Health of Political Prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna Deteriorating in Evin Prison

Reports say the health of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna held at women’s ward of Evin Prison is deteriorating and the authorities have deprived her of adequate medical treatment.

Fatemeh Mosana’s health condition deteriorated on October 17 due to an intestinal infection she developed from prison conditions.


The prison’s doctors have said that they cannot do anything to treat her in prison and that she must be taken to a hospital outside prison.


However, the prison authorities do not take the necessary measures to treat her and refuse to send Fatemeh Mosanna to the hospital.


The political prisoner lost her consciousness on August 19, in the women’s ward of the notorious Evin Prison. She was transferred out to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital where her limbs were cuffed to the bed throughout her stay. She was deprived of visiting her relatives while in hospital.

Ms. Mosannad was returned to the quarantine ward of Evin Prison a few days later without her treatment being completed. Her doctor had opposed her return because her test results were not ready yet and her treatment was incomplete.


Since 2015, Fatemeh Mosanna and her husband Hassan Sadeghi have been serving 15-year prison sentences after being arrested in January 2013 for organizing a mourning ceremony for Hassan Sadeghi’s father, a member of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).