Sanaz Allahyari not hospitalized despite deteriorating health in jail

Evin Prison authorities have been preventing transfer of Sanaz Allahyari to hospital despite her deteriorating health conditions.

Sanaz Allahyari, a member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM, has been held in detention since five months ago. She has become ill during detention and her illness has not been diagnosed. She has become extremely weak, her limbs shake, she suffers from GI problems and bad stomach ache. Sanaz Allahyari has lost 10 kilograms.

Despite efforts of her family, prison officials have been preventing her transfer to hospital to receive the medical treatment she badly needs.

Sanaz Allahyari was taken to the prison’s dispensary last month, but the medications prescribed for her worsened the shaking and weakness of her body and limbs.

Her family recently wrote a letter and went to the mullahs’ parliament, the Majlis, to appeal for attending to the situation of their daughter, but security forces did not let them inside the building. They also refused to take the letter and turn it in.

Saba Kord Afshari

Saba Kord Afshari transferred to the women’s Qarchak Prison in Varamin

Saba Kord Afshari, a women’s rights activist and former political prisoner, was rearrested on Saturday, June 1, 2019. After spending a day in detention in the First Inspection Branch of the Public Court in Tehran’s District 21, she was sentenced to one-month prison. The charges she was informed of included promotion of “corruption and prostitution through removing the veil and walking without the veil, anti-regime propaganda, having contacts with groups opposing and planning for the soft overthrow of the regime, as well as collusion and association against the state.

Saba Kord Afshari was held in solitary confinement for ten days in Vozara Detention Center. Then, on Tuesday, June 11, she was transferred to the Quarantine Ward of Qarchak Prison.

Saba Kord Afshari, 19, was arrested during the protests in August 2018, and sentenced to one-year in prison.

Rasoul Sanaii Rad, political deputy in Khamenei’s politico-ideological bureau, admitted that about 28 per cent of those arrested in the uprisings in August were women. (The state-run Mehr news agency – August 15, 2018)