Sonntag, Januar 08, 2006



Amnesty International,
International Red Cross,
UN Human Rights Committee,
EU Human Rights Committee
People of the world,

On the eighth week of the hunger strike of the political prisoners in Rejayi Shahr Prison, the government of Islamic Republic of Iran , has relocated the prisoners to facilities with harsher conditions, instead of assessing their demands.

Political prisoners in Iran live in the worst of conditions. Many of them have lost function in parts of their bodies as a result of the medieval tortures. The prisoners are constantly harassed, their cells raided and their belongings are looted regularly. Many political prisoners are kept in solitary confinements for prolonged periods. The Iranian government accepts no responsibility to provide food, medical care and even security for the lives of the political prisoners. According to different reports, drug addiction, contagious dermatological diseases and deadly illnesses such as AIDS and Hepatitis are very common among Iranian prisoners. Under these conditions is that the Iranian government has transferred the political prisoners to the cells of prisoners with heavy crimes and to confinements, where every month at least one person is reported dead in fights. The reasons for these transfers are to make an excuse for the “sudden death” of the political prisoners.

Political prisoners Afshin Baimani, Valiyollah Feyz-Mahdavi, Amir Hossein Heshmat Saran, Arjan g Davoodi, Yaser Majidi, Heydar Noroozi, Hojjat Zamani, Asad Shaghaghi, Behrooz Javid Tehrani, Mehrdad Lohrasbi and Alireza Karam Kheyrabadi have gone on hunger strike to protest the inhumane treatment of the political prisoners in Iran and demand an inspection of the prisons in Iran by an International Committee.

We the undersigned support the demands of the brave political prisoners on huger strike in Rejayi Shahr prison and urge the international human rights organizations (Amnesty International, International Red Cross, United Nations Human Rights Committee and European Union Human Rights Committee) and those who value basic human rights for everyone in the world, to act against the severe human rights abuse and inhumane treatment of the political prisoners in Iran by:

-Pushing for unconditional release of all political prisoners in Iran.

-Sending delegations to inspect the prisons in Iran, meet with the political prisoners in Iran and their families and inform the world of the outcomes.


The Undersigned

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