“Omid Khaki” and “Qader Salimi” two Sunni prisoners in Kermanshah and Orumiyeh prisons have been on hunger strike from July 13 and 23 respectively.
According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Omid Khaki, a religious activist from Javanrood, was arrested in late December 2016 on charges of membership in an Islamic party and sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kermanshah. He went on hunger strike in protest to being kept in the ward for prisoners charged with using methadone in Dizelabad Prison and the refusal of authorities to grant him conditional release.
This prisoner also went on hunger strike in October 2017, along with four other religious prisoners, in protest to being transferred to the methadone ward.
Another Kurdish religious prisoner “Qader Salimi”, detained in the political ward of the Orumiyeh Central Prison, went on to hunger strike in protest to the refusal of authorities to grant him conditional release.
Qader Salimi from Bokan was arrested in July 2017 and sentenced to five years of imprisonment by the Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on the charge of cooperation with religious extremist groups.