Iran regime oppresses political prisoners

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the theocratic regime’s democratic, Paris-based parliament-in-exile condemns the violent abuse of power by the current regime of Iranian PresidentHassan Rouhani, as does NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.  Her 10-point plan asks for the establishment of a secular republic with free elections, gender equality, prohibition of discrimination, and the abolition of the death penalty. 

“Free Iran”, a gathering that will highlight the plight of Iran’s political prisoners will be held in Paris on July 9th.  This major gathering of Iranians and their international supporters, will include hundreds of senior political dignitaries, parliamentarians, human rights and women’s rights activists, as well as religious leaders from the United States, Europe, and Islamic countries. They envision a future where political prisoners like Hassan Sadeqi will be treated in a humane manner.

Iranian political prisoner Hassan Sadeqi has sent a letter from prison to Ahmed Shaheed who is the United Nations special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. He seeks medical care for his right eye, injured while at the Evin Prison.  “I was beaten by cables while being interrogated. Because of the beatings, I was diagnosed for cataract disease in my right eye. No one came to my rescue till my release in 1988. I sought medical help for my eye, but it was too late. I underwent an operation by Dr. Jahromi at the Royal Hospital in Tehran.” he writes. 

Mr Sadeqi was at one point imprisoned in solitary confinement in section 240. There was beaten by the interrogators, and suffered head injuries, which left him in a coma. When he regained consciousness, he realized lost much of the sight in his right eye.

When he was released on bail, he went to Labaffi Nejad Hospital to see an eye surgeon.  Hassan Sadeqi tells Mr. Shaheed that, “The doctors diagnosed my eye problem as glaucoma (glaucoma) and advised me to be monitored by a clinician. I am now in Gohardasht Prison, where I am sentenced to 15 years of unjust imprisonment. I have asked to see a doctor several times, but the prison authorities, including Haji Loo, the Judiciary representative, have rejected my request.  My right eye is in the verge of losing its sight completely.”

This violation of the most basic rights of the prisoners in Iran is unjust and cruel.  Stories such as this will be brought to light to be examined by the world at the “Free Iran” rally in Paris.