Saturday, 26 November, 2022

Manouchehr Bakhtiari Denied The Right To Treatment


Human Rights in Iran – Sunday, Oct 1, 2022 – Manouchehr Bakhtiari, a political prisoner imprisoned in Chubin Dar Prison in Qazvin Province, is denied the right to medical leave because of the Karaj prosecutor’s opposition.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, Manouchehr Bakhtiari, political prisoner imprisoned in solitary confinement at Chubin Dar Prison in Qazvin Province, is denied this right of being sent on medical leave despite issuing a 1-month suspension of his imprisonment, because of opposition from the Karaj prosecutor. This political prisoner is serving a prison sentence of 3 years and 6 months.

“A few days ago, the Forensic Medical Commission issued a certificate of suspension of Manouchehr Bakhtiari’s imprisonment due to heart and vascular disease, digestion, intestinal hernia, prostate failure and kidney problems. According to this certificate, Manouchehr Bakhtiari should be sent on a 1-month leave to undergo medical procedures. But the Karaj prosecutor has refused to grant a postponement of imprisonment in the case of this political prisoner.”, said an informed source in a conversation with the reporter of Human Rights in Iran.

“Manouchehr Bakhtiari has been held in solitary confinement since he was transferred to Qazvin Prison, and due to heart disease and physical discomfort, this political prisoner is in critical condition,” the source added.

In July 2022, this political prisoner went on a hunger strike and was transferred to solitary confinement at Karaj Central Prison after becoming aware of the arrest of several mothers and family members of those killed in the November 2019 protests, including Nahid Shirpisheh. On July 20, 2022, while several days had passed since his hunger strike, he was transferred to Qazvin’s Chubin Dar Prison without previous announcement.

Manouchehr Bakhtiari was arrested on April 29, 2022, by the order of Branch 7 of the Enforcement of Criminal Sentences of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Alborz Province, along with beatings. After being transferred to the detention center, he was relocated to Karaj Central Penitentiary in order to serve his sentence.

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