Kurdish political prisoner Ismail Moridi had been on a hunger strike while sewing time at Dieselabad prison in Kermanshah since Apr 12, 2020, in protest to the opposition of the security forces to his conditional release, ended his hunger strike after 10 days. He has been in prison for five years and has served more than half of his 10-year sentence.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the family of this political prisoner managed to call the prison’s health clinic on the evening of Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020, in order to persuade him to end his hunger strike. Following promises made by the officials of Dieselabad Prison in Kermanshah, and his family insistence, he ended his hunger strike.

Moridi was transferred to the prison’s health clinic on the eighth day of his hunger strike due to severe weakness and hypotension. He was returned to the Ward Named Counselling 3 after the end of the hunger strike. He went on a hunger strike on Sunday, Apr 12, 2020, while sewing his lips and writing a letter in protest to the opposition of authorities with his conditional release. Prison officials transferred him to Ward 10 after he announced his hunger strike and he was deprived of the right to contact and visit his family.

Ismail Moridi, from Salas Babajani in Kermanshah province, and two other civilians “Nabi Mohammadi” and “Hedayat Seidzadeh”  were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on June 28, 2015, and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Kermanshah.

The three civilians were interrogated for about five months at the IRGC detention centre under mental and physical torture, without the right to visit and contact their families. Branch 4 of the Kermanshah Islamic Revolutionary Court later sentenced these three Kurdish civilians to 10 years in prison on charges of “collaboration with the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK).” The ruling was upheld by the Provincial Court of Appeal. For the past five years, these three political prisoners have been deprived of leave due to opposition from security forces.