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Iran: Further information: Prisoner of conscience starts hunger strike: Saeed Shirzad

, Index number: MDE 13/3798/2016

Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Saeed Shirzad started a hunger strike on 31 March in protest at the authorities’ disregard for regulations governing separation of different categories of prisoners. Saeed Shirzad is held in Raja’i Shahr Prison in Karaj near Tehran, awaiting the outcome of his appeal against his five-year prison term.

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