The health of hunger striking prisoners deteriorating rapidlyPublished by International Liberty Association on September 1, 2017
The prisoners on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison of Rajai Shahr, west of the capital Tehran, are suffering from serious loss of blood pressure and other serious physical problems on the 33rd day of their hunger strike.
A number of hunger striking prisoners who met with their families on Wednesday, 30 August 2017, were reported to be in serious condition and unable to stand up.
Prisoner of conscience, Abolghasem Fouladvand, was denied meeting his family, and his friends told their families that he is also in serious physical condition.
Meanwhile on Wednesday 30 August, Mr Gérard Deprez MEP the Chair of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) in the European Parliament, sent an open letter to the hunger striking prisoners in Iran expressing the “highest regards” of nearly 300 MEPs who support FOFI and its aims and said: “By your brave resistance you have shown the world the nature of this religious dictatorship.”
After praising their courage and determination and highlighting the international support they have got, Mr Deprez urged the hunger striking prisoners not to continue their hunger strike in the second month and said: “We promise to fully support your legitimate demands. We need you to get well soon and have enough energy, so you can continue your fight and campaign for freedom much better than before.”