A Sunni Prisoner on Hunger Strike in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: 27th December, 2016
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Foad Rezazadeh Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, Tehran, Iran

HRANA News Agency –  Jamal Qaderi, Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who is serving the 7th year of his 8-years sentence has gone on hunger strike on protest against widespread denial of his rights and the denial of furlough in spite of serving most of his conviction since December 3.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Jamal Qaderi, Sunni prisoner in hall 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj is gone on hunger strike since December 3.

A close source to the prisoner told HRANA’s reporters: “Mr. Qaderi was sentenced to 8 years in prison and has served seven years so far. He is on hunger strike to protest against widespread denial of his rights and the denial of furlough in spite of serving most of his conviction and given that only one year remains of his sentence.”

Jamal Qaderi is about 42 years old and has three children and had been arrested in 2010.

It is worth mentioning Foad Rezazadeh, another Sunni prisoner has gone on hunger strike in Rajae Shahr prison in Karaj, too. He has protested against the denial of his furlough, despite the death of his father and has lost 11 Kg weight and is suffering from law blood pressure.

recently The judge overseeing the prison attended a gathering of Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison, and announced that according to the Ministry of Intelligence no right or privilege, including furlough, parole  will be applied to them.

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