Despite these problems and Assadi’s critical need for medical care, and also in spite of the continued pursuit by Assadi and his family, prison authorities continue to prevent him from going to the medical centers outside of the prison.

Majid Assadi was arrested on January 19, 2017 in his family home by the Iranian regime’s intelligence (MOIS) agents and was taken to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. In December 2018, he was charged with “acting against national security and propaganda against the regime” and was condemned to six years in Jail by the 26th branch of the revolutionary court of Tehran.