Five of the 12 Iranian political prisoners on hunger strike at Evin Prison have been transferred to the infirmary, according to the Kaleme opposition website.
Abdollah Momeni, Mohsen Aminzadeh, Abolfazl Ghadiani, Mehdi Karimian Eghbal and Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi have been transferred to the Ward 350 infirmary after more than a week without food.
According to Kaleme, “the prisoners’ families do not trust this infirmary in view of Hoda Saber’s fate.”
Jailed journalist and activist Reza Hoda Saber died 10 days into his hunger strike protesting the death of another political prisoner, Haleh Sahabi. His fellow inmates claim he was badly beaten at the infirmary on the eight day of his strike.
Kaleme adds that the families are holding Tehran’s Prosecutor directly responsible for the hunger-strikers’ health. They have urged him to transfer the strikers to well equipped and trusted hospitals, so the families can monitor their care and avoid what happened to Hoda Saber.