Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

Concerns Over Dire Health Of On Hunger Strike Political Prisoner Esmaeil Barzegari

Reports are that hospitalized hunger striker, political prisoner Esmaeil Barzegari’s health is in critical condition, but with the Prosecutor ignoring Barzegari’s demands, he is refusing to end his hunger strike.

According to reports by Kalameh, political prisoner Esmaeil Barzegar incarcerated in Ward 350 of Evin prison fell unconscious last week due to complications from his hunger strike and was admitted to hospital.

Despite his dire health condition, Barzegar is refusing to end his hunger strike.

Currently, the life of this political prisoner, who has launched a hunger strike eight times, is in serious danger. Continued lack of attention by the Prosecutor to Barzegari’s case can have devastating consequences.

Esmaeil Barzegari was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison by the presiding Judge Pirabbasi, of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, on charges of anti-national security acts.

He has launched a hunger strike eight times since his incarceration, which has had devastating effects on his health.

Barzegar launched his latest hunger strike on June 29th. Some of his previous hunger strikes lasted 48 days, 38 days, 25 days and 15 days. During his last hunger strike he was in a coma for 11 days.
Each time he was on a hunger strike, the Judiciary officials promised a review of his case, but that has not occurred as of yet.

Barzegar was arrested by IRGC forces on April, 8, 2011 in Tabriz, and was transferred to Evin prison in Tehran. He was incarcerated in solitary confinement for six months.

Source: Kalameh