Dec 7, Tehran: Saeed Shirzad began an indefinite hunger strike at notorious Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj today by sewing his mouth to protest wardens’ misbehaviors, BCR Group has learned.
He has gone on hunger strike to protest for basic rights of the prisoners of conscience which their rights has been ignored by prisons authorities. The prisoners are deprived of medical care and serving their prison term with no safety.
The hunger striking activist has come out in support of political prisoners in Iran prisons by writing a letter to wardens that “insulting to the political prisoners families by officials”, “arrest of the prisoners families in the prison visit rooms”, “prevention of hospitalizing the illness prisoners”, “beating the prisoners”, “forced transfer of prisoners to court”, “irresponsibility to hunger striking prisoners”, and “closing the wards’ windows whereupon the prisoners do not have fresh air” causing the launch of hunger strike, confirms HRANA.
Saeed Shirzad, 27 year old political activist and member of the Society for the Defense of Child Laborers, has been kept at prison since June 8, 2014. He was held in the solitary confinement cells of Ward 209 at Evin prison with no rights to visit his family or having lawyer.
The political activist was sentenced to five years in prison at Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran on September 12, 2015, chaired by Judge Salavati, for alleged charges of “assembly and collusion against national security”, the verdict was delivered to the lawyer on September 16, 2015.