Health conditions of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna have deteriorated as she is being detained in Evin Prison. Prison authorities have prevented her dispatch to hospital and denied her medical leave.
The doctor who has examined her several times in Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital has requested that she be referred to the Coroner’s Office for examination. The doctor says she cannot tolerate prison conditions and the coroner’s office must confirm this so that she could receive a medical leave. Evin’s Assistant Prosecutor, Amin Vaziri, has turned down the request by the doctor and did not even allow her to be examined.
Fatemeh Mosanna is 53 years old. Her intestine has been bleeding since mid-August. She suffers from intestinal colitis and severe migraine headaches.
According to a report on January 24, Ms. Mosanna could not walk on her own and she had been accompanied by two other inmates in order to go to the visitation hall.
Fatemeh Mosanna fainted on August 19, due to her dire health conditions. Prison authorities sent her to Taleghani Hospital but she was cuffed to the bed throughout the week she was hospitalized. A week later, she was returned to Evin Prison and quarantined on the orders of Amin Vaziri, despite opposition of her doctor.
Her conditions deteriorated again on September 7. She was sent to Taleghani Hospital for endoscopy and colonoscopy but again, she was returned to Evin without completing her tests.
Fatemeh Mosanna and her husband, Hassan Sadeqi, and her two children were arrested at home on January 28, 2013 during a ceremony for Mr. Sadeqi’s father who had just passed away. Their house was sealed, her daughter detained for three days and her underage son was detained and interrogated for about 1.5 months. The couple were later sentenced to 15 years in prison, each, and their shop was also closed down and confiscated.