Two Sunni political prisoners, Jamshed Dehghani and Seddigh Mohammadi, are both being denied access to medical care. Both men are awaiting execution in Unit 3 of Ghezel Hesar prison, near Karaj.
Seddigh Mohammadi was shot in the head by Iranian forces during his arrest in 2009. Thankfully, the wound was not fatal and he survived the ordeal, but the debilitating effects have remained.
According to reports, he is on the verge of blindness and is in urgent need of eye surgery. The prison authorities have ignored all requests to take him to hospital for urgent medical treatment.
Jamshed Dehghani has developed a skin disease around his waist, and prison authorities have made no attempt to allow him to get medical treatment.
This is an unnecessary cruelty on the part of the prison authorities, aimed at increasing the pain the men are already in.
There are a total of six Sunni prisoners facing execution at Ghezel Hesar prison, Karaj. According to the organization 'Iran Human Rights' (IHR) there is increasing concern that four of the men may be executed 'in the coming days'.
Two of the men were tortured in the prison last month. Hamed Ahmadi was subjected to electric shocks, causing bleeding from the stomach. Kamal Molayee was severely beaten and kicked by prison guards, who broke at least one of his teeth.
The names of the six Sunni men facing execution in Ghezel Hesar prison are: Hamed Ahmadi, Seddigh Mohammadi, Kamal Molayee, Jamshed Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sayed Hadi Hosseini