The Committee for the Support of Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political and Social Prisoners
Complete Report of the 21st day of the Hunger Strike of the Kurdish Prisoners
Pressure on Farzad Kamangar’s Family:
Farzad Kamangar who is currently in section 206 of the Evin Prison is being subjected to daily interrogations. His immediate family in particular his mother and brother have also been subjected to a great amount of pressure from the Ministry of Intelligence. His brother has also been threatened with being arrested.
Mr. Kamangar’s lawyer has also been warned against speaking out about his file. The goal of the Ministry of Intelligence is to force Mr. Kamangar to ask for a pardon.
Deterioration of the Physical Health of Sabah Nasri and Hedayat Gazali
According to the latest news from the Evin Prison the health conditions of Mr. Sabah Nasri and Hedayat Gazali who joined the strikes on the very first day of the strike has deteriorated immensely in the past few days. The Committee for the Support of Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political Prisoners and Social Prisoners is extremely concerned about the health of these two student prisoners and asks all freedom loving people to support and help their case.
Five Ideological Prisoners From Ahle Hagh Group have joined the Hunger Strike
According to news received from the Urumiye Prison, due to the transfer of 9 political prisoners on hunger strike being transferred to solitary confinement, today 5 ideological prisoners from Ahle Hagh Group joined the hunger strike of the Kurdish Political Prisoners in solitary with them. These individuals are:
1. Mehdi Ghasemzadeh- Sentenced to death
2. Abdollah Ghasemzadeh
3. Sahand Ali Mohammadi
4. Baksh Ali Mohammadi
5. Yunes Aghajan
The above mentioned prisoners have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms between 15-20 years.
Ahmad Tapez’s Deteriorating Health Condition
According to news received from Urumiyeh Prison’s health is in a very bad state. Mr. Tapez who suffers from a spinal cord illness is extremely ill and the 21 days of hunger strike has made his health situation much worse.
A New Student Committee has Been Created to Support the Hunger Strike of the Kurdish Political Prisoners:
Numerous student activists have started a committee with the goal of supporting the hunger strike of the Kurdish prisoners.
Published by The Committee for the Support of Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political and Social Prisoners
Translated by: Sayeh Hassan
Note: I recieved the Farsi news press today and would be happy to send a copy to anyone who may be interested in the Farsi version.