Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist Abolfazl Abedini Announces The Launch Of His Hunger Strike

Abolfazl Abedini

On July 28, 2013, the incarcerated human rights activist, journalist Abolfazl Abedini, a witness in the torture death case of blogger Sattar Beheshti (blogger who died under torture while in custody), was unexpectedly, and without prior notice, transferred from Evin prison to Karoon prison in Ahvaz.

In a letter to the District Attorney, Abedini has announced the launch of his hunger strike.

Following is the full text of his letter to the District Attorney:


I, Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, son of Sohrab, hereby announce that my transfer order from Evin to Ahvaz, dated July 28, 2013, (of which I was informed at Evin Ward 350) is illegal and against my will and wishes..

Also, I consider this order to be an illegal and unethical means to exert cruel pressure on myself and my family, and consider it to be continued torture which has been mandated for the remainder of my sentence.

Thus, in protest against this illegal and cruel action, from this date, my departure from Evin prison, I will launch an open-ended hunger.

Obviously, any adverse consequences resulting from my hunger strike, and in general, the responsibility for whatever happens to me, lies with the Judicial officials and whomever else is responsible for issuing this illegal order.

Source: Jaras