HRANA News Agency – Foad Yousefi, Sunni prisoner of Rajaei Shahr, is on hunger strike in protest to denial of his furlough.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Foad Yousei, Sunni prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison is on hunger strike since December 26th.
A close source to Mr. Yousefi, mentioned that this prisoner is being deprived of furlough and told HRANA’s reporter, “Foad is suffering from severe mental illness and has repeatedly attempted to injure himself. But his request for a furlough is being ignored. Despite having many correspondence about his illness, nothing has been done yet”.
This informed source continued, “Few months ago he was transferred to Amin Abad mental health centre, but he could not bear it and was again transferred to prison after two days. He is suffering from severe depression as well”.
This Sunni prisoner was arrested in 2010 and sentenced to 8 years in prison.