Fourteen Years of Incarceration: The Critical Situation of a Kurdish Political Prisoner

Fourteen Years of Incarceration: The Critical Situation of a Kurdish Political Prisoner

12:28 - 7 February 2024

 

Hengaw, Wednesday, February 7, 2024

On his 4872nd day of detention, the Kurdish political prisoner Motalleb Ahmadian from Baneh is deprived of medical care and his right to treatment due to the obstructionism of the authorities.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, during the past years, the 38-year-old Evin detainee, identified as Motalleb Ahmadian, has been suffering from diaphragmatic hernia, spinal canal stenosis, and urinary tract infection and is currently prevented from accessing medical care.

As a result of deprivation from treatment, the maladies and afflictions of this detainee have been progressively worsening, drastically affecting his physical and mental health.

It must be noted that, in preparation for the first stage of the three-stage testicular surgery, Motalleb Ahmadian had been transported to the hospital. He was retransported to prison the day after, without completing the course of his treatment.

Motalleb Ahmadian went on a hunger strike on January 29, 2024, in protest against the execution of four Kurdish political prisoners (Mohsen Mazloum, Mohammad Faramarzi, Vafa Azarbar, and Pezhman Fatehi); however, on January 31, his deteriorating general health condition prevented him from continuing the hunger strike.

The intelligence ministry, by interfering with the decision of the medical commission, has illegally refused the previous requests of this detainee's lawyer for the immediate halt of his prolonged incarceration due to the severity of his maladies.

After undergoing 230 days of solitary confinement under torture, Motalleb Ahmadian was given a verdict of 30 years of incarceration under the charge of "waging war against God through affiliation with the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan."

This prisoner was sentenced to pecuniary punishment of one million Iranian rials and one year of penal detention for "illegal commuting within the Iranian borders." He was also sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment, 20 million Iranian Rial pecuniary punishment, and the payment of a half atonement under the charge of "participation in homicide."

Motalleb Ahmadian was taken into custody by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on October 5, 2010. Currently, this prisoner is undergoing his 30-year detention verdict in Ward 4 of Evin Prison and suffers from a deteriorating physical and mental condition.