Political Prisoner Transferred to Psychiatric Hospital
Sakineh Parvaneh, a political prisoner, was transferred from Qarchak Prison in Varamin to Aminabad Psychiatric Hospital in Shahr-e-Rey. No information is available on her condition.
The 29-year-old political prisoner, a Kurdish woman, was arrested by security forces on February 7, 2020.
Ms. Parvaneh was interrogated for 10 days in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, where she was held in solitary confinement. She was later transferred to the women’s ward at Evin, where she scrawled anti-regime slogans on the walls and for which she was punished. Prison guards beat her while her hands and feet were bound. She was later sent into exile in Qarchak Prison.
After 4 days of solitary confinement in Qarchak, Ms. Parvaneh was transferred to Aminabad Psychiatric Hospital in Shahr-e-Rey.
The interrogator set her bail at 50 million Tomans – an amount her family cannot afford. Ms. Parvaneh remains in custody.
The regime routinely sends political prisoners to psychiatric hospitals under the pretext of mental illness. This is a common method of repressing both political prisoners and their family members.
Operatives from the Intelligence Office at Tehran University had threatened Ms. Mortezaii and her family, saying she would be transferred to a mental hospital and given electroshock therapy “to bring her to her senses” if she did not stop holding a sit-in on campus.