The 16 political prisoners who began a hunger strike 13 days ago after being transferred to solitary confinement as a result of protesting unacceptable behavior by prison officials, are continuing their hunger strike, despite the fact that one of their demands has been met.
The release of Babak Bordbar, photo journalist, was one of the 5 demands of these political prisoners. Bordbar had been transferred to solitary confinement by prison authorities, even though the courts had ordered his release.
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Babak Bordbar's release from prison was one of 5 demands made of prison officials by the 16 protesting political prisoners who are continuing their hunger strike for a 13th day. The five demands, conditions upon which the prisoners would end their hunger strike are as follows:
Ali Malihi, student activist and member of Daftar-e Tahkim Vahdat (student alumni organization), Bahman Ahmad Amouie, journalist, Hossein Nourinejad, journalist and member of the Participation Front (reformist party), Abdollah Momeni, student activist and spokesperson for Daftar-e Tahkim Vahdat, Ali Parviz, student activist, Hamid Reza Mohammadi, political activist, Jafar Eghdami, civil society activist, Babak Bordbar, photo journalist, Zia Nabavi, starred student and member of the Council to Defend the Right to Education, Ebrahim (Nader) Babaie, civil society activist and an injured veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, Kouhyar Goodarzi, human rights activist and blogger, Majid Dorri, student activist, Majid Tavakoli, student activist, Keyvan Samimi, journalist, Gholamhossein Arashi, Mohammad Hossein Sohrabi Rad and Peyman Karimi Azad arrested during an Ashura protest in Tehran are amongst the prisoners transferred to solitary confinement and on a hunger strike.
Special thanks to Negar Irani for English translation
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