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Iran: Four People Arrested for Supporting Prisoners on Hunger Strike

NCRI - According to reports, the Iranian regime’s intelligence agents and security forces arrested four people on charges of launching demonstration in support of political prisoners on hunger strike in Tabriz prison.

The names of the arrestees are: Ghadrollah Yousefi, Hassan Ayoubi, Asghar Tarafi, and Hadad Bodaghi.

Earlier, a number of political prisoners in Tabriz prison staged hunger strike to protest against beating and ill-treatment by the prison officials and regime’s refusal to release them. These prisoners include Hossein Ali-Mohammadi who staged an indefinite hunger strike on Tuesday November 1 and Rassoul Razavi who began a hunger strike on Tuesday October 4 and is now in his 32nd day of the strike.

In addition, Morteza Raadpour has also been on hunger strike since October 25 to protest prison officials rejecting his release. This political prisoner is now in his 10th day of hunger strike.

 

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