Female Christian Prisoner Faces Health Issues in Iranian Prison

Iranian Christian Prisoner, Maryam Naghash Zargaran who suffers from several health conditions is refused much needed medical care in prison.


Mohabat News – Reports from Iran indicate that Christian prisoner, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, is suffering physical illness while officials refuse to transfer her to hospital to receive proper medical care.

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Several reports coming out of Iran indicate that Mrs. Zargaran has been suffering from nausea and pain in her ear. Clinical staff in Evin prison advised her not to move her head for two weeks and will need surgery in case her symptoms do not disappear.

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Mrs. Zargaran underwent a heart surgery nine years ago and requires frequent medical attention.

She has been suffering from many other symptoms including chronic pain in her joints and spinal cord in the last year. Medical staff in prison diagnosed her pains to have been caused by lumbar disk, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Despite this diagnosis and a prescribed five day physiotherapy, prison officials have refused to provide her with much needed medical care.

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Mrs. Zargaran was initially summoned to an Iranian intelligence office for interrogation in March of 2011. Interrogators constantly threatened her and her family, insulted her and questioned her Christian activities.