- Ahmed Shaheed, UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty, HRW, EU members
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* UPDATE 2013 -11-19
Kurdish Political Prisoner Stages Hunger Strike
by PDKI | on November 19, 2013
A Kurdish political prisoner by the name of Ali Moradi has begun a hunger strike because he will be transferred from Minab prison to a prison in Bander Abbas.
Ali Moradi has spent the last ten years in prison on charges of being a member of a Kurdish political party. Agents of Iran’s intelligence agency arrested him 11 years ago in the Kani Dinar district of Mariwan. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court in Mariwan sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
Witnesses state that he has staged a hunger strike in protest against the poor conditions he will face if he is moved to the prison in Bander Abbas.
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Iranian-Kurdish Prisoner on hunger strike
Ali Moradi, an Iranian-Kurdish prisoner, has sewn his lips together as part of a hunger strike he’s been on since April 4 in Bandar Abbas Prison in southern Iran, Moradi’s family reports.
Zamaneh has been informed that Moradi began his hunger strike to protest his “illegal transfer” to Bandar Abbas Prison from Minab.
The report indicates that Moradi has been transferred to solitary confinement and is in “critical condition.”
Moradi was arrested in 2004 in a Kurdish village near Marivan and sentenced to 30 years in jail and exile to Minab Prison for the charge of “enmity against God” due to his membership in a Kurdish dissident group.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has quoted a local source saying that last February, Moradi reportedly spoke to one of the national prison inspectors and reported shortcomings in the medical and hygienic facilities of the prison.
According to the Campaign report, Moradi was beaten in prison following his talk with the inspector and transferred to solitary confinement. After 15 days, in a reportedly illegal procedure, he was then exiled to Bandar Abbas Prison.
It is said that Moradi and several of his inmates have protested on numerous occasions for being held in the general section of the prison rather than in a special ward for political prisoners.
SOURCE : Radio Zamaneh
Immediate & Unconditional Release of Ali Moradi
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