Iran: Ayoub Asadi is on Hunger Strike for 21 Days

 Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:33:53 AM

Ayoub Asadi


Ayoub Asadi, the Kurdish political prisoner locked up in Kashmar prison (in the Razavi Khorasan province, northeastern Iran), has been on hunger strike for 21 days protesting against the failure to grant his basic rights, rights groups said.

Ayoub was refused medical treatment and sick leave, HRANA reported. The Kurdish citizen started a hunger strike on June 5, 2016 to protest against all persecution that he has been undergone through his "unjust 20 years imprisonment verdict". He hasn't had phone call with his family for a long time and due to the long distance his family are worried about their ill son on hunger strike.

He suffers from asthma, lumbar disc and bowel disorder, the right group said.

In 2012, Branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced Ayoub to 20 years exile in Kashmar prison, 1335 km far away from his hometown of Kamyaran, on vague charges of "Moharebeh (enmity against God)" through a partnership with Kurdish opposition parties.

IRGC officers arrested Ayoub in one of the villages of Sanandaj in 2011.

Ayoub was never connected with any political parties. Ayoub was a taxi driver who had dropped off several passengers at their requested location when he was suddenly arrested along with the passengers by the IRGC, Persian2English said.