Sunday, July 21, 2019 04:18

Iranian dervishes

Jailed dervishes continue hunger strike

Iranian dervishes imprisoned in Evin, Rejaishahr, Nezam Shiraz and Central Bandar Abbas Prisons continue to refuse food to protest the authorities’ failure to provide them with adequate medical treatment. » read more

Jailed activist refuses food in bid to help dervishes

Jailed Iranian blogger and activist Kasra Nouri has begun a hunger strike in jail to protest the authorities’ refusal to address the demands of jailed dervishes and also to protest the continued neglect of their medical needs. » read more

Dervishes end hunger strike after 90 days

The two Iranian dervishes have ended their hunger strike after 90 days because their demands were met. » read more

Iran’s Nobel laureate shines light on dervishes’ plight

Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran to highlight the plight of jailed dervishes in Iran, who have been on hunger strike to protest their mistreatment by the Iranian judiciary. » read more

Journalist sent to jail to serve out sentence

Iranian journalist Alireza Roshan has been taken to jail to serve out a five-year sentence for “assembly and collusion aimed at disturbing national security.” » read more