Sunni Prisoners Archives - KHRN

July 6, 2022

Sunni prisoners go on hunger strike following prosecutor’s insults

Some 22 prisoners of conscience in Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj, northern Iran, have gone on a hunger strike after the Public Prosecutor of Tehran disrespected Sunnis during a visit to the prison on 30 June. The Prosecutor and a group of 115 judicial officials visited the Rajai Shahr prison. During a meeting with some prisoners of conscience in the Hosseiniyeh hall of the prison [the...

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July 20, 2019

Sunni Kurdish Prisoners on Hunger Strikes in Rajaee Shahr Prison

A group of Sunni prisoners held in Rajaee Shahr prison Hall 36, ward 10 of the, have gone on an unlimited hunger strike in protest to their situation. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) obtained that, 35 prisoners have started their hunger strike since Tuesday, July 16, 2019. They are protesting to the small size of their room, the lack of facilities such as cooking, telephone...

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February 13, 2019

Concern Over Fate of Two Sunni Prisoners on Hunger Striker at Rajae Shahr Prisons

Two Sunni prisoner, Tohid Qureshi and Hamza Darwish, who were transferred to solitary confinement following the raid of hall 21 in ward 7 at Rajai Shahr Prison by Special Guard forces on Wednesday, February 06, are in critical condition due to being on continued hunger strike and beaten by prison officials. A reliable source has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) on Monday, February 11...

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November 20, 2018

Concern Grows Over the Health of a Sunni Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Hamza Darwish, a Sunni prisoner at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, who is reportedly on a hunger strike since Sept 25, 2018, is suffering from weight loss, very low blood Pressure and chest pain after 55 days of hunger strike. So far no action has been taken with regard to his demands for a retrial by the Supreme Court as well as access to...

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June 25, 2018

Sunni Prisoners on Three-Day Strike to Condemn Rape in Iranshahr

A group of Sunni prisoners detained at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj has on hunger strike for three days to condemn raping a number of women in Iranshahr. The prisoners who were detained at Ward 21 of Section 7 Rajai Shahr prison said that they would strike from Saturday, July 21 to Monday 25 in protest to the rape as well support of the victims...

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April 10, 2018

Continued hunger Strike for a Sunni Prisoner Despite Pressure on His Family

Hamza Darwish, a Sunni prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, has been on hunger strike since March 17, 2018, in protest to the unfair trial and the lack of “Crime Based Wards Separation” rule. As a result, his health condition is currently critical. Moreover, security forces have threatened this prisoner's family to force him to stop hunger strike and cooperate with the security...

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