Behavior of prison guards towards political prisoners who are ill and are being transferred to hospitals outside the prison significantly worsens.
Following the transfer of Mohammad Sif Zadeh, one of the founders of the human rights organizations, to hospital to undergo kidney surgery, and Reza Shahabi to undergo spinal surgery, prison guard behavior against the prisons has seriously declined. An injunction was issued that requires political prisoners to wear prison clothes and hand and foot shackles while also prohibiting telephone contact and family visits. Prison guards have also tightened their supervision of prisoners to comply with the new orders and to punish them if they violate them. All contact with family has been prohibited while the prisoners’ basic personal needs such as spoons, forks, cups, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. is the responsibility of the sick prisoners, who are prohibited from possessing any cash.
Source: Iran Daily Brief