hunger strikes

January 6, 2017

Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike Wave of Hunger Strikes Highlights Prisoners’ Plights Conservative member of Parliament Ali Motahari has publicly asked the Judiciary to review the case of ailing political prisoner Ali Shariati, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in Evin Prison. The Tehran MP made the call after a 71-day hunger strike by imprisoned […]... read more
December 20, 2016

Five Political Prisoners in Iran on Life-Threatening Hunger Strikes in Desperate Bid for Case Reviews

Five Political Prisoners in Iran on Life-Threatening Hunger Strikes in Desperate Bid for Case Reviews The lives of at least three imprisoned civil rights activists in Iran are perilously in danger after suffering health complications from weeks on hunger strike, while another has sewn his lips shut, but judicial authorities have yet to respond to their demands, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.  Saeed Shirzad, Arash […]... read more
May 2, 2016

Imprisoned Teacher Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Years Behind Bars for Peaceful Union Activities

Imprisoned Teacher Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Years Behind Bars for Peaceful Union Activities Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi, a teacher and activist who was sentenced to five years in prison and an additional four-year suspended prison sentence during a trial that lasted less than eight minutes, has been on hunger strike since April 20, 2016 in Tehran’s Evin Prison to protest “the tyrannical sentence issued by the Revolutionary Court,” a […]... read more