So'da Khadirzadeh, the pregnant political prisoner, ends her hunger strike after her demands have been accepted

So'da Khedirzadeh, a pregnant political prisoner imprisoned in Urmia Prison, ended her strike on Saturday e

10 May 2022 22:44


Hengaw: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 
So'da Khedirzadeh, a pregnant political prisoner imprisoned in Urmia Prison, ended her strike on Saturday evening, May 7, 2022, when it was the 11th day of the hunger strike, at the request of the Central Prison authorities and pledged to fulfill her demands. 
Hengaw was informed that the authorities of Urmia Prison had promised her that she would be transferred to one of the hospitals in Urmia on Monday and would be kept under the supervision of a doctor. However, yesterday, Monday, the political prisoner was summoned and informed that she would not be transferred to medical centers, and contrary to the promise given to her, a team of forensic doctors was scheduled to go to prison to perform sonography and medical examination of So'da Khadirzadeh. 
According to reliable sources, the authorities in Urmia Prison have told Ms. Khadirzadeh that she may be transferred to Mahabad Prison in the coming days. 
So'da Khadirzadeh, who is 8 months pregnant, had been on a hunger strike in Urmia Central Prison since Tuesday, May 26, to protest her 7 months of indecision. 
Last week, Hengaw released an audio recording of the political prisoner, in which So'da Khadirzadeh said: "I have been held hostage in prison and I have been threatened with a forced confession." 
After releasing the news by Hengaw Human Rights Organization, Amnesty International issued a statement on Thursday stating: "Iran's officials are cruelly toying with the life and health of Kurdish Iranian woman So’ada Khadirzadeh, 8 months pregnant and arbitrarily detained in Urumieh prison, by denying her specialized medical care she requires outside of prison, including for heart and kidney problems." The authorities did not allow her to have access to medical services that need sending to a medical center and treatment outside of prison." 
So'da Khadirzadeh, 32, a resident of Piranshahr, was arrested on Thursday, October 14, 2021, by Piranshahr Intelligence Service and transferred to the detention center of this security institution in Urmia. After 25 days and the completion of interrogations, she was transferred to the women's ward of Urmia Central Prison, and since then she has been kept in the women's ward of Urmia Central Prison without access to women's medical services during her pregnancy.

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