Medical treatment

Iranian political prisoner with cancer denied medical treatment

The health of a political prisoner with cancer is rapidly deteriorating as the authorities have stopped his life-saving treatment.

The treatment of Kasra Bani Amerian, a political prisoner with was arrested in Evin prison.

Authorities denied him access to physiotherapy and other urgent medical care.

Kasra Bani Amerian suffered from a muscle problem in his ankle called “neuropathy” after chemotherapy, which prevented him from walking. If his treatment is delayed, he will suffer irreparable damage to his health.

According to a well-informed source: “Kasra Bani Amerian’s doctors ordered him to undergo continuous treatment and physical therapy, but his treatment was stopped and no response was given to him and his other companions. cell that follow his state of health.

“According to the doctors, stopping his treatment has serious consequences for him,” the source said.

Mr. Bani-Amarian urgently needs medication to protect his immune system, but these medications are not given to him in prison.

The 26-year-old political prisoner underwent chemotherapy before his arrest. He must be followed by a specialist and receive medical care.

But the judicial authorities have prevented his release, depriving him of the minimum necessary care and even of the medication he urgently needs.

Bani Amerian’s family tried unsuccessfully to obtain a humanitarian release due to his medical condition.

Denial of medical treatment is a common tactic used by Iranian authorities to pressure political prisoners.

Amnesty International, UN experts and other human rights organizations have documented numerous occasions when authorities deprived Iranian prisoners of the care they needed.

Although the actual number is unknown, at least three political prisoners have died as a result of inadequate medical treatment or ill-treatment in Iran in 2021, including Adel Kianpour, Sasan Niknafs and Behman Mahjoubi.