Iran: Inmate on Hunger Strike at Rajaie Shahr Prison
In protest to the decision of Rajaie Shahr prison’s observing judge as not to endorse a leave for Ali Ashraf Parvaneh, serving for 18 years, he went on hunger strike on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Mr. Parvaneh was arrested in 1999 on charge of armed robbery. He was first condemned to death and then it changed to 29.5 years imprisonment.
He said about his charge: “I didn’t use any gun in the robbery. Because we live in Kurdish regions and everybody keeps a gun at his house, when I was detained they found my gun and then the agents changed my case to armed robbery.”