Archiv für den Tag 29. April 2011
Shirko Maarefi the Iranian- Kurdish political prisoners who was sentenced to death went on hunger strike !
Following a hunger strike by political prisoners at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, Ali Tabarzadi, son of political prisoner Heshmatollah Tabarzadi spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about his recent visit with his father. “I had a booth visit with my father last Thursday. He told me political prisoners from different age groups have joined the hunger strike and are following it together. He said that during the first week, the hunger strike took place for one day, then two days on the second week, and three days on the third week, and so on, with more days as the weeks go by. This strike will go on until the situation in the prison is noticeable,” said Ali Tabarzadi.
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Fatemeh Alvandi, mother of prisoner of conscience Mehdi Mahmoudian, said that her son has developed epilepsy in prison and is in dire physical and psychological shape. “As you know, Mehdi’s lungs were damaged seriously as a result of the psychological and physical torture he received in solitary confinement. One of his lungs has almost entirely collapsed. The Medical Examiner said six months ago that as a result of that pressure and torture, Mehdi should be transferred to a hospital and treated immediately. But authorities did not accept this at all and didn’t give him leave. With our continued pursuit of the matter and after going to many government authorities, a neurologist and an internist came to see him in prison. They determined that he must receive a brain scan and should receive serious cardiac examinations,” said Alvandi.
(28 April 2011) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran expressed deep concern about the violent suppression of the ethnic Arab population in Ahwaz, Iran, which has reportedly led to the death of dozens of protesters as well as numerous injuries and arrests since 15 April 2011. The Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights reported that 48 people have been killed, and hundreds arrested.