Monday, September 8, 2008

Iran: Political prisoners continue their hunger strike

AKI: "Tehran, 8 Sept. (AKI) - Fifty-four political prisoners are continuing their two-week long hunger strike in five different prisons across the country.

The prisoners are demanding the abolition of the death penalty for so-called intellectual and political crimes, and trials in open court, attended by defendants and their lawyers.

Four of the prisoners have been sentenced to death, and most are ethnic Kurds.

Award-winning journalist Adnan Hassanpour, who has been sentenced to death in two separate trials, is taking part in the hunger strike.

He is to be given a re-trial, his lawyer announced last week."

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1 comment:

Shiro_Khorshid said...

Please find below a petition I have prepared in support of Kurdish political prisoners who are currently on a hunger strike in Iranain prisons.

Sayeh Hassan