Abbas Lesani Ended His Hunger Strike After 12 Days

HRANA News Agency – Abbas Lesani, civil activist from Ardabil, ended his hunger strike after 12 days and was transferred to the general ward.
This civil activist’s wife, in an interview with HRANA, confirmed the news and said that, after she had a meeting with him and the head of Ardabil prison promised not to exile him, Mr. Lesani was convinced to end his hunger strike.
Roqieh Alizadeh, Abbas Lesani’s wife, also said about her husband’s physical condition, “He has extremely lost his weight and his physical condition is not good, and during this time, in addition to the hunger strike, he was held in difficult conditions and by informing him about his friends’ and our concerns, I asked him to end his hunger strike.”
According to Mrs. Alizadeh, her husband had gone on hunger strike to protest against the harassment in prison, and threats of exile.
Abbas Lesani was arrested on Wednesday morning 22nd July, when he was going to his work place, and was transferred to Ardebil prison to serve his sentence.
His wife had earlier said that he required continuous medical care due to a herniated disc and it was feared that the imprisonment and lack of access to essential care, would exacerbate his problems.
The Branch 1 of the Ardebil Appeal Court rejected the defense of Abbas Lisani in June, and also rejected the prosecutor’s request to exile Mr. Lisani, and just upheld his sentence of one-year-imprisonment.
This civil activist, who had refused to participate in any of the 3 trials, because of the court’s failure in respecting Article 168 of the constitution of the notion of public hearings, was sentenced to one year imprisonment on 25th April by a court verdict, issued by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Ardebil, presided by Judge Asadpour.
Abbas Lisani, civil activist and father of three children, who had been arrested and imprisoned numerously, the last time, was arrested in Ardebil, on 9th September, following the protests against drying of the lake of Ormia. He was charged with propaganda against the regime and forming a group to disrupt the security national. He was released on 5th November, after 55 days of detention in Ardebil Intelligence service’s detention, on the bail of 100 million Tomans.

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