Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna remains deprived of urgent medical treatment for more than five months.
Fatemeh Mosanna, 53, has been suffering from intestinal bleeding since mid-August. Evin Prison authorities have prevented her from being examined by the forensics office and granted medical leave. Doctors say she is not physically fit to serve her prison sentence. She suffers from intestinal colitis and severe migraine headaches.
Prison authorities have refused to pay Ms. Mosanna’s medical expenses. Her family buy her medications and hand them in to Evin Prison every 50 days.
Sources close to her family said on Sunday, January 24, 2021, she had been walked to the visitation hall with the help of two other inmates, as she could not walk on her own. Two weeks ago, a doctor from Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital, referred her to the forensics office to be examined and certified that she could not bear prison conditions and that she needed to be granted medical leave. Evin’s Assistant Prosecutor, Amin Vaziri, however, turned down the request and did not even allow her to be examined.
Fatemeh Mosanna fainted while in detention in Evin Prison on August 19, 2020. She was sent to Taleghani Hospital but her hands and feet were cuffed to the bed throughout the week she stayed in hospital. On August 26, she was returned to Evin Prison and detained in the quarantine on the orders of Amin Vaziri. The doctor treating her opposed her return, because she had not yet completed her treatment and not received her test results.
The health conditions of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna again deteriorated on September 7, 2020. She was sent to Taleghani Hospital for endoscopy and colonoscopy but again, she was returned to Evin without completing her tests.
Fatemeh Mosanna and her husband, Hassan Sadeqi, and her two children were arrested on January 28, 2013 as they were holding a memorial ceremony for Mr. Sadeqi’s father who was a member of the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and had just passed away. Their house was sealed, her daughter detained for three days and her underage son was detained and interrogated for about 1.5 months. The couple were later sentenced to 15 years in prison, each.