According to news report from Azarmeh Assocation of Women of Kurdistan (Women of Azarmehr) Mr. Ehsan Fatahiyan has started a hunger strike as of Sunday afternoon (November 8th 2009) in protest of his death sentence which is set to be carried out on Wednesday November 11th 2009. Mr. Fatahiyan is currently in Ward 2 of the central Sanandaj Prison.
Number of other Kurdish political and social prisoners including Mr. Adnan Hassanpour, Mr. Anward Hossein Pnahani, Mr. Arsalan Avliyayi, Mr. Habibollah Latifi and Mr. Lotfollah Lotfollahpour have announced that if Mr. Fatahiyan is executed they will all go on a hunger strike and will not end the strike until death.
Committee of the Families of Kurdish Political Prisoners has announced in a statement that it is extremely concerned that Mr. Fatahiyan’s execution will only be the beginning and will be closely followed by execution of other Kurdish activists who are currently awaiting execution.
This Committee has sent a warning to the Regime indicating that if these executions are carried out they will organize nationwide protests which will overthrow the Islamic Regime.
Further a facebook page has been created by Mr. Reza Hiwa in support of Mr. Fatahiyan with frequent updates on his situation. A petition has been posted on this page, and I urge everyone to visit this page tonight and sign the petition, as we do not have a lot of time.
A prayer session was conducted today in Church of Solid Rock Ministry in Toronto, Canada today in support of Mr. Fatahiyan. Everyone in attendance prayed for Mr. Fatahiyan’s freedom, as well as the freedom of all political prisoners in Iran and other countries. Although I was not present, I find this to be a wonderful idea, and a great way of showing solidarity with political prisoners. I urge other places of worship to follow suit and organize such prayer sessions to raise awareness about the atrocities taking place under the Islamic Regime’s dictatorship.
Lastly Please contact the numbers listed below and ask them to pressure the Islamic Regime into stopping Mr. Fatahiyan’s execution. Please once again remember that we do not have much time, the execution is set to be carried out on Wednesday November 11th 2009.
Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: +41 22 917 90 00
Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (Middle East Office): +41 22 928 9153
Office of the United Nations in Britain: +44-20-74135500
Please keep on checking my blog for frequent update on Mr. Fatahiyans’ situation.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran