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Ayoub Asadi on the 13th Day of Hunger Strike in Kashmar

Posted on: 18th June, 2016
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Ayoub Asadi

HRANA News Agency – Ayoub Asadi, political prisoner who is ill and exiled in Kashmar, is on the 13th day of his hunger strike to protest against the lack of medical care and medical leave, as well as the unfair sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ayoub Asadi, exiled political prisoner in Kashmar, who suffers from asthma, lumbar disc and intestinal problems, has gone on hunger strike since 13 days ago, to protest against the lack of medical care for his diseases and medical leave, and the unfair sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

A close source to Asadi family by announcing this news in an interview told HRANA: “Earlier, the prosecutor of Kashmar had told Asadi family that he would send Ayoub on leave if they could provide a bail but when it was prepared and deposited, this family even was not been allowed to the prosecutor’s office.”

This informed source about the charges against Mr. Asadi and his protest to the “unfair” verdict said: “Ayoub is someone who was not affiliated with any parties. He used to work with his car as a taxi. Five years ago, several people asked him to take them to an address for a large amount of money, then all of them were arrested and he was tried along with them and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.”

At the end, the source said: “So far, there has not been any treatment for Ayoub’s diseases. While all other defendants of this case have gone on leave, he has not been sent to leave yet. Now, despite his illness and after 13 days of hunger strike, the authorities still have not taken any action.”

HRANA had reported earlier that, Ayoub Asadi has been deprived of family visit over the past two years due to the long distance and his family and his repeated requests for being moved to Kurdistan province have been ineffective.

Ayoub Asadi who has already spent five years of his sentence in prison of Kashmar, had been arrested in one of the villages of Sanandaj by the Revolutionary Guards in 2011. He was charged with Muharebeh through communication and cooperation with the Kurdish opposition parties.

This citizen from Kamyaran, after one year of detention, in August 2012 was tried by Branch One of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj and was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment and exile to Kashmar.

This prisoner spent some time in prison in Sanandaj and then was deported to Kashmar prison.

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