Rasoul Hardani Started a Hunger Strike

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:15:35 PM

Rasoul Hardani has started a hunger strike to protest against the officials’ negligence of his medical treatment on 2 June 2015. He had clashed with prison’s officials according to the news due to his critical condition in the prison which led him to begin the hunger strike.

He suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that the Forensics doctors affirmed his intolerance to prison whereas Intelligence Service officials and persecutor of Tehran denied his demand for health release or freeness.

Rasoul Hardani, 30, had previously started a hunger strike about 40 days to ask officials what he is being charged with on 24 Nov 2014. “What is my crime? … Charge me or otherwise release me” Rasoul said.

He has been detained along with his brother on the charge of hijacking and disturbing to flight safety on 2001.  He was finally convicted to 22 years imprisonment.

Rasoul had written in the part of his hardship; “I was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for passing excruciating condition months in solitary confinement of Intelligence Service. Judge of branch 20 of Revolutionary Court had sneered and said; you will figure out after losing your teeth and hair in prison when I asked him what was my guilty? I had passed 15 years, the best days of youth in prison. Officials reject my pleading letter to asking for health release or freeness.”

By: Laleh Moazenzadeh

Translated: Kaveh Taheri