Political prisoner, Zhara Safaee having a heart attack, was deployed to hospital after four days as an emergency case; no news of her.
It was for about a couple of months that political prisoner Zahra Safie was suffering from shortness in breath and chest pain. She had referred several times to the infirmary and to the prison authorities to be deployed to a hospital for treatment but she received no answer for her requests.
On Tuesday, August 24, she was taken to the infirmary with the help of the other inmates yet again they say she has no problem and just give her some painkiller and send her back to the ward.
On Friday, August 27, a heart specialist who had gone to prison for visit after a long time, visits her, and diagnoses that she has had a heart attack and announces her condition as an emergency case, ordering her immediate deployment to the hospital, but only after four days she is taken to a hospital on August 31 when her health deteriorates.
Political prisoner, Paratoo Moeini, her daughter, also confined at Qarchak Prison has no news of her mother and is worried about her. The prison authorities give her no information.
Who is political prisoner Zahra Safaee?
Zahra Safaee, born in 1962 is from Tehran. She was a political prisoner in the 1980s who was imprisoned in Evin and Qezelhesar prisons for eight years in the 1980s for supporting MEK/PMOI. Her father, Hassan Ali Safaee (known as Haji Safaee), was a well-known marketer in Tehran and a political prisoner during the Pahlavi dictatorship and the rule of Velayat-e-Faqih who was executed in 1981.
Zahra Safai is a mother of two. She was arrested along with her daughter, Parastoo Moeini, on February 24, 2020, by intelligence and security agents in Tehran and transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.
The reason for Mrs. Safaee arrest and her daughter’s arrest was announced as having connection with the MEK/PMOI
Zahra Safaee and her daughter Parastoo Moeini were transferred from Evin Prison to Qarchak Prison in Varamin in early spring of 2020. This political prisoner was released from Qarchak prison in Varamin on Sunday, June 28, 2020, on a bail of 300 million Tomans until the end of her trial. She was arrested again on July 26, 2020, and transferred to Qarchak prison in Varamin.
This political prisoner was tried by Judge Shahmirzadi at Branch 23 of Tehran’s Revolution Court in January 2021 and sentenced to five years in prison on charge of “assembly and collusion against the Nezam”, to one year for “propagating against the Nezam”, and two years for “insulting Khamenei and Khomeini”; eight years collectively.
Her children Parastoo and Mohammad Masoud Moeini were also tried in the same court and were each sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.
During interrogations, Zahra Safaee and her daughter were pressured to make a televised confession. They were also denied access to a lawyer of their choice by order of the judge.
Political prisoner Zahra Safaee received death threats by the Ministry of Intelligence in Qarchak Prison in Varamin on Sunday, June 13, 2020.
Zahra Safaee has been repeatedly attacked in Qarchak prison by mercenaries of “Soghra Khodadadi”, the female warden of this prison.
Zahra Safaee suffers from hypertension, heart problems and a disease that excretes protein of her body and requires medical care and necessary medications.
Political prisoner Zahra Safaee is currently detained in Ward 6 of Qarchak Prison in Varamin.