Kamran Darwishi, a Kurdish political prisoner who has been in Orumiyeh Central Prison since May, has sewn his lips and gone on hunger strike.
The political prisoner, who is serving the fourth year of his five-year imprisonment sentence, has demanded his immediate release after being issued with a forensic certificate confirming that he was unable to bear imprisonment.
A source familiar with the case of the political prisoner confirmed the news about the hunger strike to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) while saying that he had gone on hunger strike by sewing his lips on Wednesday.
According to this source, due to the illness of this political prisoner, the forensic doctor has confirmed that he was incapable of serving his prison sentence, but prison authorities have so far not paid attention to this prisoner’s request for release.
Four other political prisoners and religious prisoners have been on hunger strike since late July.
Kamran Darwishi, a Kurdish civilian from Orumiyeh, was arrested by security forces in Orumiyeh on May 2, 2016. He was interrogated for two months at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumiyeh. In November, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh, chaired by Judge Sheikhlo, on charges of cooperation with one of the Kurdish opposition parties. Earlier in 2011, he was arrested on charges of membership of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and sentenced to five years in prison. He was released on probation after three years in prison.