June 20, 2011
Human rights sources have said that political prisoner Reihaneh Haj Ibrahim who is detained in the female cellblock in Evin Prison has been suffering from a nerve problem for a long time.
There were also reports that another political prisoner, Motahareh Bahrami, also in Evin Prison, is suffering from various ailments and is in poor health because of a lack of treatment.
According to reports, the lack of medical attention and treatment has caused severe feet aches for Reihaneh Haj Ibrahim and other prisoners have said that she is mostly unable to walk and receives help from her cellmates to do her day to day work.
Up to now, no serious measures have been taken to treat this political prisoner who was arrested after the elections in June 2010 and has been sentenced to 15 years of prison.
Bahrami is also suffering from constant pain due to a lack of medical attention.
Doctors have stressed that these political prisoners should receive treatment in hospitals outside of prison but agents of the Ministry of Intelligence have prevented this issue.
Notably, because of the lack of medical attention in prison, many prisoners are suffering from sometimes critical illnesses which have become known as a form of ‘constant torture’ among prisoners. (Center to Defend Families of those Slain and Detained in Iran – Jun. 15, 2011)