Rasoul Razavi on Hunger Strike since 1 Month Ago

Posted on: 4th November, 2016
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HRANA News Agency – Rasoul Razavi, political prisoner in Tabriz prison, has started a hunger strike in protest against the verdict and pressures from the security forces in his case since October 4. While Mr. Razavi is in undesirable physical condition, the authorities have given no response to his demands yet.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Rasoul Razavi, political prisoner in Tabriz prison, has started a hunger strike in protest against the verdict and pressures from the security forces in the case since October 4.

A close source to Razavi family announced the news and stated that the prisoner is not in a good physical condition: “So far the authorities have not addressed his demands.”

It is worth noting that on May 2016, Rasoul Razavi had gone on hunger strike in protest against the “lack of integration verdicts against him under Article 134,” “implementation of the sentence which had been removed by parole” and “uncertainty in one of his cases” and after 27 days ended his hunger strike.”

The Turkish (Azeri) activist was arrested during the “anti-racism” protest on November 12, 2015 in Tabriz.

In 2015, Rasoul Razavi along with Hussein Rakhshanikia and Sevindik Lotfi was sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment and sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment suspended for two years on charge of propaganda against the state by branch 2 of Revolutionary Court.

This verdict was issued after his arrest on “Qods Day” when the civil activists gathered in support of the Uighur Turk Muslim.

Rasoul Razavi was released on parole on March 3, 2015 from Tabriz Central Prison.

In 2014, Bagherpour, head of Tabriz revolutionary court sentenced him to one year in prison on charge of propaganda against the regime.

On April 15, 2014, Razavi along with Hosseinali Mohammadi and Taha Kermani after nearly five months of detention were released on the bail of 2 billion IRR from Tabriz Central Prison.

The activist was tortured and persecuted severely in detention in Tabriz Intelligence Office.

On April 2, 2010, he was arrested due to taking part in a protest to the drying of Lake Urmia along with more than 100 other demonstrators on Shahid Kalantari Bridge.

Finally, on October 9, 2011 while he was returning from work, he  was arrested by the security officers and after 16 days of detention was released on the bail of 300 million IRR from Tabriz Central Prison.

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