Iranian political prisoners have called on the head of Evin Prison to remove the obstacles that restrict the treatment of ailing prisoners.
The Kaleme website reports that in a letter written last week, 20 prominent political prisoners from ward 350 of Evin Prison called on Ali Ashraf Rashidi to draw his attention to 26 of their inmates who suffer from various health complications. They urged the prison warden to be wary of violations of prison regulations that could lead to fatalities among the prisoners.
They remind Rashidi that he is responsible for the treatment of prisoners that are suffering with ailments and will have to be accountable for any possible occurrence.
Three Gonabadi dervishes — Mostafa Daneshjoo, Reza Entesari and Hamireza Moradi — who were moved to prison during hospital treatments, are among the 26 sick prisoners mentioned in the letter.
Also mentioned is Mostafa Ghadiyani, a senior reformist figure and the oldest political prisoner in Evin Prison, who is said to suffer from acute heart complications.
Labour activist Reza Shahabi, journalist Alireza Rejai, political activist Abdollah Momeni, lawyer Mohammad Seufzadeh, and the journalists Mohammadreza Maghisseh and Mohammad Davari are among the other ailing prisoners mentioned in the letter.