80 Sunni prisoners on hunger strike in protest at imminent executions

HRANA News Agency – 80 Sunni prisoners of conscience in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj began a hunger strike yesterday in support of four Sunni prisoners who are in danger of imminent execution.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in a leaked message from the prison, the Sunni prisoners released the following statement:

“We, the Sunni prisoners of conscience in Rajai Shahr Prison, announce that the vast majority of us declare our own hunger strike from today, 16 June 2014, in support of our four brothers who are in Karaj’s Ghezel Hesar Prison on the eve of their [scheduled] execution and in solidarity with their families’ protest. We will continue our strike until their executions are stopped and sentences revoked.”

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