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Iran: Hunger strike by political prisoners in Evin-Tehran

The political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison have gone on a hunger strike since Friday, April 18, in protest to the barbaric raid on this ward on Thursday by the suppressive forces and the fact that there is no information on the fate of 32 of their cellmates. 

Likewise, in relation to this incident, on Saturday, April 19, the families of the political prisoners staged a protest gathering in front of Tehran’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ark Square. 

On Thursday, April 17, a large number of revolutionary guards, intelligence agents, and special prison guards, used inspection as an excuse to barbarically batter, insult and humiliate the political prisoners in Ward 350. In this attack, a number of prisoners were severely injured, including Gholamreza Khossravi Savadjani, Assadollah Hadi, Javad Fouladvand, Assadollah Assadi, Omid Behrouzi, Esmaeil Barzegarei and Emad Bahavar. Mr. Assadollah Hadi who has recently had an open-heart surgery is in dire conditions. The henchmen have chained the hands and feet of Omid Behrouzi and Esmaeil Barzegarei to their beds in Evin’s infirmary.

The henchmen in Evin have transferred 32 political prisoners to solitary cells in Ward 240 of Evin despite their injuries and their need for medical treatment and there is no news on their conditions. 

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, called on the international community and all relevant international bodies, yesterday, to strongly condemn this great atrocity and requested effective and immediate measure to prevent the torture and suppression of the political prisoners. She urged all Iranian people and in particular the Tehran youth to rise up in support of and in solidarity with the prisoners and their families and do not allow the clerical regime to continue and intensify its anti-human atrocities in the prisons and against the prisoner in the last days of its infamous existence.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

April 19, 2014


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