Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 11 Two more political prisoners have joined fellow prisoners in a hunger strike
inside one of Irans most notorious jails. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Sep. 11 Two more political prisoners have joined fellow prisoners in a hunger strike inside one of Irans most notorious jails.
Valliollah Feiz-Mohammadi and Hojjat Zamani started a hunger strike on Thursday, joining fellow prisoners Bina Darabzand and Behrooz Javid Tehrani. Together they have formed the Hunger Strike in Rajai-Shahr Prison Committee.
Two of the political prisoners, Zamani and Tehrani, had previously been transferred to and continue to be held at the dangerous and violent criminals ward of Rajai-Shahr Prison, where convicted murderers and rapists are held.
Hojjat Zamani, 29, has been imprisoned in Tehran since the year 2000 and was sentenced to death for being a member of the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK).
Darabzand, 46, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for demonstrating illegally outside the United Nations building in Tehran in August 2004. He had taken part in a protest by relatives of political prisoners, who were demanding UN intervention to stop torture of their loved ones in prison.
The hunger-strikers demands include the transfer of Zamani and Tehrani back to the political prisoners ward and for the human rights of all political prisoners to be respected.