Saturday, October 16, 2021

Hunger strike of political prisoner enters fifth day

Elmira Farah Vazehan, who is imprisoned in the women’s division of Evin Prison, launched a hunger strike last Friday to protest the lack of medical treatment. Elmira, who lived abroad for several years, returned to Iran to visit her cancer-stricken son in the middle of the elections. Upon her return to Iran, Elmira was arrested along with her husband and two children, sentenced to death for involvement in terrorist activities and protest action, but her sentence as reduced to 17 years in prison.

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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