Political prisoner goes on hunger strike in protest to being charged with “acting against national security”
On February 1, at least seven civil rights activists were arrested in different cities during a coordinated operation by security systems. They were all transferred to Evin Prison. Despite the passing of nine days, some detainees are still deprived of the right to make phone calls, visits and access to lawyers and are held in temporary custody.
According to reports, one of detained activists, Nader Afshari, has been charged with acting against national security, without any mention on why he was charged. He started a hunger strike on February 5 in protest to his arrest. He is currently being held at Section 209 in Evin Prison which is under the control of the Ministry of Intelligence.