Tag: hunger strike

National-Religious activist on hunger strike in Evin

  Reports indicate that Hossein Rafii, an Iranian Nationalist-Religious activist in Evin Prison, is in a grave state of health. A National-Religious website reports that Rafii is refusing food and medicine to protest the failure of authorities to provide him with due process.Ana Rafii, the activist’s daughter, confirms her father’s hunger strike, saying he is only drinking water, and his poor health is causing his family great concern. Ana Rafii has written a letter to […]

Ex-U.S. Marine Held In Iran To Start Hunger Strike

  The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran says he is going on a hunger strike. Sarah Hekmati said in an e-mail to the Associated Press that her brother, Amir, told the family by phone on December 16 about the hunger strike. Hekmati, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for collaborating with the U.S. government. He says he is innocent. Sarah also said […]

Hunger Strike Passes 19th Day; Demanding Separation of Political Prisoners

  As the hunger strike of 27 political prisoners in the town of Orumiyeh, west of Tabriz in north-western part of Iran, entered its 19th day, news came that the prisoners were denied telephone calls to their relatives, cutting off all communications with the outside world. Kamal Hosseini, a reporter in West Azerbaijan province told Rooz that the prisoners had told him earlier that they would continue their hunger strike until their demands are met. […]

Hunger strikers defy threats of execution

  Twenty-seven political prisoners in Ward 12 of Urumieh Central Prison are continuing their hunger strike to protest their mistreatment by prison authorities. One of the prisoners, Alireza Rasouli, is reportedly in grave health. His hunger strike has now reached 25 days. A report by the Campaign for the Rights of Political and Civil Prisoners says the strike began with Rasouli protesting the failure of the authorities to provide him with adequate medical treatment for […]

Mohammad Ali Taheri on Hunger Strike to Protest Three Years of Solitary Confinement

  A student of Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of Interuniversal Consciousness Theory, who has been in prison since 2011, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Taheri has embarked on a dry hunger strike (refusing both food and water) since last week to protest 3.5 years in solitary confinement inside the IRGC’s Ward 2-A at Evin Prison, as well as for interrogations that have been ongoing since 2011 on additional charges […]

Protest of Mohammad Ali Taheri’s students in front of Evin Prison

  Mohammad Ali Taheri’s students – a prisoner of conscience and the founder of Interuniversalism Mysticism – Erfaneh Halgheh – gathered in front of Evin Prison to protest against the imprisonment of their teacher and to express their concerns about his condition. HRANA reports that according to Sahamnews , on Tuesday , 18 November 2014, a group of Mohammad Ali Taheri’s students gathered in front of Evin Prison and demonstrated by shouts of “Allaho Akbar” […]

Activist Qavami refuses food to protest undetermined legal state

  Goncheh Qavami, the Iranian activist jailed after trying to enter a stadium to watch a volleyball game with a group of other women, has begun a hunger strike, according to her brother. Qavami has been charged with propaganda against the regime and reports indicate that she has been sentenced to one year in jail. However, the decision of the court has not been officially issued and served on her, and she remains in limbo. […]

Worsening Lung Disease, Mostafa Daneshjou Lost Consciousness

  Mostafa Daneshjou, the jailed lawyer of Gonabadi Dervishes, last morning ,Monday, 28th of Mehr 1393 (October 28, 2014) due to the harsh hypothyroid lungs and heart arrhythmia lost his consciousness and was taken to Evin prison infirmary for a few hours and then returned again to ward 8.According to Majzooban Noor, The mentioned Dervish lawyer who is in the fourth year of his 7.5-year sentence because of acute pulmonary heart disease, being on hunger […]

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 […]

This week in human rights in Iran

  Journalists’ Rights On September 26, on the sidelines of his UN visit, Rouhani was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who asked him about the situation of the following prisoners with dual citizenship: the Iranian-British woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, and the Iranian-Americans Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, and Saeed Abedini. Rouhani denied that any journalist is imprisoned in Iran simply for being a journalist and stressed the independence of the Iranian judiciary from the presidency. Internet Freedom […]

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