Prisoner Farhad Naghizadeh died at Orumiyeh Central Prison on 8 March after having a heart attack and being denied access to proper medical care at a hospital outside the prison.

The 47-year-old prisoner, who had heart problems, suffered a heart attack on 8 March.

After the heart attack, he was taken to the prison infirmary but lost his life due to delays in his transfer to medical facilities outside the prison.

Naghizadeh was arrested about five years ago on drug-related charges.