42 Iranian political prisoners at Rejaishahr Prison have called for the release of prisoners suffering from serious health problems.
In an open letter to the head of Iran’s judiciary, the signatories remind Ayatollah Larijani of the death of Hoda Saber in Evin Prison and Afshin Osanloo in Rejaishahr Prison, both due to heart complications.
The letter cites “a lack of necessary facilities as well as physical and psychological pressures” resulting in the death of at least five prisoners in the past two and a half years.
The signatories call on the judiciary chief to bring about the release of “sick prisoners with an eye to achieving justice and preventing” further tragedies.
In recent years, the health of Iranian prisoners has been of great concern to activists and the families of prisoners, with the most adverse reports about prisoner conditions coming from Rejaishahr Prison.