Update on Naser Gol-Tapeh

August 2020 In early August, Naser developed symptoms of Covid-19. Despite being ill with fever, the only medical care he received was a few painkillers, and he was not tested. Naser is being held in Evin prison’s overcrowded Ward 8, where twelve out of seventeen prisoners randomly chosen for testing received positive results on 10 August. The same day, over two dozen of Ward 8’s sixty prisoners staged a sit-in to protest about overcrowding, inadequate medical care and insufficient Covid protection measures.

November 2020 Naser was informed that his third petition for a retrial had been rejected.

March 2021 Naser is believed to be in good spirits and really pleased with dental work he received in recent months.

19 March 2021 Naser wrote a poem to celebrate Persian New YearNowruz, which fell on Saturday 20 March.

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