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Despite Health Problems Mostafa Daneshjou and Reza Entesari Join Jailed Peers in Hunger Strike

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Mostafa Daneshjou and Reza Entesari, two imprisoned Dervish rights activists announced to start their hunger strike from yesterday.
According to a report by Majzooban Noor, two mentioned Dervishes went on hunger strike while both of them are suffering from serious physical illnesses.
Reza Entesari recently suffers from chest pain and heart palpitations but prison officials have opposed allowing him temporary medical leave under a false pretense of not wearing prison uniforms by jailed Dervishes. Also, Mr. Daneshjou, in the following of the abrupt transfer of Afshain Karampour, another jailed lawyer of Gonabadi Dervishes, from the Shohada e Tajrish hospital to ward 4 of Evin prison, in a self-discharge decision, came back to prison from the hospital as a sign of protest, while, his respective doctors have stressed and strongly advised the necessity of continuing medical care and treatment in the specialized centers for him just when he was about to be under the care of the pulmonary rehabilitation in hospital.
Dervishes have gone on hunger strike in response to the unlawful coercions of the prison officials and judicial authorities and in protest to repeated violence against political and ideological prisoners by judicial authorities.
The strikes was begun when prison officials again transferred jailed Dervish, Farshid Yadollahi to section 4 for the third time in addition to increasing the deprivations.
Based on the adopted decisions in term of dissolution of ward 350, Farshid Yadollahi
was suddenly transferred from Evin Prison to Rajai-Shahr Prison, west of Tehran. After a while he was illegally moved again to the ward 7 , the public offenses section of Evin prison where he had been deprived of basic prisoner rights such as access to fresh air and use of the prison library and even leaving the hall. Now he was sent to ward 4 without any legal reason.
Holding trials in absentia and issuing illegal and heavy sentences without the presence of their lawyers ( 60 years imprisonment ), being frequently transferred from the general ward to solitary confinement in the intelligence wards 209 and 240 of Tehran’s Evin prison, denial of medical care and furlough despite injuries during arrest and physical torture in detention, the illnesses that were caused by being held in prison for 4 years, being forced to wear prison uniform in prison yard and using handcuffs and footcuffs during their transfer to medical centers are just some of the pressures Dervishes have been facing.