Deteriorating Health of Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike


HRANA News Agency – Reports from Rajai-Shahr prison indicate that the physical condition of political prisoners who are currently on hunger strike has worsened while their health is deteriorating fast.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), a number of political prisoners in Section 12 of Ward 4 in Karaj’s Rajai-Shahr prison began their hunger strike on May 22, 2011.  On the seventh day of this hunger strike, prisoners’ physical condition is reported to be critical.


The web site of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran has reported that the political prisoners have become physically weak and suffer from headaches, fatigue and a number of other symptoms.  Keyvan Samimi, Mehdi Mahmoudian and Essa Sahar are amongst the prisoners whose condition is critical.


Meanwhile, the authorities continue to refuse addressing the prisoners’ rightful demands.  Additionally, there has been no news of Rasoul Badaghi’s condition since he was transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 1 of Rajai-Shahr prison on the fifth day of the hunger strike.


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