Posted by: bahareiran | October 8, 2010

Political prisoner near paralysis because of lack of medical attention

Hamed Rouhi Nejad was transferred to a two person cell in a detention center near the Central Zanjan Prison and was banned from family visits. According to reports, this political prisoner who has been sentenced to 10 years of prison to be served in exile is suffering from multiple sclerosis and his condition has greatly deteriorated after being transferred to Zanjan Prison because of lack of medical attention and facilities. Hamed Rouhi Nejad and his family have written letters to various judicial officials about his terrible condition including the Tehran Prosecutor and the judge on his case but have so far not been successful in getting him a medical leave from prison. Rouhi Nejad is becoming paralyzed and has so far lost 50 percent of his hearing and vision and has to receive medical attention.

It is still not clear why he was taken to a solitary cell but in his last visit with his family, he said that he would go on hunger strike in protest to the lack of medical attention for his condition.

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