Political prisoners' hunger strike - Number 6

Political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in Karaj called on their fellow citizens to declare their solidarity with their justice seeking move and asked them to help them in standing up against abuses and law breakings in religious despotism ruling Iran. The prisoners, who are now on their 30th day of hunger strike, urged all international human rights bodies and organizations to visit all political prisoners and striking prisoners to work toward securing their rights.

"Close to four decades of repression and aggression and violations of our human rights has been going on," said the strikers in the statement. Right now, we and some of our cellmate brothers in prison over the age of 70 are witnessing a clear violation of the rights of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners and of the tyranny of the officials and heads of the judiciary, the intelligence and the guards of this regime. We defenceless prisoners by embracing the most dangerous attitudes of the agents, and torture during the transition to solitary confinement, with resistance and steadfastness, have gone on hunger strike and we are all united in this legitimate move."

The strikers in Hall 10 of Section 4 of Gohardasht Prison, who are in critical condition, in exposing the thugs who committed this conspiracy and a criminal plot against the lives of political prisoners, write: "Those who have looted and plundered the minimum living requirements of us, the prisoners, who have paid and purchased them at our own cost, were agents such as the terrorist guard Mohammad Mardani, the head of the Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, known as Rajai Shahr, Ghobadi, the deputy of the prison, Major Zolfali, the commander of the repressive prison guard, Yusef Mardi, the head of the Intelligence protection and Bagheri, head of the department, as well as Azimi, deputy of the Intelligence Protection of the IRGC in the prison, who must be held accountable for these crimes in international and people’s courts along with their commanders and enablers.”

Political prisoner, Shahin Zoghi Tabar, a political prisoner on hunger strike, also emphasized in a released letter: "I and the other political prisoners will continue our hunger strike until the last drop of our blood and until our demands are accepted. Future generations will give as an example the mullahs' regime as criminal in history. A regime that has massacred thousands in the 1980s, especially in 1988, and for years has been dealing with ordinary prisoners like a slave and continues to repress people for its own survival."

Ardebil political prisoners, in solidarity with striking prisoners in Gohardasht, announced a week-long hunger strike. Ali Moezzi, a political prisoner in Tehran's Great Prison, and Arash Sadeqi, a prisoner at Evin Prison Ward 350, also supported striking prisoners in Gohardasht in statements.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 28, 2017

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