Political prisoner begins hunger strike after recent home arrest

The condition of Seyyed Ahmad Reza Ahmadpour has deteriorated as a result of his hunger strike, and attempts by his friends to have him transferred to the prison clinic have failed. Asked about his condition, the prison authorities said he can remain in his present situation until he dies to prevent him writing a letter to the United Nations. Ahmadpour, arrested after the June 2009 presidential elections, was sentenced to a year in prison for anti-regime publications and writing a poem (about Neda Agha Soltan who was murdered by an Iranian security forces sniper’s bullet), after which he was arrested again on charges of sending a letter to the United Nations about illegal charges against him and about the injustice of the courts, and sentenced to three years in prison and ten years exile from his home city.

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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