Atena Daemi goes on hunger strike in defence of her sistersPublished by International Liberty Association on April 10, 2017
She has started the hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest the prison sentences issued for her sisters, Ensieh and Hanieh Daemi who were harassed by the guards at the scene of her forceful arrest.
In her letter, she has described the scene when she was violently arrested at home by security forces and explains the spurious charges raised against her and her sisters. She concludes the letter be emphasising her determination and says: “Until I reach my demands, I will not change my mind on this hunger strike. And the warden of Evin, the IRGC and the Prosecutor’s Office will have to account for whatever happens to me. I will defend my sisters’ rights as long as I have any bit of energy. I will not allow security agencies trample their own laws and manipulate our families as a tool to psychologically torture us and create an atmosphere of terror in society. I am prepared to die but will never become a slave of oppression.”