Kouhyar Goodarzi and Hossein Ronaghi Maleki on Hunger Strike in Evin Prison

HRANA – Kouhyar Goodarzi and Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, two imprisoned human rights activists in Evin prison, has gone on hunger strike to protest their undefined situation in prison.

Kouhyar Goodarzi’s mother told Radio Zamaneh that her son passed out in prison due to the hunger strike, and he was consequently transferred to the health clinic in Evin prison.
She said: “Today when I went to visit Kouhyar, I was told that he cannot be visited because he has been transferred to solitary confinement. However, one of the prisoners contacted me from the prison and said that Kouhyar was transferred to the health clinic.”
Kouhyar Goodarzi, a member of The Committee of Human Rights Reporters, was arrested on December 20th, 2010. He reportedly started a hunger strike on May 20th in protest to his transference to solitary confinement
Kouhyar Goodarzi had been imprisoned in ward 350 of Evin prison. Later on and for criticizing the head of ward 350, he was transferred to solitary confinement in ward 240. He has been unable to contact his family for the last two weeks.
According to Radio Zamaneh, another human rights activist, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki (a.k.a. Babak Khorramdin) has also started a hunger strike in protest to his “bad physical condition and lack of attention to his legal file.”
This political prisoner, who has been in prison since last December, suffers from renal difficulties, and prison officials refuse to provide adequate services for his medical needs.

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