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Sunni prisoners end hunger strike in Iranian prison

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Four Iranian Sunni prisoners in Qezel Hessar Prison have ended their hunger strike after 75 days. The Human Rights Reporters News Agency reports that the four prisoners began their hunger strike to protest their death sentences and to question the fairness of the proceedings against them.

The prisoners report that they ended their hunger strike in view of the promises by prison authorities to meet their demands.

In a letter, Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayi, Jamshid Dehghani and Jahangir Dehghani have announced that Ali Hosseiny, the head of Qezel Hessar Prison, has given his word that their files will be submitted for a review and that they will also be returned to Rejai Shahr Prison, from which they had been transferred.

Prison bars political prisoners from own books

Rajai Shahr Prison officials have shut down the library used by political prisoners in Hall 12.

Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, Iran

The Human Rights Reporters News Agency (HRANA) reports that on Saturday January 18, officials changed the locks to the library and denied prisoners access to the books.

The reports indicate that the books were in fact donated by the prisoners themselves, which means the officials are denying the prisoners access to their own property.

There are currently 80 political prisoners in Hall 12 of Rajai Shahr Prison.

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