Ayat Mehralibegloo

Family of political prisoner Ayat Mehralibegloo are expressing grave concern regarding his health after nine days of hunger strike.

Ruhollah Mehralibegloo, brother of this political prisoner has told Radio Zamaneh that his brother is refusing food in protest to the pressures of the security forces on his family, refusal of prison authorities to transfer him to Jolfa, his place of residence and their refusal to give him any furloughs.

Mehralibegloo is reportedly experiencing serious complications in his digestive tract due to the hunger strike.

Ayat Mehralibegloo was arrested in early 2013 with another four activists and sentenced to nine years in jail. He is now serving his sentence in Tabriz Central Prison.