Iran: Female Kurd political prisoner on medicine strike; denied family visits

Kurd political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, is still on a medical strike (refusing to take medicine) since February 2017 in protest to the disregard of prison authorities for her medical condition. Khoy Prison officials have also banned her from seeing her family since September 2017.

According to an informed source, she is suffering from mouth diseases and pterygium which has been aggravated in the past few years due to her medicine strike and lack of medical treatment.  Kurd political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, born in 1981, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the charge of having links to Kurd opposition groups.

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