Iran: Prisoner dies from heart attack
Akbar Kamali, a 30 year-old inmate, died in Saravan Prison, southern Iran, due to lack of medical care.
Kamali suffered a heart attack and sought help, while prison authorities refused to transfer him to a hospital and neglected his conditions.
After Kamali’s death, prison guards raided ward 2 and began threatening the inmates.
These threats were aimed at preventing the inmates from leaking news about Kamali’s actual cause of death. Authorities documented his death as a case of “drug overdose”.
Various prison doctors consistently downplay or outright dismiss the inmates’ health problems, sources indicate.
In Saravan Prison a doctor examines ill prisoners only once or twice a month, according to an informed source.