Women prisoners at Khoy Prison, West Azerbaijan, have been transferred to the prison’s visitation hall, where they have placed under deplorable conditions while being denied fresh air breaks and family visits. The inhuman measure has been taken under the pretext of doing repairs.
The prisoners do not have any beds and they have to sleep on the floor in the hall. Due to the freezing weather, the detainees suffere from numerous illnesses including kidney pains and severe infections.
The women’s ward in Khoy Prison has three rooms. 15 of the 40 detainees in this ward sleep on the floor in the ward’s corridor because they do not have beds.
Iranian Kurdish woman Zeinab Jalalian is being held at Khoy Prison where she has been constantly subjected to torture by the authorities, who are deliberately blocking her access to pecialized medical care, despite her deteriorating health.
She has several medical conditions, including heart, intestinal, and kidney problems.
She is at risk of losing her eyesight in prison as she is being denied surgery for a worsening eye condition called pterygium, which is impairing her vision and causing her severe discomfort.
On July 30, 2018, she and a group of other women prisoners went on hunger strike to protest restrictions imposed on them while being denied of their basic needs.