ICHR stands in solidarity with Arash and every prisoner that are in need of medical attention. We strongly call on the government of Iran to stop violating the prisoners rights to medical care.
The physical condition of Arash Sadeghi the political prisoner of Rajai Shah in Karaj has been reported to be seriously critical.
The process of treatment and access to medical services for prisoners in Iran is not within the standard order and it has been repeatedly made public.
Arash Sadeghi have been sentenced to 19 years of imprisonment solely due to his peaceful human rights work. He was diagnosed with a cancerous bone tumour months ago. However the authorities at Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj, a city north-west of Tehran have since continuously prevent his access to potentially life-saving medical care.
The way the Iranian authorities are treating Arash Sadeghi is not only maximum cruelty, in legal terms it is an act of torture. The prison authorities, the prosecutor’s office, and the Revolutionary Guards repeatedly have done everything in their power to stop and prevent access to the essential treatment that Arash requires in order to treat his life-threatening cancer.
“The Iranian authorities must release Arash Sadeghi immediately, and unconditionally. Pending on his release they must respect, and protect Arash Sadeghi’s right to life and stop torturing him by providing him the medical care he needs.”Said Ardeshire Zarezadeh, Executive Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada.
ICHR stand in solidarity with Arash and every other prisoner that are in need of medical attention. We strongly call on the government of Iran to stop violating the prisoners rights to medical attention.