Female political prisoner in Iran in coma after denial of medical treatment

A female political prisoner has gone into coma and transferred to a hospital on Saturday after she was refused medical treatment by the regime’s agents in prison for her critical heart condition.

Zahra Jabbari, who was also imprisoned in the 1980s on charges of supporting the main Iranian opposition, was arrested last year and placed under inhumane torture.

She was last arrested for having family ties with members of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

She is diagnosed with a serious heart condition and acute rheumatism, but has been refused medical treatment on the orders of Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, the regime’s prosecutor in Tehran, and interrogators in prison. Her condition deteriorated rapidly as a result.

The Iranian regime routinely exploits political prisoners’ illnesses as leverage to pressure them and torture them.

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