Iran Denys medical care to political prisoner for refusing handcuffs
Prison authorities at Great Tehran Penitentiary, on February 3, refused to authorize Ali Moezzi’s transfer to a hospital outside prison after he did not agree to be transferred with handcuffs and shackles.
Political prisoner Ali Moezzi is a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2011 for attending the funeral of an Iranian Resistance supporter.
Ali Moezzi was due to be released two years ago but the Regime extended his sentence without providing any reason.
Ali Moezzi, who suffers from cancer, has been routinely tortured by Regime agents and has been sentenced to solitary confinement for much of his imprisonment.
He also served two years in prison for visiting his daughters (members of the PMOI/MEK) who were in exile in Iraq. Ali Moezzi also endured time behind bars as a political prisoner back in the 1980s.
Apparently recent incident is a part of new conspiracies designed by Iranian authorities against the political prisoner.
In a July 2016 report Amnesty International provides a grim snapshot of health care in the country’s prisons. It presents strong evidence that prison administrations deliberately prevent access to adequate medical care, especially for political prisoners.
“Amnesty International’s research found that in some cases prison officials had also violated prisoners’ rights to health, or were responsible for torture or other ill-treatment. In several cases, they withheld medication from political prisoners or unnecessarily used restraints such as handcuffs and leg shackles on political prisoners, interfering with their medical treatment, bruising theirs hands and feet or causing them discomfort and humiliation,” the report reads in part.