Iran: Jailed Blogger Ends Hunger Strike following Promises

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ICBHR– The imprisoned blogger Soheil Arabi, who is being jailed in Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary, ended hunger strike after the officials allegedly vowed to fulfill his demands.

Soheil had started dry hunger strike 10 days ago in protest against critical conditions in the prison. The jailed blogger had launched hunger strike (no food or water) since March 16, 2020, refused both food and water.

He was deprived of being hospitalized despite his dire situation. “The prisoners have been allegedly deprived of medical treatment because the prison can’t afford to pay regular payments towards its debts. Soheil suffers from severe low blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and his life is at serious risk.

Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court issued another three years imprisonment against him on the bogus charges of “propaganda against the regime”, and “disturbing public opinion” while he was serving his seven-year and six-month prison term.

The Islamic court sentenced him to three years in exile and fine as additional punishment.

 

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