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According to an earlier announcement, Gonabadi Dervishes that held protests in front of the Prosecutor's Office in Tehran (Galobandak Crossroad), supporting 10 Gonabadi Dervish prisoners currently on a hunger strike, were suppressed by Special Forces and plainclothes security officers. Tehran's forces of zones 11 and 12 are strictly controlling and preventing the Dervishes' protest in front of the courthouse. 

Security forces have blocked off bystreets to prevent Dervishes from gathering in front of Tehran's Prosecutor' Office. They also attacked the women's protest in front of the court with tear gas and fired warning shots overhead. 80 women were arrested and sent to the police station located at 15 Khordad Street near the protest.

Following the hunger strike of 10 Gonabadi Dervishes in four prisons in Iran, more than 10,000 Dervishes outside the prison also went on hunger strike to show solidarity with their incarcerated brothers. 

The Dervishes' on strike in prison say three of the prisoners require immediate medical attention in a hospital outside the prison. They also requested prisoners exiled from Evin prison to Gohardash prison be returned, and an end to the illegal acts of judicial and security authorities.

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