Political prisoner in Kashan Prison under severe pressure despite illness

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According to reports, interrogators of the Ministry of Intelligence have intensified the abuse of political prisoner Alireza Varasteh, in addition to denying him medical treatment.

Despite the fact the Kashan Prison’s doctor has stressed that Alireza has to receive medical attention outside of prison, intelligence agents have denied him access to outside facilities. The 26-year-old political prisoner has also been placed in isolation and is prevented from being in contact with other prisoners.

According to reports, Alireza suffers from a severe psychiatric illness, which has deteriorated since his detention.

His medical records were referred to the Medical Commission after his family’s pursuits and the Commission confirmed that he should be released and receive medical treatment. But the Intelligence Agency has not agreed to this.
Political prisoner Alireza Varasteh was arrested for communicating with the families of the victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. After four months of detention, he was sentenced to 10 years of prison on various charges including being in contact with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).

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