Iranian Azeri political prisoner Mohammad Nazari detained at Orumiyeh Central prison was transferred to Imam Khomeini Hospital in the city on 9 November due to unstable his health conditions, and he was later returned to the prison after undergoing medical tests.
Nazari had been hospitalized earlier in October on suspicion for possible tumours in his stomach. Although his health conditions has not recovered, the prison officials returned him to the prison.
Despite the recommendation of the hospital to start the treatment process immediately, Nazari was returned to prison on orders from his prison authorities and it took a month to be taken to the hospital for ultrasound scans.
Nazari’s lawyer Mohammad Hossein Aghasi had previously reported “the grave condition” of Mohammad Nazari and the possibility of a suspected tumor in his stomach due to the prisoner’s 90-day hunger strike last July.
Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence arrested Nazari in the city of Boukan, West Azerbaijan Province on May 30, 1994, when he was 23 years old. He was sentenced to death for his alleged membership in the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI). However, his death sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.
Nazari also suffers from kidney disease and gallbladder problems for which he has been denied to receive standard medical care despite the recognition of specialist physicians to undergo an urgent operation.