Rights activist, UK detainee plan Iran jail hunger strike | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, January 04, 2019

Rights activist, UK detainee plan Iran jail hunger strike

Prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi and British-Iranian detainee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe announced Thursday plans to go on hunger strike in Tehran's Evin Prison to protest against the denial of medical treatment.

"We are urging for an immediate action to be taken," they said in a joint letter.

Initially arrested in 2015, Mohammadi was sentenced to 10 years in prison for "forming and managing an illegal group", among other charges.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in 2016 and is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition.

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