According to the reports received by the “Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran” (HRDAI), the political prisoner Afshin Baymany went on a hunger strike on objection to lack of medical treatment and inhuman conditions of jail that is applied against him.
On Saturday December 22, 2012, the political prisoner Afshin Baymany on an objection over the inhuman conditions and harassments that are applied against him by the prison officials and lack of medical treatment announced that will go on 5 days of hunger strike in the first stage and will continue further steps in case his legitimate demands are not fulfilled.
Political prisoner Afshin Baymany is suffering from several diseases including the heart problems due to brutal tortures by the Vali-al-Faghih interrogators during and post initial detention period. The judiciary officials have prevented him from receiving medical care until today meanwhile depriving him from taking vacation for treating himself.
Political prisoner Afshin Baymany is spending for 13 years now in Mullahs’ prison under inhuman conditions. He was first arrested on charge of supporting the Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI also called as MEK) and convicted to death sentence; however, the sentence was then reduced to life imprisonment due to widespread protests by international human rights organizations and activists. Political prisoner Afshin Baymany is married and has 2 children. Dictatorship regime of Iran murdered Mehdi Baymany, Afshin’s brother during his arrest.Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran condemns imposing inhumane conditions against the political prisoners and depriving them of medical treatment which leads them to choose going on hunger strike.
We urge the UN Secretary General, High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to refer Ali Khamenei’s dossier to the international courts for trial to end the against humanity deeds of Iranian regime.
Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran
December 21, 2012
The above report was sent to the following organizations:
-UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
-UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights