Condition of hunger striking prisoner deteriorates

Human rights activists report that the health of Dr. Asadollah Asadi, who is in the tenth day of his hunger strike, has deteriorated. Following the refusals of the prison manager to approve leave for medical treatment, he began an unlimited hunger strike. Human rights activists have expressed concern for his life. Political prisoner Dr. Asadollah Asaid, a young physician from Tabriz, was arrested 29 months ago in Tabriz, transferred to Tehran and held in solitary confinement for one month. Now he is being held in Wing 350 of Evin Prison. His health is health is very poor due to physical and emotional torture and his being held in isolation. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment on charges of cooperation with hostile governments and membership in the Popular Muslim Party.

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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