Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)- Prison officials are doing little to treat Hamed Rouhinejad, a multiple sclerosis (MS) patient sentenced to ten years in prison for associating with the monarchist group Anjoman Padeshahi Iran. He was previously sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court.
According to HRANA reporters, Hamed Rouhinejad is currently detained in ward 7 of Evin prison. Since Rouhinejad has the disease MS, he is not able to withstand prison pressures and requires medical treatment outside the prison. The coroner’s office previously confirmed Hamed Rouhinejad’s weakening condition and the fact that he will not be able to withstand prison conditions. The judiciary has ignored the coroner’s comments and any other statement regarding Hamed Rouhinejad.
In numerous letters to prison officials, Rouhinejad has requested a temporary leave for treatment. He also discussed his request openly to Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi on his visit to ward 350. Despite the many promises, there has been no responses by prison officials. In an illegal act, prison officials have prevented Rouhinejad’s family from delivering his medicine, even though all Rouhinejad’s medical expenses, including MRI, were all paid for by him.
Rouhinejad is sentenced to ten years in prison to be served in Zanjan prison, a detention centre in worse conditions than Evin prison.