Ailing political prisoner denied medical treatment in Ardebil Prison
Ailing political prisoner Mohammad Saber Malek Reiesi, who is detained in Ardebil Central Prison is suffering from medical problems including digestive issues as a result of a long term hunger strike. Prison officials refuse to provide medical treatment despite his condition.
The medical ban is such that even when he was allowed to see the clinic medic, the prison doctor told him that he would not visit him.“You could have not gone on hunger strike and you should have thought about the consequences before your strike”, the doctor told him.
Mohammad Saber Malek Reiesi lost about 24 kilos after going on hunger strike for 39 days in protest to limitations and pressures imposed on him by prison officials and being beaten.
Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi was arrested in 2009 at the age of 15. He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for “collaboration with opposition groups.”
His family however have frequently stressed that their son is innocent and is considered hostage of the Ministry of Intelligence to force his elder brother to hand himself in to the authorities.
Security officials told the family that if their other son Abdul Rahman hand himself in to security forces, Mohammad will be released. Abdul Rahman, fled the country in 2009 fearing for his life after he refused spy on Sunni scholars and Balouchi tribes.