Saeed Shirzad

January 19, 2017

Saeed Shirzad Ends Hunger Strike After Officials Pledge to End Rights Abuses at Rajaee Shahr Prison

Saeed Shirzad Ends Hunger Strike After Officials Pledge to End Rights Abuses at Rajaee Shahr Prison An informed source close to imprisoned civil rights activist Saeed Shirzad said Shirzad ended his hunger strike after 39 days when “Judiciary and Rajaee Shahr Prison officials met with him and gave assurances” about ending the abuse of prisoners—Shirzad’s main demand. “On Saturday (January 14, 2017), [Rajaee Shahr] Prison’s supervising judge and the prosecutor’s representative came […]... read more
January 14, 2017

Listen to Ailing Political Prisoner Saeed Shirzad “Before It’s Too Late,” Warns Lawyer

Listen to Ailing Political Prisoner Saeed Shirzad “Before It’s Too Late,” Warns Lawyer The lawyer of political prisoner Saeed Shirzad, who was hospitalized on January 12, 2017 after more than one month on hunger strike with his lips sewn shut, has warned that his client won’t give up until his demands are met. “Saeed Shirzad is in a dangerous and worrying condition,” Amirsalar Davoodi told the Campaign for […]... read more
January 12, 2017

Activist Saeed Shirzad on Hunger Strike Against Poor Prison Conditions Hospitalized

Activist Saeed Shirzad on Hunger Strike Against Poor Prison Conditions Hospitalized Imprisoned civil rights activist Saeed Shirzad, who was on hunger strike for more than a month at Rajaee Shahr Prison, was rushed to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran on January 12, 2017 after his blood pressure dropped to dangerously low levels, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. On January 10 […]... read more
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
December 1, 2015

Imprisoned Children’s Rights Activist Denied Bail

Imprisoned Children’s Rights Activist Denied Bail Saeed Shirzad, a children’s rights activist sentenced to five years in prison, has been denied bail during the appeal process, a source close to his case told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  The source clarified that the request to appeal Shirzad’s sentence was handed to the Judiciary within a few days after […]... read more