In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran , Behrouz Alavi, a student activist and member of the Tarbiat Moallem University Islamic Association, described the health condition of Shabnam Madadzadeh as critical and said: “Unfortunately, Shabnam is not in good physical condition. Two weeks ago she suffered several episodes of unconsciousness and was transferred to the Evin infirmary wrapped in a blanket.” Over the past several weeks there has been news about the deteriorating health of Shabnam Madadzadeh, former Deputy Chair of Tehran Tahkim-e Vahdat student organization. The reports stated that she was not given medical attention or medication.
Shabnam Madadzadeh, 22, was arrested in an unusual way and on unknown charges by security forces in late February 2009, and has been imprisoned at Evin since then. When the Islamic Republic’s intelligence organizations transferred this prisoner to the drug addicts ward known as the Methadone Ward, many human rights defenders and non-government media outlets vehemently objected to the decision.