Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition at Uremia Prison
HRANA News Agency – Despite deteriorating health condition of at least 13 striking prisoners at Uremia Central Prison, these prisoners continue their hunger strike.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), out of 26 striking prisoners who are at 33rd day of their hunger strike, at least 13 are in critical health condition. According to the reports, on December 21st general health of two prisoners “Ali Ahmad Soleymani and Khazar Rasoulizadeh” have deteriorated and started seeing blood spots in their vomit. Although they have been sent to the prison clinic, they refused to be injected with fluids and returned to the general ward later.
It is important to mention that after months of indifference, on Thursday 18 December 2014, the internal Chief of Prison has met with striking prisoners and promised to attend to their demands after they break the hunger strike. The offer was declined by prisoners and their hunger strike still continues at this prison. Their biggest demand is enforcing the Separation of Crime law at this prison.
The 26 striking prisoners are: Ali Afshari, Jafar Afshari, but Afshari, Habib Afshari, Keyhan Darvishi, Shirkoo Hassanpour, Mohammad Abdullahi, Khazar Rasoolyrad, Saman Naseem, Amir Moladost, Sirwan Nezhavi, Jafar Mirzayi, Ebrahim Rezapour , Mohammad abdulbakht, Abdullah Asghari, Abdulrahman Sulaiman, Seyd Sami Hosseini, Abdullah Hammoudi, Ahmad Tamoei, Osman Mostafapour, Behrooz Alkhani, Mostafa Al-Rahman, Yousef Ka’kahmami, Seyed Jamal Mohammadi, Alireza Rasooli, Shoresh Afshari, Mostafa Davoodi. Also Masoud Shamsnejad is another Political prisoner who is on hunger strike in protest to his conditions.
It is important to note that in recent days, 21 human rights supporter organisations wrote statements and expressed their concern about the protesting prisoners.