A Kurdish human rights activist told Human Rights Network (KHRN) that “in the morning of 10 June, Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand, a Kurdish political prisoner who is on hunger strike in Evin prison, in a short meeting with his family said that he was to end his hunger strike temporarily after obtaining written guarantee on his clearing in a new case and at the request of political and civil activists in and out of the Iran”.

The human rights activist said: “Health condition of Kaboudvand remains in a critical condition and his family is very concerned about his health after his hunger strike. It is likely in the coming days he will be transferred to a hospital in Tehran. The political prisoner had said that ending of his hunger strike was temporary and if they do not agree with his request on application of the new Iranian Penal Code, then he will once again go on hunger strike. ”

The source added: “Ayub Asadi and Mohammad Abdollahi two other Kurdish political prisoners are still on hunger strike in Orumiyeh and Kashmar prisons. In the evening of 9 June, which was the 12th day of Abdollahi´s hunger strike in solitary confinement in Orumiyeh prison, doctors visited his cell and examined him because his blood pleasure had reduced. Also on 10 June Kashmar prison officials visited the solitary confinement of Ayub Asadi and asked him to end his hunger strike, but he had responded saying he will continue with his hunger strike.”

Mohamad Sedigh Kaboudvand, a Kurdish human rights activist and journalist jailed in the ward 350 of the notorious Evin prison of Tehran went on hunger strike on 8 May 2016.

His hunger strike was to protest against the new fabricated charges brought against him and the rejection of his request to benefit from an amendment to his penalty

Mohammad Abdollahi, a death row Kurdish political prisoner in Orumiyeh Central Prison, officially announced his indefinite hunger strike for fair trial in a letter addressed to the head of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran on 29 May 2016.

He wrote that he would continue his hunger strike until he gets justice.

On 6 June Ayub Asadi, Kurdish political prisoner in Kashmar prison went on hunger strike to protest over refusal of his leave application by the prosecutor of Kashmar, who disregarded the prisoner’s ailing health and rejected his request to be transferred to any other prison.