Iran: Ghoncheh Ghavami on dry hunger strike

Mrs. Ghoncheh Ghavami has been on hunger strike since October 1, according to the reports received from Iran.

 

Ghavami is held in a cell in Tehran’s Evin Prison along with another female prisoner Atena Farghdani.

 

In late September, Mrs Ghavami was charged with “propaganda against the regime”, a friend of her family told Telegraph on September 25.

 

In an Urgent Action, Amnesty International called for her release. The statement said: “She is a prisoner of conscience, arrested solely for taking part in a peaceful protest against the ban on women attending Volleyball World League matches in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.”