Iran: Deteriorating state of political prisoners on hunger strike

Monday morning July 26, Reza Joshan, a political prisoner who is on hunger strike in protest against intolerable situation and pressure in prison, was transferred to Gohardasht Prison’s clinic and then to another hospital outside prison because of his deteriorating health condition.
Reza Joshan, 25, was arrested on December 1, 2009 because of his brother’s presence in Ashraf city and was severely tortured. He has been under enormous pressure and persecution by the regime’s henchmen to accept to write an amnesty plea from the regime’s Supreme Leader. He was transferred to Ward 6 of the Gohardasht Prison where dangerous offenders and ordinary prisoners are kept. He has been barred from visiting his family during this period. Mrs. Zahra Assadpour Gorji (Joshan), Reza’s mother, who was arrested a week after him, is now in the women’s ward of Gohardash Prison. His father and sister had been arrested prior to that with the same charge.

Meanwhile the health of Khalid Hardani, a political prisoner in Ward 4 of the Gohardasht Prison, who has also been on hunger strike since Thursday, July 22, to protest the attacks and pressures exerted by the regime’s henchmen and agents, has been deteriorating.

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