Jailed Iranian poet Mohammadreza AliPayam was transferred to hospital from Rejai Shahr Prison due to heart complication.

Mohammadreza Ali Payam

Mohammadreza Ali

The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports that the jailed poet, who is in his ninth month of incarceration, was transferred to the Tehran Heart Centre on Sunday December 27.

AliPayam was sentenced to 15 months in jail last May and was transferred from Evin Prison to Rejai Shahr Prison after five days.

AliPayam writes satirical poetry under the pen name Haloo. He was charged with propaganda against the regime, insulting sanctities, insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic, the leader, the presidency and government officials.

Last year, a Revolutionary Court sentenced him to 15 months in jail by order of Judge Pirabbasi.