Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Mehdi Salehi Ghaleh Shahrokhi suffered a stroke after he was wrongly injected in prison.
Prison authorities delayed his transfere to the hospital, putting him at grave risk of death.
He went to the prison health center on Tuesday, December 11, 2021, due to heart and head problems. He suffered a stroke the same day after being wrongly injected.
He is currently in a coma at Al-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan. However, he is surrounded by intelligence and security agents, and his family and small daughter are not allowed to visit him.
Preventing political prisoners’ medical treatment and torture is a well-known modus operandi in the clerical regime’s prisons.
Last week, political prisoner Baktash Abtin died due to being denied timely access to medical facilities.
Death sentences against Mehdi Salehi Ghaleh Shahrokhi and four other men arrested in Isfahan Province, central Iran, Mohammad Bastami, Abbas Mohammadi, Majid Nazari and Hadi Kiani, in connection with nationwide protestsduring December 2017-January 2018, were upheld by the Supreme Court on July 30, 2020, despite reports of false “confessions” extracted under torture and evidence contradicting the men’s guilt.