female PMOI member on hunger striker took ill and was transferred to Baghdad hospital
NCRI-The hunger strike by PMOI members at Camp Liberty that started on September 1 after the massacre and mass execution at Camp Ashraf and kidnapping 7 residents by Iraqi forces, enters its seventh week. Simultaneously, Iranians in Geneva, London, Berlin, Ottawa, and Melbourne continue their hunger strike.
Release of the 7 Camp Ashraf hostages is at the top of demands by hunger strikers, many of whom are family members or close relatives of the victims of the September 1 massacre or the hostages. The hostages are held by Maliki’s Special Forces in the “Dirty Army” in Baghdad airport, Sharaf prison, and other secret locations in the Green Zone linked to Maliki, and are at the risk of being extradited to the religious fascism ruling Iran.
Hunger strikers at Liberty, who have on average lost 10 kilograms, are facing various deleterious conditions such as severe reduction of eyesight and hearing, digestive abnormalities, insomnia, and other conditions, and many of them are placed under medical surveillance. On Saturday night, the physical conditions of one of the female hunger strikers deteriorated and she was urgently transferred to a hospital in Baghdad. She had severe chest pain, was nearly unconscious with arrhythmia and was severely dehydrated.
Hunger strikers in various countries are also suffering from similar symptoms and many of them are in dangerous conditions and need special attention.
Expressing its concerns about the health of hunger strikers and reminding the responsibilities of the U.S. government and the United Nations for safety and security of Ashraf residents, the Iranian Resistance calls for decisive intervention to secure the immediate release of the hostages.
Secretariat of the national Council of Resistance of Iran
October 13, 2013