October 26, 2021
The two eyes of political prisoner Ms. Nejat Anvar-Hamidi are in critical condition and there is a risk of blindness.
This political prisoner imprisoned in Ahvaz’s Sepidar Prison is having bleeding in her eyes and is in risk of blindness due to lack of necessary medical care.
According to news received by the human rights center of “No to Prison, No to Execution”, October 26, 2021, Ms. Nejat Anvar-Hamidi a political prisoner imprisoned in Ahvaz’s Sepidar Prison, is in critical physical condition and is in danger of being blinded from the two eyes. The political prisoner’s eyes are with pterygium, but she is not taken to a hospital and to a specialist doctor for treatment, and her eyes are bleeding due to lack of medical care.
According to an informed source, Nejat Anvar-Hamidi has long suffered from high pressure of her eyes and eye pterygium, but she has not been allowed to go to a specialist doctor.
After repeated follow-up of the prisoner and her family, a prison optician finally examined her and diagnosed her with pterygium. According to the same doctor, her eye pressure is high, and she should be taken to a hospital outside the prison and treated by a specialist. However, prison officials, ordered by the Ministry of Intelligence, prevent her from being medically treated.
Nejat Anvar-Hamidi Karoon, born in 1958, was arrested in Ahvaz in 2017 and interrogated at the Ahvaz Intelligence Directorate. After being questioned, she was released on heavy bail pending sentencing. The Ahvaz Revolutionary Court sentenced Ms. Hamidi to five years in prison on charges of acting against national security. Ms. Hamidi was arrested again in March 2019 with her husband, Mr. Tirandaz, and her daughter. She was transferred to the Intelligence Directorates’ news headquarters and interrogated and mistreated. Nejat’s daughter was released after interrogation and threatening not to take a lawyer and not to do media work on her parents’ arrest.
Political prisoner, Nejat Anvar-Hamidi, has been detained in Sepidar Prison since 2018.
In 2020, Nejat Anurhamidi and her husband were sentenced to another 15 years in prison at Branch 4 of the Ahvaz Courthouse on charges of membership in the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MEK/PMOI) and propaganda against the regime. These charges are the same as those filed in the first case. However, in addition to the original five-year sentence, she was sentenced to another 15 years in prison.