Leila Chegini, a political prisoner in Nowshahr Prison, is in poor health.
Ms. Chegini has severe problems with her legs and back. “Her legs are very swollen and bruised, and she can hardly walk,” said an informed source. “She has severe back pain but is denied a visit by a forensic doctor. Despite repeated requests to see a doctor, the authorities have taken no action.”
According to sources close to the family, Leila is not given any medicine or has been given dangerous, addictive drugs.
Leila Chegini, a political prisoner in Nowshahr Prison, is at risk of paralysis in both legs. Before being arrested, she was under a doctor’s treatment because of severe poisoning and the risk of paralysis in both legs. The prison authorities have deprived her of any medical care and even essential medicines in such circumstances.
Political prisoner Leila Chegini starts a hunger strike
Political prisoner Leila Chegini began a hunger strike in Nowshahr prison on April 27, 2022.
The 43-year-old political prisoner is protesting her lengthy uncertain status and the inhumane pressures and restrictions imposed on her by going on a hunger strike.
One of the reasons political prisoner Leila Chegini started a hunger strike is that the prison authorities do not give her the medications vital to her treatment. She is also deprived of phone calls and family visits.
Political prisoner Leila Chegini has two children
Intelligence agents arrested her at home in Karaj on March 16, 2022. Intelligence and security services allege that her charge is propaganda against the state.
She was transferred to the Department of Intelligence of Sari, the capital of Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. She was tortured and interrogated there for 20 days and subsequently transferred to Nowshahr Prison and detained in limbo.
Ms. Chegini was tortured while critically ill, but she was denied access to the doctor and the medicines she needed. Due to the severity of her disease, her life would be at risk if she did not have access to the necessary medications and medical care.
On the orders of the head of Nowshahr Prison, several hired prisoners attacked and severely beat Leila. The political prisoner was injured in the eye, face, and back, but no investigation has been carried out.
Interrogators and torturers have pressured political prisoner Leila Chegini to make a false confession against herself to prove the intelligence services’ scenario right.
After 20 days of detention, Leila Chegini was supposed to be tried without specifying a date. She is also denied access to a lawyer of her choice.