Sunday, December 28, 2008

Shahnaz Gholami the journalist and women's rights advocate started her hunger strike in Tabriz city prison!
Ms. Gholami was arrested on Sunday November 9, 2008 in the city of Tabriz. In protest to her prison condition( She has been kept in murderers, drug dealers and prostitute ward), she has started the hunger strike since December 19,2008.
Ms. Gholami is a journalist and manager of " Azarzan " ( Women of Azarbayjan) weblog. On September 23 this year she was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Tabriz city court of revolution. She was charged with " propagating against the Islamic system". She was released on bail and was waiting for superior review court result . In the past Ms. Shahnaz Gholami spent five years in prison (from 1989-1994). She also spent one month in detention in other occasion.
Like many other human rights advocates ,journalists, writers ....she is also not allowed to leave the country.


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