43 Political Prisoners Refuse Food Rations to Protest the Lack of Medical Care in Urmia Prison

Earlier this Wednesday, September 22, 43 prisoners in the political ward of Urmia Prison refused to receive their food rations in solidarity with a number of the prison’s inmates.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the prisoners carried out the refusal in protest of the lack of medical care for sick prisoners.

Shaker Behrooz, Nayeb Askari, Nayeb Hajizadeh, Ahmad Tamavi, Mohammad Houshangi, Hatam Ozdemir, Dara Rashidi, Anvar Chaleshi, Kamel Ceylan Maskan, Sirvan Amini, Mokhtar Ebrahimi, and Taher Hosseinzadeh, 12 political prisoners imprisoned in this ward suffer from various diseases. According to the diagnosis of the prison doctor, these prisoners should be sent to a well-equipped hospital outside the prison, but so far they have been barred from being sent.

Nayeb Askari, Ahmad Tamavi, Hatam Ozdemir, Sirvan Amini, and Mokhtar Ebrahimi, have kidney problems. Nayeb Hajizadeh and Dara Rashidi must undergo surgery to remove platinum prosthesis from their legs, and Anvar Chaleshi has TB.

A Report about Sunni Prisoners in West Azerbaijan Province

HRANA News Agency – At least eleven Sunni civilians were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry about three months ago in Bokan and Mahabad. A number of them were recently released from prison. Some of them are still held in detention of Orumiyeh Intelligence Office and some of them have been transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison.
According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least eleven Sunnis were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry about three months ago in Bokan and Mahabad: Continue reading “A Report about Sunni Prisoners in West Azerbaijan Province”

8 Sunni Civilians Arrested in Mahabad

HRANA News Agency – At least eight Sunni residents of Mahabad and Bukan were arrested by the security forces and were transferred to unknown locations. The common denominator of these detainees is their religious background and activities.
According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ali and Farooq Mavt, two brothers, Sunni activists were arrested in their home in Bukan on May 30, while being beaten by the security officers and were transferred to an unknown location. Continue reading “8 Sunni Civilians Arrested in Mahabad”