Jailed hunger strikers in deplorable condition in Iranian prisons


According to reports and human rights activists, five prisoners in Gohardasht Prison, 17 prisoners in Orumieh Prison and three prisoners in Yazd Prison are in very poor health because of going on hunger strikes for days in prison.

According to this report, a number of prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj by the names of Es-haq Surani, Hossein Karimi, Reza Jalali, Abas Yusefi and Mohammad Ansari have been on a hunger strike for more than 2 weeks in solitary cells known as the 'doghouse'. They are in a very poor health and their lives are in danger because of horrid prison conditions. This report concludes that prison official have not taken any heed of their condition.

According to other reports, 17 political prisoners in Orumieh Prison have also gone on hunger strike from last week in protest to the condition of prison, and the free and systematic distribution of drugs in prison and human rights sources have expressed concern for their condition. Three Kurd political prisoners who have been sentenced to serving their terms in Yazd Prison identified as Abdollah Qasem Zadeh, Bakhshali Mohammadi and Sahand Ali Mohammadi have gone on hunger strike in protest to the prison conditions and insulting treatment by prison guards and are in very critical condition


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