Hunger Strike Archives - KHRN

February 16, 2024

Hunger-striking prisoner’s health deteriorates, pleads for fair trial

Mohammad Khodkam, a prisoner from Bukan, West Azerbaijan Province, is in critical condition as he continues his hunger strike in protest at a harsh prison sentence and fine imposed on him last December. The situation has prompted warnings from prison doctors about the dire state of his health. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Khodkam, who began his hunger strike on 23...

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February 6, 2024

Prisoner facing amputation begins dry hunger strike following assault

Hadi Rostami, a prisoner sentenced to amputation, began a dry hunger strike after being severely beaten by prison officials and transferred to solitary confinement in Orumiyeh Central Prison on 5 February. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that a delegation led by the Chief Justice of West Azerbaijan Province and several judges from Orumiyeh visited the prison to address the prisoners' concerns, and...

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January 30, 2024

Two Kurdish political prisoners begin hunger strikes, protest executions

Kurdish political prisoners Motalleb Ahmadian and Sakineh Parvaneh have begun hunger strikes in protest at the recent execution of four Kurdish political prisoners in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Ahmadian began his hunger strike on 29 January, the same day as the execution of Pezhman Fatehi, Mohammad Faramarzi, Vafa Azarbar and Mohsen Mazloum. Despite initially planning a...

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January 17, 2024

Prisoner’s health deteriorates amid hunger strike in Bukan

The health of Mohammad Khodkam, a prisoner from Bukan in West Azerbaijan Province, has taken a critical turn as he enters the twenty-fifth day of his hunger strike, protesting against a harsh prison sentence and fine. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Khodkam, who began his hunger strike on 23 December 2023, has twice been transferred unconscious from the quarantine ward to...

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November 2, 2023

Hunger-striking Kurdish political prisoner faces health risks

Kurdish political prisoner Abdolaziz Gol-Mohammadi is now in the 19th day of his hunger strike in the infirmary of the Orumiyeh Central Prison, West Azerbaijan Province. Despite the severity of his physical condition and the prison authorities' agreement to grant him temporary leave, the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) continues to oppose his request. Since he began the hunger strike, Gol-Mohammadi has...

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October 31, 2023

Prisoner in Bukan begins hunger strike in protest at court ruling

Prisoner Heidar Feyzi went on hunger strike and sewed his lips shut on 27 October in Bukan prison, West Azerbaijan Province, in protest at a recent court ruling against him. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Feyzi was arrested in May on charges of "financial crimes" and subsequently transferred to Bukan Prison. After the prisoner announced his hunger strike, he was placed in...

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October 20, 2023

Kurdish political prisoner demands furlough, continues hunger strike

Kurdish political prisoner Abdolaziz Gol-Mohammadi has entered the sixth day of his hunger strike in Orumiyeh Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province. Gol-Mohammadi began his dry hunger strike on 14 October in protest at the rejection of his request for leave by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organisation. The political prisoner was transferred from the political prisoners' ward to the prison infirmary on 19...

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October 17, 2023

Kurdish political prisoner begins hunger strike over denied furlough

Kurdish political prisoner Abdolaziz Gol-Mohammadi, who is serving a sentence of ten years and one day in Orumiyeh Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province, began a dry hunger strike on 14 October in protest at the rejection of his request for leave by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organisation. Gol-Mohammadi delivered a letter to the prison authorities on 14 October declaring his hunger...

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September 7, 2023

Saman Yasin, 12 prisoners on hunger strike over harsh prison conditions

Imprisoned Kurdish rapper Saman Yasin and 12 other political prisoners have been on a hunger strike since 3 September in protest at their transfer to Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj and the harsh conditions in their ward. The 12 prisoners on hunger strike with Yasin are Saeid Masouri, Loghman Aminpour, Jafar Ebrahimi, Afshin Baymani, Sepehr Emam-Jomeh, Mohammad Shafei, Masoud Reza Ebrahiminezhad, Hamzeh Savari, Kamyar Fakour,...

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