Rasul Hardani, imprisoned in Wing 350 at Evin Prison, began an unlimited hunger strike last week. Rasul, who has been in prison for 14 years, was due to have been released from prison for Eid al-Fitr. After his name was removed from the list of those being released, he went on a hunger strike. Rasul is the brother of Khaled Hardani, who was accused of hijacking a plane on the Ahvaz-to-Bandar Abbas airline route. Khaled admitted that he did it because of poverty and hardship. Khaled and his two brother-in-laws were condemned to death, and Rasul himself was given life imprisonment.
Source: Iran Daily Brief
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