Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran
According to reports, the severe contamination of drinking water in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj has caused a large number of political and ordinary prisoners to become sick.
Close to 40 percent of prisoners in section 4 of Gohardasht Prison are sick. Ill political prisoners include Saleh Kohandel, Hood Yazerlu, Misaq Yazdan Nejad and Reza Jushan. They have come down with side effects such as diarrhea, severe headaches, weakness and influenza like conditions.
The prison infirmary only treats urgent cases saying that it is closed for the new years and refrains from treating these prisoners. This has led to the deterioration of their condition and more prisoners have become sick. Despite the constant water outage and the severe contamination of the water in the past few weeks, the reason behind this issue has still not been announced to the prisoners. Reports say that the reason is because sewage water has entered the prisoner's drinking water.


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