Iran: Concerns rising over the lives of hunger striking political prisoners

The authorities in Rajaie Shahr Prison declared that they had identified 14 people who allegedly inciting riots in prison.

The 14 prisoners were beaten up and threatened to exile to remote locations. Loghman and Zanyar Moradi, Hushang Rezayi and Saeid Shirzad are amongst the 14.

On Sunday, July 30, 53 political prisoners were attacked in ward 4 in hall 1 and transferred to hall 10 where equipped with 40 closed-circuit cameras and 64 listening devices to prevent any reports of this development leaking outside of the prison.

The transferred prisoners have launched a hunger strike protesting the authorities’ pressures and conspiracies threatening their lives, health and security.

Six political prisoners identified as Reza Akbari Monfared, Saeid Masuri, Abolghasem Fuladvand, Hassan Sadeghi, Jafar Eghdami and Shahin Zoghi have been currently held in solitary confinement.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a warning regarding the lives of 53 political prisoners in this Prison expressing grave concern over the health and security of political prisoners on hunger strike.

The NCRI also called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran to establish a fact-finding mission to see into this situation.

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