Iran: Political prisoner went on hunger strike

Political prisoner Khaled Heradani went on a two-day hunger strike protesting to not releasing Shahram Pour Mansouri and Rasoul Heradani.

He has issued a statement and sent a copy to Ms. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, saying, “Rasoul Heradani and Shahram Pour Mansouri must be released on August 21, meaning 15 years after their arrest, according to an official statement published in state newspapers. I will go on hunger strike on April 4 and 5 protesting the unlawful continued torture and detention of Heradani and Pour Mansouri. Under international law they were considered juveniles when arrested and have endured severe tortures, exiled and faced with fabricated charges during their imprisonment. It is worth noting that protests will continue until their release.”

It is noteworthy that NCRI released a report on April 6th about Ebrahim Firouzi’s hunger strike in Gohardasht Prison, west of Tehran, supporting the release of the two.

“My name is Ebrahim Firouzi and I am a political prisoner that has confirmed the injustice committed against political prisoners Rasoul Hardani and Shahram Pourmansouri by the brutal regime in Iran. I support these innocent prisoners according to my religious teachings,” the NCRI report reads.

Ebrahim Firouzi, 32, has been arrested three times, and put on trial for converting to Christianity and staging religious sessions.

He was last arrested in September 2013 and sentenced to five years behind bars for launching dissident groups aimed at disrupting public order. He was convicted despite refusing to accept all his alleged charges and the ruling was upheld based on his previous cases.

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