Iranian state won't allow Zeinab Jalalian any medical treatment unless she signs letter of 'regret'

The Iranian state will not allow Zeinab Jalalian, who is in prison for 17 years and whose health has seriously deteriorated, to benefit from any rights, including the right to treatment, unless she signs a 'letter of regret'.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network said that the health of Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, who has been kept in prison for 17 years, has seriously deteriorated and that she urgently needs to receive treatment. However, the Iranian regime prevented her from receiving treatment outside the prison.

The organization said in a statement that Zeinab Jalalian, who had eye pain, vision loss, intestinal problems, skin rashes and stomach disorders, was only kept under observation and then sent back to prison.

The statement added: "In June, the Iranian authorities put a document in front of Zeinab Jalalian twice. The document was a 'letter of regret'. The authorities asked her to sign it. This letter was written by the Iranian Intelligence Agency (Itlaat) and Jalalian was told that she would be deprived of all her basic rights until she signed the document."