#Human Rights
Ahmed Shaheed, UN, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ban ki-Moon, EU, European Parliament, State Department

ULY 18, 2013--HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Amin Agushi’s offspring said her father has started hunger-strike.

Sadra Agushi, the daughter of Mohammad Amin Agooshi the political prisoner in Zahedan central prison, informed HRANA in a call that: “Since 14 days ago we have no news from my father and because of the long distance with Zahedan we are unable to find out any new information of my father’s condition.”

She mentioned that she called prison authorities many times and no one answered her and said “I told them you are talking about human rights always, so why do you violate our rights? Today my father is on hunger-strike for 14th day, he has not contacted us and we do not know, is he even still alive?”

Sadra Agooshi explained to HRANA how they have been informed about her father's hunger-strike that “One of my father’s cellmates -Anonymous name- told my sister in a call and said that since a few days ago they have no news from my father.”

Mohammad Amin Agushi who is from Piranshahr was arrested in 2007 with Iraj Mohammadi and Ahmad Pouladkhani on charge of espionage for Kurdistan Regional Government -KRG- and enmity against God through the subversive groups.

He was transferred to Oroumiyeh prison after more than seven months of being in solitary confinement and was sentenced to death by firing squad. His sentence was later commuted to ten years in prison in exile in Zahedan prison.

The issued verdict confirmed by branch 31 of supreme court but the dossier opened again and processed once again in branch 1 of military court, then he and the other two accused ones were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and exile to Zahedan prison.

We, the undersigned, demand that the international community immediately bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to honor its legal obligations under both international human rights covenants to which it is a signatory state, as well as its own constitution.

This means immediately and unconditionally releasing Mr. Agushi and all other political prisoners in Iran, vacating their illegal prison sentences and providing all necessary medical care required for their recovery from any abuse, medical neglect or hunger strikes protesting their prison conditions.

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The Free Iranian Kurdish Teacher Mohammad Amin Agushi, On Hunger Strike petition to Ahmed Shaheed, UN, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ban ki-Moon, EU, European Parliament, State Department was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.