Latest News From Urumiyeh Prison Regarding the Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political Prisoners

The hunger strike of Kurdish Political Prisoners has reached its 39th day, and the physical condition of those on hunger strike has deteriorated greatly. Number of prisoners on hunger strike, who have been on strike for the past 24 days in Urumiye Prison are suffering from serious infections and skin problems.

The following prisoners Ehsan Topaz, Mostafa Ali Ahmad, Balal Chiligar, Jomhur Ozgoch, Yousef Atsaz, Ali Ahmad Soleyman, Morad Diyar, have been denied the right to see their lawyers and have been in solitary confinement for the past 14 days.

Also the physical condition of five (5) prisoners from the group “Ahle Hagh” who joined the hunger strike 2 weeks ago in Urumiyeh Prison has deteriorated significantly. The names of these prisoners are Sohand Ali Mohammadi, Bakhsh Ali Mohammadi, Abdollah Ghasemzadeh, Mehdi Ghasemzadeh and Younes Taghayan.

Finally it has been reported that in the Saghz Prison they physical condition of one prisoner in particular, Mr. Khalil Mostafa Rajab has deteriorated greatly.

Committee for the Support of Hunger Strike for Kurdish Political Prisoners
October 2nd 2008


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