A Political Prisoner Afshin Sohrabzadeh Is at Imminent Risk of Death

 Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:51:56 PM

Afshin Sohrabzadeh, the 24-year-old Kurdish man, one of the Kurdish prisoners who is held in Minab Prison is at imminent risk of death due to intestine cancer and internal bleeding, rights groups said.

Mr. Sohrabzadeh is in very dire health condition as he is suffering from intestinal cancer and internal bleeding.

He was finally transferred to the notorious Evin prison in Tehran from Minab prison for medical services. Officials returned him back to Minab prison by Kurdistan Persecutor's decision with no treatment, Human Rights Defenders Association of Kurdistan reported.

His body's immune system has severely depleted as a result of cancer effects; officials have allegedly refused the rights of medical leave, his relatives declared. Previously, the reliable specialist closed to the Medical Comission of the Hormozgan Province Prisons said that Mr. Sohrabzadeh's condition would certainly not be appropriate to stay in these circumstances in the prison.

Mr. Sohrabzadeh, from Kermanshah, was arrested by Intelligence Service officials in Kamyaran city on 8 June 2010, Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj city held its charges against him on the charge of "Moharebeh" (waging war against God) through membership in one of the opponent Kurdish Parties known as Komoleh, and sentenced to 25 years in Central Sanandaj prison and exile to Minab prison. He was exiled to Minab prison in Feb 2012.

He had reportedly experienced severe tortures during his interrogation in the chambers by Deputy Intelligence Service of Kamyaran; his nose is broken. Officials had apparently taken him to Rajai Shahr prison, notwithstanding, his hernia was ruptured in the detention where the goal of inquisition.

Human Rights Defenders Association of Kurdistan asks Iran's authorities to attempt to unconditional release of Mr. Afshin Sohrabzadeh and facilitate medical treatment in an equipped clinic.


By: Kaveh Taheri