Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian is in dire health condition in the notorious Dieselabad Prison of Kermanshah, in western Iran, the latest reports indicate.
Ms. Jalalian suffers from Covid-19. Health facilities and medical resources in this overcrowded prison are scarce. There is grave concern about her health conditions.
An informed source said Zeinab Jalalian is in dire health condition: “After contracting the coronavirus in Qarchak Prison, Ms. Jalalian’s lungs suffered serious damage due to the absence of medical care. During this period, she was constantly coughing. She has serious respiratory problems.”
“Her right eye has inflated, and her vision has been once again impaired,” the source added.
Her wrists and ankles are all injured and bruised. The intelligence agents transferring her to Kerman and Kermanshah prisons dragged her on the ground by her hand and foot cuffs.
On September 23, 2020, the authorities of Dieselabad Prison initially refused to admit her due to her dire health condition. Eventually, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Kermanshah intervened to allow her in the prison.
Zeinab Jalalian is sentenced to life in prison. She was abruptly taken out of the Central Prison of Khoy on April 28, 2020, and relocated to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin, southeast of Tehran.
She contracted the virus in Qarchak where she was ill-treated and denied medical care. Eventually on June 25, 2020, she was transferred to the Central Prison of Kerman while she was on hunger strike, demanding to be returned to Khoy.
For three months, she remained in solitary confinement in Kerman Prison with undetermined status. Then she was transferred to the Prison of Kermanshah, also known as Dieselabad.