Ebrahim Firuzi Ended His Hunger Strike after 5 Days

HRANA News Agency – Ebrahim Firuzi, a Christian prisoner of conscience, ended his hunger strike after five days.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ebrahim Firuzi who had begun a hunger strike from last Thursday, ended his hunger strike on Monday 24th August, on the fifth day and after the head of Rajai Shahr prison, Mardani, promised to do something for him, and treated and gave warning to the other prisoners in ward 10 of Rajai Shahr prison.

According to this report, after the head of the prison rejected to transfer Ebrahim Firuzi to ward 12 and after he promised to solve his problems in ward 10, in the presence of the warden and the head of Rajai Shahr prison ward 10 and in this ward, the problems of this prisoner of conscience were solved among the other prisoners and Ebrahim Firuzi announced the end of his hunger strike.

It should be noted that Ebrahim Firuzi and Arash Aslanpour (Arash Eshai), who are held in ward 10 of Rajai Shahr prison, along with apolitical and sometimes dangerous prisoners, had gone on hunger strike after writing a letter addressed to the head of the prison and after it was neglected by him

Earlier, Arash Moghadam Aslanpour, stopped his hunger strike, on Saturday, on Rajai Shahr prison’s authorities’ request and after the promises of helping to improve his conditions.

Ebrahim Firuzi had gone on hunger strike, earlier in June this year, to protest against his conditions in ward 10 of Rajai Shahr prison that ended with achieving parts of his demands.

Ebrahim Firuzi was tried by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Moghiseh, on 7th March, on charges of acting against national security through gathering and collusion, and for the first time he met his solicitor in the court room.

This Christian convert, was arrested on 25th August 2013. He has a record of several detentions and previously, he had been sentenced to 1 year imprisonment and 2 years exile, by the Revolutionary Court in Robat Karim, although, his sentence ended on 13th January, but he is still in prison until his new case will be considered.

A while ago, his sentence of 5 years imprisonment, issued by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Moghiseh, was notified to Ebrahim Firuzi’s lawyer.

Arash Moghadam Aslanpour, earlier had been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment on charges of blasphemy, insulting the leadership and propaganda against the regime but a year and 4 months of it was pardoned on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

A person close to the Arash Moghadam, regarding Arash Moghadam’s religious affiliation, said; “For some unknown reasons it has been mentioned in some reports that Arash is Zoroastrian but it is not true and he never was a Zoroastrian.”

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