Saba Kord Afshari in Critical Health Condition Due to Hunger Strike

Saba Kord Afshari in Critical Health Condition Due to Hunger Strike

Published by on May 16, 2021

International Liberty Association: Women’s Rights Activist, Saba Kord Afshari, is in critical health condition due to hunger strike as she has started on 8 May this year.
ILA has previously reported that, women’s rights activist, Saba Kord Afshari went on hunger strike since 8 May to protest the increasing pressure on the families of political prisoners, including her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi, who is also in prison. She is demanding that her mother be released from Evin Prison.

The imprisoned women’s rights supporter asked her family members on last Saturday, 8 May, to announce that she had started a hunger strike and informed prison officials of her decision.

Saba Kord Afshari has several times suffered stomach ulcer bleeding. So, her hunger strike has caused serious concern about her health for her family. With the start of hunger strike, the women rights activist is suffering from severe stomach pain.

It should be mentioned that, Kord Afshari went on hunger strike to protest increasing pressure on her family and the families of other political and human rights activist prisoners and the authorities’ opposition to the release of her mother Raheleh Ahmadi, who is currently struggling with various illnesses in prison and should be treated and operated on outside of the prison as soon as possible.

Saba Kord Afsahri was transferred out of the women’s ward of Evin Prison and banished to Qarchak Prison on 9 December 2020. Ms. Kord Afshari is sentenced to 24 years imprisonment for protesting the mandatory veil.

On 26 January 2021, prison guards took her by the hair and dragged her on the floor to move her from Ward 8 to Ward 6 where inmates convicted of dangerous crimes are detained.

ILA: Raheleh Ahmadi has been imprisoned since 15 February 2020. She was arrested to put pressure on her daughter and is sentenced to 31 months in prison.

It has been reported that, in the wake of Saba’s exile to Qarchak Prison, Ms. Ahmadi suffered various nervous disorders but remained deprived of medical treatment.

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