Iran: Jailed Monarchist On Hunger Strike To Plea For Basic Rights
Monarchist Khaled Pirzadeh went on hunger strike to protest his inability to get urgent medical treatment.
ICBPS- Monarchist prisoner Khaled Pirzadeh, who was repeatedly beaten in prison and was unable to walk, went on a hunger strike after authorities barred him from even receiving proper medical attention. Currently, he is serving his seven years sentence at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary.
He went on a hunger strike in jail by even sewing his lips to protest the inhuman condition of prisons, being prevented from medical treatment, and lack of safety for political prisoners.
The hunger strike has lasted seven days now.
Khaled Pirzadeh is a Monarchist. He is a bodybuilder athlete who attended the World Regional Championship 2018 in Singapore.
#KhaledPirzadeh is the 3rd World Bodybuilding Champion/now in prison for two years for insulting the supreme leader of #Iran.His back has been broken/he is confined to a wheelchair because of the torture he has endured.#United4Navid
Story by wrestler coach @sardar_pashaei pic.twitter.com/d1648yU9Cb
— mina bai (@bai_mina) February 27, 2021
Despite deteriorating physical and mental health, Khaled Pirzadeh has been barred from being sent to a medical center.
The monarchist prisoner has been beaten multiple times by the prison wardens to the point of needing a wheelchair.
According to his lawyer, on September 14, 2020, Khaled has continuously been beaten for complaining about his treatment.
He had complained about the plan of the security guards to transfer him to another ward of the prison, which prompted the guard to retaliate by striking him on the knee, VOA quoted his lawyer.
The Islamic Revolutionary Court, chaired by the infamous Judge Moghiseh, sentenced him to seven years in prison for vague charges of “assembly and collusion against the regime in Iran”, and “insulting the Supreme Leader”.
In February 20201, Khaled, along with three other prisoners, went on a hunger strike at Tehran notorious Evin prison, protesting the denial of his request for parole, neglecting political prisoners requests, not conforming to the prison classification regulation, lengthy prosecutions, receiving unreasonable prison sentences, and finalizing the primary court’s verdicts without an opportunity to appeal.
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