On the eighty-eighth day of his hunger strike, incarcerated blogger, Dr. Mehdi Khazali is suffering from various health problems including a decreased heart rate.
This political prisoner, who was arrested October 30, 2012 during the Writers Association meeting, is being kept incarcerated while his release on bail order was issued more than a month ago (bail has also been posted by his family).
During these 88 days of hunger strike, Mehdi Khazali has been repeatedly taken to the prison clinic due to poor health conditions, and family members have serious concerns about his health.
A severe decrease in blood pressure, weight loss, extreme weakness, and vision problems are some of the health issues that this political prisoner is currently facing.
Dr. Khazali’s son has informed and warned all the relevant authorities about his father’s condition, including the Supreme Leader’s office, the Expediency Council, the Parliament, the Judiciary, and so on.
It has been said many times before that the intent of the continued detention of Dr. Khazali is to break his spirit.
Previously, they had placed a person accused of spying in his solitary cell for a while, and, per his son, currently he is sharing his solitary cell with a drug trafficker.