One of the five Kurdish political and religious prisoners at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, who have been on hunger strike for about a month, ended his strike yesterday. Four others are still on hunger strike.
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that authorities of Orumiyeh Central Prison summoned “Bashir Pirmawane” to the Prison Execution Bureau yesterday and informed him about his request for a conditional release being granted. This political prisoner, who has spent more than half of his sentence, went on a hunger strike on July 22, 2019 in protest to the refusal of prison authorities to review his request for conditional release. He ended his strike today after promising prison officials to consider his request.
Meanwhile, Mostafa Sabzi, who was transferred to the prison’s medical centre after a twenty-five-day hunger strike following severe low blood pressure, has been transferred back to the ward. The prison chief has threatened him by telephone to deport him to a remote city if he did not end his hunger strike.
Qader Salimi and Rahimi Turgut are also on the 28th day of their hunger strike and they both prisoners suffering from weight loss, pressure loss and inability to move. “They have severely lost of their ability to move and have to stay in their beds all the time. They are in critical health condition as a result of the hunger strike and their cellmates take them to the prison health care daily for blood pressure control.”, a reliable source has told KHRN:
The three prisoners have been on hunger strike since July 23, 2019 in protest to the refusal of prison officials to grant them parole or transfer them to a prison near their parents’ place of residence.
Kamran Darwishi, a Kurdish political prisoner who has been in Orumiyeh Central Prison since May, has sewn his lips and gone on hunger strike on Aug 15. This 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.