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Hossein Rajabian and Vahid Sayadi Nassiri Ended Their Hunger Strike

Posted on: 12th January, 2017
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Hossein Rajabian

HRANA News Agency – Hossein Rajabian and Vahid Sayadi Nassiri, two political prisoners in Evin prison ended their hunger strike after reaching their demands. Mr. Rajabian was sent on a 72-hour-long medical leave on Monday, December 5.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hossein Rajabian, imprisoned filmmaker, along with his brother Mehdi Rajabian, musician, had gone on hunger strike in Evin prison since October 28.

Hossein Rajabian was sent on a 72-hour-long medical leave and ended his hunger strike on Monday, December 5. In the last week of the strike he had severe kidney infection and pain.

His brother, Mehdi Rajabian, was sent on a 4-day-long medical leave after 30 days of hunger strike, on Sunday, December 4, and returned to Evin Prison without effective treatments.

Also, it has been reported that Vahid Sayadi Nassiri, another prisoner on hunger strike in Evin Prison, following the determination of the Court of Appeal’s date, ended his hunger strike.

Vahid Sayadi Nassiri had gone on hunger strike to protest his 13 months of uncertainty since October 16. This political prisoner was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in the lower court, with charges of “insulting religious sanctities, insulting the Supreme Leader and propaganda against the regime”. However, over 13 months from the date of the first sentence and despite his protests, he had received no order from the Court of Appeal.

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