Hunger strike of 3 Kurdish political prisoners in youth ward of Urmia’s central Prison

Hunger strike of 3 Kurdish political prisoners in youth ward of Urmia’s central Prison

13:59 - 11 November 2020


 Hengaw : 3 Kurdish political prisoners from Urmia in West Azerbaijan province of Iranian Kurdistan , who are being held in the youth ward of this city's central prison, have gone on a hunger strike to protest their one-year of indecision . 

 According to a report received by Hengaw  Human Rights Organization, 3 Kurdish political prisoners from Urmia, Keyvan Rashuzadeh, Kamran Ghasemi and Omid Saeedi, have been protesting against their 13-month indecision in Urmia Central Prison since Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  Nonconformity in separation of crimes in the youth ward of this prison is the reason of their dry hunger strike.

 These 3 Kurdish  citizens were arrested on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, along with two other citizens from Urmia, identified as Abdulaziz MuhammadPour and Nayib Hajipour in Urmia by Islamic Republic of Iran’s Intelligence forces .After one month of interrogation, they were transferred to the youth ward of Urmia’s central prison.

 According to an informed source, these 5 citizens have been detained by Islamic Republic of Iran’s intelligence forces on charges of collaborating with the Komala Party of Kurdistan-Iran.

These Kurdish prisoners had gone on hunger strikes twice before to protest their detention in the youth ward and the rejection of their transference to  a political prison ward.

 It is worth mentioning that Abdul Aziz Mohammadpour is currently being held in dormitory number 3 and Naib Hajipour is being held in dormitory number 1-2.