Lack of Medical Treatment for Political Prisoner Arash Sadeghi

آرش صادقی زندانی سیاسی محبوس در زندان رجایی شهر کرج، ۳۰ تیرماه ۱۳۹۷ در بیمارستان امام خمینی؛

Arash Sadeghi, a political prisoner detained in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, was transferred to Khomeini Hospital on Saturday, July 21st, 2018, with the presence of 5 security guards, and was returned to prison without any medical examination due to doctor absence.

According to one source close to Arash Sadeghi, the delay in the treatment and no treatment for the political prisoner was clear and the agents were trying to show him to a resident instead of a specialist doctor.

The source told campaign, “At 7:30 am on Saturday morning he and the” vahed kholosi “(Baha’i Prisoner) were summoned and at 11:00 am were sent to the hospital. Arash Sadeghi and his five security agents arrived at the Cancer Department of Khomeini Hospital with several hours of delay, which was protested by the hospital cancer department receptionist. The receptionist told the agents that the doctor had left the hospital and would not return due to traveling abroad until another month. “

It should be noted that Arash Sadeghi was abandoned in solitary confinement with the injuries during the interrogation period that led to a broken arm and leg. It seems due to the excessive and abnormal cell proliferation in the fracture area for the past one and half year, caused severe pain, and he does not have any food intake due to long-term hunger strikes and his weighs is about 43 kilos.

Arash Sadeghi, who is infected with acute ulcerative colitis and is likely to develop colon cancer due to lack of medical attention, is now at risk of developing another cancer.

Earlier, Amnesty International called for the immediate transfer of Arash Sadeghi to specialized cancer centers.

Arash Sadeghi was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of collusion and planning against domestic security, insulting leadership, forming illegal groups, and using propaganda against the regime. Judge Pourarab, head of Branch 54 of the court, issued an execution of four-year suspended sentence. As a result, Arash Sadeghi is currently serving his 19 years in prison at the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

He has suffered from various illnesses because of a long and continuous hunger strike. He is suffering from respiratory discomfort and digestive, stomach and intestines diseases. His kidney has been said to have been seriously damaged by constant hunger strike and lack of medical attention.

Arash Sadeghi was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence agents for the first time on July 9th, 2009, in front of Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran, along with a number of protesting students, and was released on bail after 90 days.

The human rights activist was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard in April 2014 and was released after 6 months imprisonment on 600 million Tomans bail. During his temporarily released from prison, the agents raided his home to arrest him which caused his mom a stroke and eventually she died.

Arash Sadeghi was arrested in May, 2016, for last time.  In October 2017, he started his hunger strike for 70 days, and on September 2017, he was transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj from Evin Prison. This political prisoner recently launched a new hunger strike on Friday, February 25th, 2018, in protest to his wife, Golrokh Iraee, and Atena Daemi transfer from Evin Prison to Gharchak Prison (Shahr-e- re) with beating and insults. He ended his hunger strike due to severe physical weakness and respect for his inmate friends’ request.

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