In a phone call with his family, the Kurdish political prisoner Changiz Ghadamkheir has revealed that he had been transferred to the quarantine of Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that this political prisoner was transferred from Masjed Soleiman Prison to the quarantine of Ahvaz Sepidar Prison on November 17 without prior notice despite his deteriorating health. He is still in quarantine without any provision of medical care.

The reason for the sudden transfer of this political prisoner has not been announced yet.

Changiz Ghadamkheir was arrested in June 2011 after being shot in the kidney by a bullet fired by The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The bullet, which still remains in his kidney, has led to his both kidneys malfunctioning.

While this political prisoner has been suffering from infection and bleeding for a long time, the authorities at Masjed Soleyman Prison have not only failed to provide him with medical treatment but also they have refused to grant him medical leave due to the opposition of the Kamyaran Intelligence Office.

This political prisoner has gone on a 14- and 3-day hunger strikes twice since March of last year in protest to the lack of medical care.

The trial of Changiz Ghadamkheir was held in September 2012 at Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, presided over by Judge Hassan Babaei. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison and exile to Masjed Soleiman Prison on charges of “Moharebeh through membership in Komala.”

Although this prisoner has contested his sentence, he has still not received any information about the result of his appeal. Ghadamkheir was transferred from Sanandaj Prison to Masjed Soleiman Prison in April 2013.