Hunger Strike of a Political Prisoner in the Southwestern Part of Iran

A political prisoner has been on hunger strike since Monday morning on July 24th to protest pressures on him by the prison officials.

Changiz Ghadam Kheiri, political prisoner in Masjed Soleiman prison in the Khouzestan province (Southwestern Iran), despite the prison physicians’ certifying that he needed a surgery and his deteriorating situation, has been deprived from receiving medical services with the intervention of Ministry of Intelligence.

In protest to the Ministry of Intelligence obstruction for sending him on medical leave, and his inadequate situation in prison, has gone on hunger strike since Monday July 24.

Changiz Ghadam Kheiri who was wounded at the time of his arrest, despite the passage of more than five years from the time of his arrest, still has shrapnel in his body and has been kept in poor sanitary conditions.

While he does not use any tobacco, he is kept in section 1, where addicts are kept.

According to reports, the request of the prisoner to transfer him to another section has been denied by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence.

Changiz Ghadam Kheiri, born in 1988, was arrested in 2011 and transferred to Sanandaj central prison. After two years, he was exiled to Masjed Soleiman prison.

This prisoners was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for a six-month membership in one of the Kurdish parties by a regime’s court in Sanandaj.

It is worth mentioning that after the arrest of Changiz Ghadam Kheiri, his family was informed about the arrest and wounding of the prisoner only after a few months of having no news about him.

Source » ncr-iran

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