Hengameh Shahidi’s Health Declines in Prison

Monday 3 May 2010

Change for Equality: According to a report by Kalameh website, the health of journalist Hengameh Shahidi, has declined considerably in prison. Shahidi had been arrested in the midst of the unrest that followed the Presidential elections. She was sentenced by the courts to serve a six year mandatory prison sentence. Currently she is being held in Section 209 of Evin prison, in relation to her prison sentence. Reports from prison indicate that Shahidi was taken to the hospital infirmary in late April. According to reports from Kalmeh website, Shahidi was allowed to visit with her family on April 22. Shahidi’s mother explained to the site of Kalameh that her daughter’s physical condition was not good. According to Shahidi’s mother, Hengameh had spent several days in the prison infirmary due to ill health. Shahidi’s mother expressed grave concern for the physical and emotional health of her imprisoned daughter.


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