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Hunger strikers defy threats of execution

Twenty-seven political prisoners in Ward 12 of Urumieh Central Prison are continuing their hunger strike to protest their mistreatment by prison authorities. One of the prisoners, Alireza Rasouli, is reportedly in grave health. His hunger strike has now reached 25 days. » read more

Activist Qavami refuses food to protest undetermined legal state

Goncheh Qavami, the Iranian activist jailed after trying to enter a stadium to watch a volleyball game with a group of other women, has begun a hunger strike, according to her brother. » read more

Two female prisoners in legal limbo intensify hunger strike

Ghoncheh Qavami and Atena Faghdani, two Iranian political prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the past 11 days, are now also refusing water. » read more

Dervishes’ lawyer on hunger strike passes out in jail

Mostafa Daneshjoo, one of the lawyers who were jailed while representing Gonabadi dervishes, briefly lost consciousness in Evin Prison today, September 26, after 25 days on a hunger strike. » read more

Health plummets for jailed dervishes on hunger strike

Two of the jailed Iranian dervishes on hunger strike are reportedly in a state of critical health. The Majzooban-e Noor website reports that Kasra Nouri. on the fourteenth day of his hunger strike in Shiraz Nezam Prison, is now experiencing “impaired speech and physical weakness.” » read more

Jailed dervishes set terms for ending hunger strike

The nine jailed Gonabadi dervishes who have begun a hunger strike have issued a statement to announce their demands. » read more

Imprisoned dervishes begin hunger strike

Nine Gonabadi dervishes in Tehran’s Evin Prison and Shiraz’s Nezam Prison have begun a hunger strike to protest their illegal treatment by prison officials. » read more

Prosecutor agrees to jailed activist’s demands

Jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi has ended his 50-day hunger strike after the Tehran Prosecutor agreed to his demands.

Reports indicate that one of prosecutor’s deputies, Mehdi Khodabakhshi, visited Shahabi in hospital on Sunday July 20 and accepted his demands for ending his strike. » read more

Ailing jailed activist transferred to hospital

Mohammad Saleh Khazali, the son of Iranian political activist Mehdi Khazali, says his father’s health has deteriorated so severely in prison that he has been transferred to hospital. » read more

Heath of political prisoner on hunger strike in decline

Family of political prisoner Ayat Mehralibegloo are expressing grave concern regarding his health after nine days of hunger strike. » read more