Political prisoners on hunger strike to protect colleague

A number of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in Karaj have announced that they will go on hunger strike in protest to the regime’s refusal to provide treatment to one of their cellmates.

According to Iran Khabar on Wednesday, political prisoners in Ward 4 said they will continue with their hunger strike until their cellmate, Mohsen Dokmechi, who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, is released for chemotherapy.

Mr. Dokmechi is the father of one of the residents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where members of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) reside.

He spent almost a decade of his life in the regime’s prisons during the 1980s on charges of supporting the PMOI. He was arrested last year for providing support to the families of political prisoners.

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