A Kurdish Political Prisoner Has Started Hunger Strike, Iran

 Monday, March 30, 2015 8:30:47 AM

Changiz Ghadam, who is kept in Masjed Soleyman prison, has begun a hunger strike due to protest against the officials’ inhuman behavior and lack of health treatment on 29 March 2015.

He has been apparently refused the rights of visit his family while they had went to the prison to meet him that prison officials prevented them to meet their loved one, whereas, Changiz was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment by Revolutionary Court of Iran.

The Kurdish prisoner has been arrested with along Fardin Faraji, Mohammad-Husain Rezaei and Ayoub Asadi on the charge of Moharebeh and participating in the conflict with Revolutionary Guards in one of the villages of Sanandaj city on 2011.

He is suffering from chronic infectious disease, ague, headache, dizziness and poor eyesight due to excruciating prison life according to the reports received by the Campaign in Defense of Civil and Political Prisoners.

They had been taken to the Intelligence Service detentions few months because of the partnership in one of the Kurdish party, ultimately transferred to Central Sanandaj prison.

On 11 August 2012, the inmates have been convicted to prison on the charge of Moharebeh at the first branch of Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj which chaired by Judge Babaei which was informed them in the prison on 19 Sept 2012.

They have been respectively sentenced to imprisonment, Mohammad-Husain Rezaei 45 years imprisonment and exile to Minab prison, Changiz Ghadam Kheir 40 years imprisonment and exile to Masjed Soleyman, Fardin Faraji 30 years imprisonment and exile to Tabas prison and Ayoub Asadi 20 years imprisonment and exile to Kashmar prison, however, they had lived in the Kurdish region of Iran in the west of Iran.

by : Kaveh Taheri