Iran: Zeinab Jalalian is deprived again from medical leave

Prison officials have once again refused to grant medical leave to political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian jailed in Khoy Prison, West Azerbaijan Province.

Ms. Jalalian suffers from pterygium and risks losing her eye-sight.

In an international campaign in December 2016, Amnesty International circulated a petition for freedom of a number of human rights activists including Zeinab Jalalian who is deprived of needed medical treatment.

Zeinab Jalalian was arrested in 2007 in Kermanshah on the charge of having contacts with Kurdish parties. The Revolutionary Court sentenced her to death but her sentence was later commuted to life in prison.