Alarm to all Human rights organizations

19, Bahman 1385

February 8, 2007

Mr. Nasser Kheirollahi, Iranian political activist, who is currently serving his third year in Iran's Rejaayee Shahr prison, has started a hunger strike protesting the inhumane conditions of the prison and lack of  timely and adequate response from authorities regarding his case.
According to Mr. Kheirollahi’s wife, he has started his hunger strike since 32 days ago and has stopped drinking water for the last few days.  Rejaaee Shahr prison officials have transferred Mr. Kheirollahi to the quarantine section of the prison, even though last September another political prisoner, Valiollah Feiz Mahdavi, lost his life following a similar hunger strike and due to lack of  attention by prison officials.

As the result of Mr. Kheirollahi’s deteriorating conditions, his wife is now asking for the attention and intervention of Human Rights group. Mr. Nasser Kheirollahi, an independent political prisoner, was arrested 3 years ago for alleged activities against the IRI security and contact with foreigners, and then sentences to 180 days in an isolated prison cell in Evin prison.  He was next transferred to the Rajaaee Shahr prison, later transferred to city of Isfahan prison, and about 40 days ago, again transferred to the Rejaayee Shahr prison.

Even though Mr. Kheirollahi is spending his 3rd year in prison, there are no official court decisions or verdicts and his case is unattended and undecided.

It must be noted that during the last 6 months, 2 Iranain political prisoners, Akbar Mohammadi and  Valiollah Feiz Mahdavi have lost their lives as a result of hunger strikes.

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