Iran: Ailing female political prisoner denied furlough for demanding rights

Atena Daemi

Detained civil rights activist Atena Daemi, who was detained last February was illegally sent to Qarchak Prison along with political prisoner Golrokh Iraee. Daemi went on a hunger strike to protest the transfer. She is now suffering from medical ailments due to prison conditions and pressure. A neurologist has diagnosed her condition as poor but judicial officials prevent her from going on a promised furlough because she protested her condition in prison which was covered by the media.