Iran: Jailed Blogger to Go on Hunger Strike over Critical Conditions

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ICBHR– The imprisoned blogger Soheil Arabi, who is being jailed in Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary, started an open-ended hunger strike seven days ago in protest against critical conditions in the prison.

Soheil suffers from severe low blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and his life is at serious risk.

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.

The jailed blogger is on a dry hunger strike (no food or water) since March 16, 2020, refusing both food and water.

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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