The life of imprisoned Iranian blogger, publisher andphysician Mahdi Khazali is at imminent risk, his son has warned.
In a Facebook post, Khazali wrote, “My father’s heart can stop beating at any moment, release my father.”
“We’re expecting to hear a dreadful news at any moment … The authorities are aware of this and are familiar with my father’s condition better than me … The leader [Ali Khamenei] is also aware of the situation and my father’s condition.”
According to opposition website Kaleme, Mahdi Khazali is currently in solitary confinement and has noaccess to news or visitation.
This is not the first time Khazali goes on hunger strike. After his violent arrest in January 2012, he went on a hunger strike to protest his illegal detention. He was released from prison after seventy days of hunger strike.
The Khazalis are a familiar name in Iran. Mahdi, best known for the anti-government views he regularly expressed on his weblog, has been imprisoned a number of times in the past three and a half years.
His father, Ayatollah Abolghasem Khazali, is an influential cleric and member of the Assembly of Experts, the body with the authority to dismiss or appoint the leader. In strike contrast to his son’s critical views, Ayatollah Khazali is seen as a staunch supporter of Iran’s ruling elite, especially the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. He has openly distanced himself from his son’s positions on a number of occasions.
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