Iran: Arash Sadeghi's Father Stages Hunger Strike to Support His Son

NCRI - Hossein Sadeghi, father of political prisoner Arash Sadeghi, staged hunger strike to support his son. Mr. Sadeghi said: “My son Arash in his 67th day of hunger strike is experiencing moment to moment struggle with death. On Monday, December 26, Arash was urgently transferred to Taleghani hospital in Tehran due to his deteriorating health condition and underwent medical examination. The hospital’s doctors said my son was in extremely dire health condition and in a written report warned about my son’s «dangerous heart condition and risk of cardiac arrest, and danger of coma and even death».”

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Highlighting the ongoing violations of Human Rights in Iran, Dr. Ali Safavi a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and president of the Near East Policy Research wrote an article in ‘The Hill’ on December 30, the following is the full text:

Nearly a year after the implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the ensuing fanfare regarding the possibility of an age of reform within a feeble theocracy, Tehran’s behavior has taken a turn for the worse. The most tangible evidence of this can be seen in its treatment of the Iranian people.

Iran: Arash Sadeghi's Health Deterioration in the Sixty-Eighth Day of Hunger Strike

NCRI - International Demand for the release of political prisoner "Arash Sadeghi" made the first topic in twitter worldwide trending today.

Political prisoner, Arash Sadeghi is in the sixty-eighth day of his hunger strike his physical condition has been reported as "very grave”.

Online Conference Highlights Untold Stories of Aleppo

NCRI - Individuals from Aleppo, Syria, held an online Q&A using social media to highlight the situation in Aleppo. The sponsor for this event was The panelists included Dr. Zaher Sahoul, a Syrian American physician, past president of SAMS and founder of American Relief Coalition for Syria; Abdulkari Alhamdo, an English teacher and activist; and Bana Alabed and Fatemah, a 7-year-old girl who tweeted about the harrowing situation in Aleppo and her mother.

Iran: Critical Health Condition of a Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

NCRI - The latest news about Arash Sadeghi on the 66th day of hunger strike; the danger of stroke and coma

The political prisoner of ward 8, Arash Sadeghi was transferred to the infirmary last night due to hypotension (60 over 80), heart palpitations, asthma and coughing up blood. They connected the oxygen mask and its source to him and returned him to the ward.

Iran: Political Prisoners' Message Supporting Saeed Shirzad on Hunger Strike

NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Hall 12 of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj have sent a message to support the political prisoner Saeed Shirzad who has been on hunger strike after sewing his lips since December 7 to protest mistreatment and violation of prisoners’ rights by the authorities and to demand his rights. The following is their message:

Iran: Public Flogging Sentence

NCRI - According to eyewitnesses, on December 28th, flogging punishment of a young man charged with theft, and whose identity is unrevealed, has been carried out in public in the city of Iranshahr – South Eastern Iran.

It is worth noting that the United Nations earlier had announced that flogging in Iran is inhumane, cruel, degrading and contrary to international law.

Iran: Critical Health Condition of a Political Prisoner

NCRI - While the health condition of political prisoner, Arash Sadeghi deteriorates after 64 days of hunger strike, Iranians launched a Twitter storm in the social media to support him.

On Saturday, December 26, Arash Sadeghi was transferred from Evin prison to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran after his health condition deteriorated due to palpitation, shortness of breath, severe drop in blood pressure, nausea, and coughing up a large amount of blood clots. He has so far lost over 19 kg due to the hunger strike and according to doctors he is in critical health condition and must receive immediate medical care.

Call on Human Rights Organizations for Immediate Release of Political Prisoners in Iran

NCRI - A political prisoner in Iran in a letter described the horrible condition of the prison and the suffering and injustice he endured by the hands of henchmen and agents of the repressive regime ruling Iran. He urged human rights organizations and activists to take action to release all political prisoners in Iran.

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