Inside of Iran: Political prisoner Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, who is held in the brutal Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, is experiencing heart complications as a result of severe chest pains, his family members reported to the Committee for Defense of Political Prisoners (Komite Defa) after they had visited Tabarzadi in prison last Thursday. Tabarzadi is the secretary-general for the Democratic Front of Iran and spokesperson for the Unity Council for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran.
There is no evidence that prison authorities have made efforts to medically treat Heshmatollah Tabarzadi.
His son Ali Tabarzadi told Komite Defa that his father’s fingernails are rotting and falling off, and he is experiencing trouble with his vision.
Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir, the spokesperson of the International Campaign for Tabarzadi’s Freedom and the secretary-general of Komite Defa said prison authorities must immediately transfer Heshmatollah Tabarzadi to a hospital outside the prison to receive medical treatment.