NCRI - In several cities across Iran, political prisoners expressed their solidarity with the Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike in the prison of Orumieh (capital of the province of West Azerbaijan, situated in north western Iran).
According to reports, in solidarity with them, political prisoners held in other cities have also begun a hunger strike.
Some 12 million Iranians are living in poverty according to a senior official of the Iranian regime. This is their first public admission to extensive hunger in the oil rich country.
The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs said poverty is assessed based on the three indices of revenue, appropriate health and education services, reported the state-run Mehr news agency on December 5.