Ali Ajami, a 23 year old student activist has been on hunger strike for 6 days now along with 5 other political prisoners in Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj. He was arrested in February 2010 at his parents village near Sabzevar. During his arrest the regimes thugs violently attacked his family. After spending months in… Continue reading Student Ali Ajami on hunger strike
The Guardian – Four Iranians, including a 17-year-old boy, are on hunger strike and have sewn their lips together with fishing wire in protest at plans by the British government to send them back to Tehran. The men, who are among six protesters to have not eaten for 16 days, say they were beaten, tortured… Continue reading Iranian hunger strikers sew their lips together in protest at UK deportation
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today that the Iranian Judiciary must immediately release labor activist Reza Shahabi, who is currently on a dry hunger strike. Reza Shahabi is a prisoner of conscience and member of the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) who has been… Continue reading Iranian Trade Unionist on Dry Hunger Strike, Grave Concerns for his Health
Hands Off the People of Iran demands immediate release of seventeen prisoners who have been on hunger strike over the last two weeks. The prisoners are student leaders such as Majid Tavakoli, journalists, trade unionists and human rights activists, The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran wrote: “These prisoners have committed no crimes and… Continue reading Seventeen prisoners on hunger strike
Hands Off the People celebrates the fact that Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi has been released from prison after more than two months. For the last week, he has been on hunger strike to protest against the conditions in the notorious Evin prison that he and his fellow prison mates had to endure. He was… Continue reading Jafar Panahi released on bail – but the struggle continues!
Ben Lewis reports on the campaign to free the outspoken film maker imprisoned by the Iranian regime Activists in Hands Off the People of Iran have been informed that Jafar Panahi, the internationally acclaimed film maker who has been incarcerated for over two months, has begun a hunger strike in Evin prison. This is the… Continue reading Panahi stages hunger strike