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Iran: Hunger strike turns critical for Kurdish prisoners

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Six Iranian Kurdish prisoners are facing serious health complications after 56 days on a hunger strike. The Human Rights Organization of Iran reports that the six prisoners, who have been on hunger strike since November 4, are "in serious danger of death."

The report indicates the prisoners are already facing complications that include kidney hemorrhaging, declining vision and seizures.

The spokesman for the rights group indicates that these symptoms indicate the prisoners have reached a very fragile state and their lives are in imminent danger.

These prisoners were arrested in 2009 and are charged with enmity against God for "acting against national security" and the assassination of Mamosta Sheikoleslam, a member of the Assembly of Experts.

The cleric was shot to death by unknown assailants in Sanandaj, and human rights activist have reported that these individuals were in a Sanandaj detention centre at the time of the assassination.

The prisoners began a hunger strike last month to call for a review of their cases to ensure fair proceedings.

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