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Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes in Critical Condition on Day 14 of Hunger Strike






Jailed Gonabadi dervishes Saleh Moradi and Kasra Nouri who have been on hunger strike since Dey 27 (Jan 15) , appear to be in critical health condition.

According to reports by Majzooban Noor, the two dervishes who are behind bars in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison , lunched the hunger strike to protest illegal transfer of seven Gonabadi dervishes’s lawyers and Majzooban Noor website managers to solitary confinement of Evin prison on 27th of Dey 1391( Jan 15, 2013).

Currently, dizziness, excessive weight loss and gaunt and pale face are warning signs of their dire health condition. It seems that, they have reached a dangerous phase.

It must be reminded that, these two prisoners of conscience are suffering from malnutrition due to poor prison conditions. Also, Mr. Moradi suffering from kidney pain for months and now suffering from internal bleeding. The families have expressed their growing concern over their health risk and Said that if anything happens to them, the authorities will be responsible for that.

Saleh Moradi and Kasra Nouri by expressing concern about dir health of Hamid Moradi and Mostafa Daneshjou, required prison officials to transfer back seven Gonabadi dervishes’s lawyers and Majzooban Noor website Managers to the general ward of Evin Prison.

These two dervishes have been confined in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison for more than 16 months on charges of “Propaganda against the regime”, “Acting against national security”, “Deviant group (Majzooban Noor) membership” and “Interviews with foreign media, Radio Farda”, but they have not yet received a definitive sentence till now. It seems that, after 16 months, their case is under investigation in Shiraz’s Revolutionary Court.