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Iranian filmmaker Nourizad continues hunger strike

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Mohammad Nourizad, the detained Iranian filmmaker continues his hunger strike in Iran's Evin Prison, according to his wife who visited him today.

Mohammad Nourizad

Mohammad Nourizad reportedly started a hunger strike five days ago after he was "subjected to beatings" by prison personnel.

Nourizad's wife told Parleman News that they met today and the prisoner told her that he has been moved to the general section of the prison and while he has drunk some water, he is still refusing to break his hunger strike.

Reportedly five prison personnel entered Nourizad's cell and threw him on the floor in a manner that "his head was badly injured which has affected his eyesight."

Mohammad Nourizad has written three critical letters addressed to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei which were published in his weblog.

He was arrested last December for the charge of "insulting the leadership." He also wrote a fourth letter to Ayatollah Khamenei from inside the prison.

The preliminary court has sentenced the writer and filmmaker to three and a half years in prison and fifty lashes.

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