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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Political prisoners in Iran are planning major hunger strike!




Political prisoners at "Rejaei Shahr" (Gohardasht)prison are planning to begin major hunger strike .


A group of wellknown political prisoners at "Rejaei Shahr " (Gohardasht )prison who had started their on and off strike since April 21 ,2011 in protest to prison and prisoners condition and violation of their rights, announced they are going to start their major hunger strike from May 23rd. According to "Jaras" website ,the prisoners have decided to continue their strike upto June 12 the 3rd anniversary of presidential election coup.
Background:At first 11 prisoners started the hunger strike ,then other prisoners joined the strike. Those who started the hunger strike are: Mansour Osanlou, Rasoul Badaghi, Eisa Saharkheiz , Heshmat Tabarzadi, Mehdi Mahmoudian, Keivan Samimi, Reza Rafiei, Jafar Eghdami, Ali Ajami, Majid Tavakoli, Behrouz Javid Tehrani, Reza Sharifi Boukani,Khaled Hardani, and ...

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