Faizallah Arab Surahi, a senior member of the Revolution Mujaheddin launched a hunger strike in his prison cell to protest the lack of suitable medical treatment and the denigrating treatment he and his family suffer at the hands of prison staff. Faizallah, who had been Deputy Trade Minister in the Khatami government, was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda and participation in an illegal assembly.
Source: Iran Daily Brief
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