Despite all necessary medical paperwork, prison officials refuse to transfer political prisoner Jafar Eghdami to a hospital.
Political prisoner Jafar Eghdami, incarcerated in Hall 12 of Rejaei Shahr prison in Karaj, suffers from a rare neurological disorder that has almost paralyzed him.
Prison officials citied lack of enough personnel to guard Eghdami in case of hospitalization.
Eghdami was scheduled to be transferred to Rasoul Akram hospital in Tehran last Sunday, June 17. However, prison officials refused to allow the transfer.
Despite his dire health and severe pain, prison officials say his transfer to a hospital is not possible prior to July 1st.
It should also be noted that Jafar Eghdami’s physical condition is such that he is not able to walk by himself.
Jafar Eghdami, currently serving his sentence in Rejaei shahr prison, was arrested for reciting a poem during memorial ceremony at Khavaran cemetery (the burial site of victims of the mass executions of the 80’s).
Eghdami was sentenced to five years in prison by a lower court. In an unconventional move, Eghdami’s sentence was raised to 10 years in prison by Court of Appeals.