Bahareh Hedayat and Mehdieh Golrou, two Iranian detained student activists have begun a hunger strike for being denied visitation rights.
Kaleme website reports that Hedayat started on a hunger strike three days ago while Mehdieh Golrou joined her today.
Mizan Khabar website reports that the husbands of Hedayat and Golrou were prevented from visiting their wives in prison.
The two student activists had issued separate messages of resistance on the occasion of National Student Day in Iran two weeks ago.
Recently Bahareh Hedayat’s husband told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his wife has become afflicted with gall bladder stones in prison. He also added that Tehran’s Prosecutor refuses to allow him to visit his wife in prison and for the past eight months the couple have not met in person.
Bahareh Hedayat was an executive member of Iran’s largest student organization, Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat and has been sentenced to 9.5 years in prison in the post-election crackdown on protesters.
Mehdieh Golrou in also another student activist who was arrested in the protests to the 2009 presidential elections and sentenced to over two years in prison for “propaganda against the regime and assembly and collusion to disturb national security.”