Iran: Two Jailed Dervishes on Hunger Strike in Grave Danger

HRANA News Agency – Gonabadi Dervish’s rights activists, Kasra Nouri and Saleh Moradi in 69th day of their hunger strike, are in grave danger.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Majzooban Noor, Kasra Nouri and Saleh Moradi, two imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes were transferred to prison’s clinic because of loss of consciousness.

These two Gonabadi dervishes who are behind bars for more than 18 months in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison , lunched the hunger strike to protest illegal transfer of seven Gonabadi dervishes’s lawyers and Majzooban Noor website managers to solitary confinement of Evin prison on 27th of Dey 1391 ( Jan 15, 2013).They required prison officials to transfer back seven Gonabadi dervishes’s lawyers to the general ward of Evin Prison and called attention to their poor health status but unfortunately their request has not been answered yet and the detained lawyers of the Gonabadi dervishes are being held in solitary confinement of Ward 209.

Saleh Moradi and Kasra Nouri are currently in prison, on charges of “Propaganda against the regime”, “Acting against national security”, “Deviant group (Majzooban Noor) membership” and “Interviews with foreign media, Radio Farda”, but they have not yet received a definitive sentence till now. It seems that, after 18 months, their case is under investigation in Shiraz’s Revolutionary Court.

We note in this regard that although they have been in detention more than the serving a period of time which would equate to their sentence, therefore now their detention is absolutely unlawful.

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