Mohana Kameli, one of the detainees of the recent protests in Iran, is in danger.
Mohana Kameli, 24, needed urgent treatment due to the infection from her severe injuries during the three months of protests. Still, the authorities of Qarchak prison refused to transfer her to the hospital. Finally, on January 13, under the pressure of public opinion, she was transferred to Taleghani Hospital in Velenjak.
On December 12, 2022, security forces posing as Electricity Department agents went to Mohana Kameli’s house in Narmak district, Tehran, and arrested her. She was shot during the protests about three months ago, and her leg wound infected. Three weeks before her arrest, her arm broke during demonstrations in Tehran when security forces ran over her on a motorcycle.
Mohana Kameli has been severely tortured and charged with Moharebeh (waging war on God) because of her posts and stories on Instagram, calling on people to participate in protests.
According to one of Mohana Kameli’s relatives, the prison authorities planned to let Mohana die by depriving her of treatment.
Nevertheless, due to the pressure of public opinion, the authorities of Qarchak prison were finally forced to send Mohana Kameli to Taleghani Hospital in Velenjak on Friday, January 13, 2022. She underwent skin graft surgery which lasted four hours on Saturday, January 14, but her body rejected the skin tissues. And again, on Sunday, January 15, she underwent a 6-hour surgery.
In this situation, they tie her to the bed with handcuffs. Mohana’s friends who went to see her at Taleghani hospital could not visit her.
Mohana Kameli lost her father three years ago, and her mother suffered a stroke and died three days after Mohana was arrested.
Mohana sent a message in which she said, “For God’s sake, stop fearing.”
More than 30,000 protestors have been imprisoned and tortured during the Iran uprising that started four months ago on September 16. A significant number of these prisoners are brave women and girls of Iran.
So far, the names of 637 protesters who died during the nationwide uprising have been verified and published by the Iranian Resistance. The list contains the names of some 80 women.