Iranian political prisoner dies, allegedly from medical misconduct

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Iranian political prisoner dies, allegedly from medical misconduct
"When you jail an innocent person for his beliefs and opposition, and he dies, this death is not an ordinary death; this is murder."
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
JUNE 10, 2021

The severely-ill Iranian political prisoner Sasan Niknafs died on Saturday in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary due to alleged medical misconduct carried out by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s prisoner authorities, according to Iranian civil activist Hossein Ronaghi, who posted about the matter on his Instagram page on Monday.

“Sasan Niknafs has been killed in prison. This was not a normal death. When you jail an innocent person for his beliefs and opposition, and he dies, this death is not an ordinary death; this is murder," reads the post, according to a translation by IranWire. IranWire reported on Tuesday that Niknafs’ death was confirmed by his lawyer, Ali Sharifzadeh. The lawyer, according to the London-based Iran International news organization, said on Wednesday that he has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Niknafs' family for "pre-meditated murder".

"No one, not even his family, knows about his condition,” adding “His inmates have described his condition during the transfer to the hospital as very worrying," Narges Mohammadi , a human rights activist, wrote in an Instagram post.

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