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Two female prisoners in legal limbo intensify hunger strike



Ghoncheh Qavami and Atena Faghdani, two Iranian political prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the past 11 days, are now also refusing water.

The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports that the two prisoners are being held in the Revolutionary Guards ward of Evin Prison and are now also refusing water as of Saturday October 12.

Qavami was arrested along with a group of women in June when trying to enter a stadium to watch a volleyball match. Although the others have been released, she was rearrested and has been in jail for the past 105 days.

Atena Faghdani is an artist and children’s rights activist who has been under arrest since September 22 without any clear indication of the charges against her.

Radio Zamaneh