Iran: Female protestor in alarming condition at Women’s Ward of Evin

Zahra Zare’e, presently confined at the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, is in dire physical condition, suffering from seizure and nervous convulsions.

Zahra Zare’e and her husband were arrested on February 18, 2018, and transferred to solitary confinement at the notorious Ward 209 of Evin under interrogation.

Though the interrogation was over on February 26, Ms. Zare’e was not transferred out of solitary detention until mid-April which deteriorated her health.

Due to ignorance of prison officials and lack of medical attention, she suffered three convulsions on April 18, twice in the ward and once in the ambulance on her way to hospital.

Doctors dismissed her from hospital because she was chained to bed, deteriorating her condition. Upon return to the ward, her condition got worse and she fell down twice in the staircase. She received no treatment in the prison’s infirmary.

Her family’s persistent requests to get her released on bail have fallen on deaf ears.

Ms. Zare’e had been arrested once before on April 8, 2017, and detained in solitary confinement where she suffered nervous convulsions without any previous precedent.