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Mohammad Abdollahi Ended his Hunger Strike after 32 Days

Posted on: 3rd July, 2016
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Mohammad Abdollahi

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Abdollahi, death row political prisoner in Central Prison of Urmia who was warned about the execution of his sentence and haf gone on an unlimited hunger strike to protest at the “unjust” verdict and the way of handling his case since May 29, 2016, ended his strike by official’s promise of enable the authorities to accept his retrial after 32 days on June 30 and was transferred to the ward from solitary confinement.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohammad Abdollahi, death row political prisoner in Central Prison of Urmia ended his hunger strike by judicial authorities’ promise of enabling the authorities to accept his retrial on June 30.

A source close to the political prisoner by announcing the news told in an interview with HRANA’s reporters: “Judicial officials informed Mohammed by showing up at the solitary confinement that his judicial review application was accepted so he ended his hunger strike and was transferred to the ward from solitary confinement on June 30.”

It is worth mentioning that the political prisoner had gone on an unlimited hunger strike in protest at the “unjust” verdict and the way of handling his case since May 29, 2016 and also had written an open letter to the Head of Judiciary with a copy to Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur of United Nations on the human rights situation in Iran. He demanded a fair trial for himself in this letter. The full text of the letter was published by HRANA.

Mohammad Abdollahi, 35, married and former resident of the city of Bokan was sentenced to death on charge of Muharebeh through membership in one of Kurdish opposition parties by branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad.

His death sentence was officially notified to him by the executive branch of Mahabad prison after being upheld by the Supreme Court in 2014.

Following the unusual developments in the Urmia prison on April 20, 2016, prison officials summoned four prisoners, including Saman Naseem, Mohammad Abdollahi and two other non-political prisoners and warned them that they did not have a long time to the execution due to the adoption of new procedures of the judiciary and Urmia prison and the certainty of their executions.

Brother of Mohammad Abdollahi named Mohammad Amin was arrested in 2015 and after 15 months of uncertainty, was sentenced to 18 years in prison and exiled to Tabas prison on charges of Muharebeh through effective collaboration with one of the opposition parties and propaganda against the state at the Mahabad revolutionary court.

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