Fatemeh Ziaii and Azar Karvandi are supporters of the opposition PMOI
Political prisoners Fatemeh Ziaii and Azar Karvandi are detained in dire health conditions in Evin Prison without being allowed medical leave.
Political prisoner Fatemeh Ziaii suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system. Her illness has advanced under stress in prison and she hardly has any mobility.
In the meantime, Azar Karvandi was taken to a civic hospital last week after experiencing intense pain in the chest. Angiography revealed that two of her arteries had been blocked.
Who is Fatemeh Ziaii Azad?
Political prisoner Fatemeh Ziaii Azad (Hoorieh), is a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Fatemeh Ziaii Azad is 65 and formerly served five years (1981-1986) on charges of supporting the PMOI and spent time in the Residential Unit, where PMOI women were viciously tortured.
She was also jailed in 2009, 2013, 2014, and 2019. Fatemeh Ziaii Azad has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), requiring constant medical care.
Her two daughters are members of the PMOI/MEK.
Who is Azar Karvandi Musazadeh?
Azar Karvandi Musazadeh reported to Evin Prison on Sunday, July 30, 2023, to serve her five years.
The 24th branch of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced Azar Karvandi Musazadeh, 60, to five years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion aimed against national security” through collaboration with People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The trial was held on January 6, 2022. Azar Karvandi is a former political prisoner of the 1980s who spent long years in the clerical regime’s dungeons. Her husband was executed during the 1988 massacre. Ms. Karvandi Musazadeh was also arrested in the 2010s and spent some years in jail.