Iran: died of dissident hunger strike

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:46:10 +0100

ROME, DECEMBER 13 - A political activist detained in Iran, Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, died in the Qom prison after 60 days of hunger strike. This was announced by his sister, mentioned by the Human Rights Monitor website.
According to the woman, Elaheh Sayadi Nasiri, the brother fasted to protest against the fact that he was kept in the maximum security section of the prison along with common criminals and to request to be transferred to Evin prison in Tehran.
Arrested for the first time in September 2015, Sayadi Nasiri was sentenced to eight years in prison for "insults to the Guide", Ali Khamenei, and "propaganda against the government system" for the content of his posts on Facebook. Released in March 2017, he was arrested again last August.