chest pain for two months. However, she did not receive any treatment or medicine despite frequent visits to the health center.
On Tuesday, August 24, inmates took Zahra Safaei to the health center while she was in critical condition. But the clinic officials said there was no problem. They gave her some painkillers and sent her back to the ward.
On Friday, August 27, when a cardiologist happened to be in prison, he took an electrocardiogram from Zahra Safaei and diagnosed her with a heart attack. He said that she needed to be transferred to the hospital, immediately.
Nevertheless, it took four days for the authorities in Qarchak to send her to a civic hospital.
Security forces arrested Zahra Safaei in Tehran on February 24, 2020. They also arrested her daughter, Parastoo Mo’ini. They were subsequently transferred to the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center (Ward 209 of Evin Prison). Zahra Safaei and Parastoo Mo’ini were transferred to Qarchak Prison in early March 2020.
On June 28, 2020, Zahra Safaei was temporarily released from Qarchak Prison, until the end of her trial, on bail of 300 million Tomans. But she was rearrested on July 26, 2020, when she went to the Prosecutor’s Office of Evin Prison to review her case and that of her daughter. On July 27, 2020, she was transferred to Qarchak Prison.
Political prisoner Zahra Safaei, 58, suffered a heart stroke on October 27, 2020, after being harassed and intimidated by prison authorities.
The lives of political prisoners in Qarchak Prison are in danger.