Zeynab Jalalian: female Kurdish activist contracts Coronavirus in jail

Zeynab Jalalian, a female Kurdish political activist, has contracted Coronavirus in Gharchak jail.

The father of the Kurdish political prisoner said: “On the night of Tuesday, June 2nd, Zeynab Jalalian was transferred to the prison’s medical centre due to severe shortness of breath. After being examined and tested by a doctor, her condition was diagnosed as COVID-19.”

Born in 1982, Zeynab Jalalian was jailed indefinitely by the Iranian regime in July 2007.

Despite the publicity about the Iranian regime releasing thousands of prisoners because of the COVID-19 crisis in its prisons, many labour activists and political prisoners have not been set free.

The Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s treatment of labour and other political activists. We call on all trade unionists, socialists and other political activists to help us in defending the rights of all workers, social rights’ activists and political prisoners in Iran.

Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
7 June 2020

Source: Kurdistan Human Rights Network

See also: Zeynab Jalalian: Kurdish female activist jailed indefinitely

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