During the past 18 years Ali Manbouhi was transferred between notorious “Karun” prison, Central prison of Baft and Ahwaz Markazi (central) prison in Sheiban.
Mr.Manbouhi suffers from chronic illness due to difficult prison conditions and lack of basic living conditions, such as unhealthy eating and sanitation and lack of adequate medical care in prison.
The authorities also refuse his transfer to a hospital, although doctors visiting the prison have confirmed his need for a heart operation.
According to United Nation resolution 45/111 on “Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners”: “ Prisoners shall have access to the health services available in the country without discrimination on the grounds of their legal situation.”
The Ahwazi Human Rights Organization calls upon the Iranian authorities to respect the right of prisoners and to allow the transfer of Mr. Ali Manbouhi to medical facilities to receive the necessary attention. AHRO also urges UNHRC to take practical steps toward addressing the widespread human rights violation committed against Ahwazi Arabs and other minorities in particular and Iranian nation in general.
AHRO holds the Iranian government responsible for the safety and sanity of Mr.Manbouhi until his release.
Ahwaz Human Rights Organization
16 May 2018