Kurdish Political Prisoner Jamal Alizadeh on Hunger Strike

HRANA News Agency – Kurdish political prisoner Jamal Alizadeh has gone on hunger strike in Urmia’s central prison in the West Azerbaijan Province.

According to a report by Mukrian News Agency, Jamal Alizadeh is a resident of Peeran-Shahr who has been behind bars in Urmia Prison for more than five months.On July 9, 2011, Jamal Alizadeh began his hunger strike in order to protest against prison officials’ lack of response to his request.Jamal Alizadeh has asked to be transferred to a prison in the city of Naqadeh.
The Revolutionary Court has sentenced Jamal Alizadeh to fifteen months in prison on charges of cooperating with a Kurdish political party.