IRAN WATCH CANADA

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Focus on political prisoners in Iran.Iranian political prisoners to UN General Secretary:"We will hold unlimited hunger strike starting May 22nd.


A group of well known political prisoners in Iran issued and signed a letter to UN general secretary !

Since the Islamic Republic's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ali Akbar Salehi demanded from UN general secretary to investigate about the events in Bahrain , the political prisoners in Iran also requested from UN general secretary for an investigation on prison condition and prisoners situation in Iran. The political prisoners in Iran in their letter wrote: "The same style the people of Bahrain were suppressed and imprisoned ,same way Iranian protesters were suppressed and imprisoned."

Some of these political prisoners who are spending time in "Gohar Dasht " prison in the city of Karaj asked from UN gerneral secretary to send its special envoy to observe the political prisoners and human rights situation and prison condition. They also have indicated that they will start their unlimited hunger strike from the coming may 22 ,2011.

The political prisoners have added that; while the Islamic Republic officials in Iran talk about the rights of people in other countries but in contrary they suppress and violate the rights of its own citizens in Iran.


The signatories are:

Mansour Osanlou

Rasoul Badaghi

majid Tavakoli

Eisa Saharkheiz

Keyvan Samimi

Heshmatolah Tabarzadi

Mehdi Mahmoudian

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