Maryam Zargaran was as Muslim who left Islam for Christ. When the government found out about her condition, they sentenced her to five years in jail. While in prison, due to the stress and conditions she began suffering from a heart condition, in response to which the Iranian government is denying her medical treatment:
Iranian Christians are concerned about Maryam Naghash Zargaran after she was reportedly denied urgent medical treatment and fellow believer Ebrahim Firouzi who was told by an Iranian court that his five-year sentence has been upheld. The two Christians both converted from Islam, a move that can be punishable by prison and even death under Iranian law.
Actvists and Christians told BosNewsLife that Zargaran’s physical condition worsened as the “stressful conditions” in Tehran’s notorios Evin prison and a pending court case apparently “exacerbated” a congenital heart condition which can reduce the blood’s oxygen levels.
Zargaran, 39, is also suffering from severe weight loss after her hunger strikes in protest of denied medical treatment for the long-standing health issues, according to relatives and friends.
Since being accused of running a house church in 2013, the devoted Christian been behind bars in the women’s ward of Evin prison. (source)