Fatemeh Amirani and Jila Badihian, widows of Shahid Bakeri and Shahid Hemmat, have asked Evin and Rajaeshahr prisoners to stop their hunger strike. In their message, the widows said: “We know that never innocent blood shall remain on Earth. History showed us that. We humbly implore you to stop this hunger strike.”
IranBriefing has obtained the full version of the message as follows:
“On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if they slew one person—unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land—it would he as if he slew the whole people. And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. The although there came to them Our Messengers with Clear Signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. (Qu’ran, 5:78)
Peace to you dear brothers.
We know how much these past few days were difficult for you. Certainly, according to your human and spiritual duty, you show dissent by not touching food. Meaning that with the only means at your disposal you have placed your lives on the line. So that you can block such clear oppression.
The day which the oppressed obtains his right will be more difficult than the day when the oppressor oppresses the oppressed.
We know that never innocent blood shall remain on Earth. History showed us that. We humbly implore you to stop this hunger strike.”
Jila Badihian, widow of Shahid Mohammad Ibrahim Hemmat
Fatemeh Chehel Amirani, widow of Shahid Hamid Bakeri