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Ali Shariati Transferred to a Hospital on the 14th Day of Hunger Strike

Posted on: 6th December, 2016
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Ali Shariati

HRANA News Agency – On November 13, Ali Shariati, political prisoner in Evin was taken to a hospital on the fourteenth day of his hunger strike, but he refused a serum injection, then he was returned to the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on November 13, Ali Shariati, political prisoner in Evin was taken to Taleghani hospital on the fourteenth day of his hunger strike, following his critical condition.

The political prisoner refused a serum injection, then he was returned to the prison.

The political activist was arrested on November 10, while “doing administrative work in the municipality,” and transferred to ward 8 of Evin prison to serve his sentence of five years in prison. He had started a hunger strike on protest to his arrest since his arrival in the prison.

Mr. Shariati had started a hunger strike on November 8, and was transferred to the clinic of prison after his blood pressure reached 9 on 7. The prisoner refused a serum injection.

Ali Shariati was arrested in 2015 and transferred to ward 8 from ward 209 of Evin prison after 5 months on July 11, 2015. He was sentenced to 12 years and 9 months at branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Salvati. On appeal stage the sentence was reduced to five years in prison.

The political prisoner was charged with gathering, propaganda against the regime, insulting the leader, insulting the president and satellite receiver maintenance.

Ali Shariati had been arrested on February 14, 2011, too. He was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment by primitive court but it was reduced to 1 year by appeal court.

Mr. Shariati was also arrested on February 18, 2015.

The political activist’s appeal court was held in Branch 54 headed by Judge Babaei on January 11. Later he was released on furlough after 15 months in detention.

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