There are a large number of wounded prisoners among the young people arrested during Iran protests in November 2019, who are being denied medical care and lingering in dire physical conditions, reports from the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (a.k.a. Fashafuyeh) indicate.
Siamak Paymardi is one of the young people who got wounded and subsequently arrested during the protests in November 2019. He is presently in critical physical conditions due to being deprived of receiving medical care and treatment in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary.
Siamak Paymardi who miraculously escaped death despite being shot in the abdomen, is now in dire health conditions because prison authorities have refused to provide him medical treatment.
Under pressure, Mr. Paymardi has threatened to commit suicide. He has stressed that if he commits suicide, the Prisons’ Organization and Judiciary would be to blame.
Mr. Paymardi comes from a low-income family.
Despite passage of three months from the uprising in November, Iranian judiciary and intelligence officials have refused to provide the exact numbers of those arrested and their places of detention. Reports from prisons indicate that the arrested protesters are under torture and pressured to make false confessions.
Informed sources say the cases of a number of arrestees have been referred to the Revolutionary Court. They are commonly charged with “disruption of public order through disruption of public calm and preventing people from doing business by creating uproar in the streets, damaging public property, as well as assembly and collusion against national security.”
The information collected by Iran Human Rights Monitor from state officials and media, and other informed sources in various cities indicate that the number of those arrested during the protests stands at 12,000. This includes dozens of minors under 18 years of age.