1,800 prisoners at Karaj’s Qezel Hessar Prison have gone on hunger strike to protest the execution of 11 prisoners convicted of drug charges.

HRANA reports that the condemned convicts were transferred to solitary confinement at Qezel Hessar prison from Qarachak prison in Varamin and were hanged early Tuesday morning.

HRANA has been informed that 1,800 prisoners in ward 2 of Qezel Hessar, many of whom are on death row, have now begun a hunger strike.

The prisoners have reportedly refused the prison rations and have also surrendered to guards the food they had purchased personally from the prison store.

A prisoner has told HRANA that these prisoners are demanding review of their cases by the judiciary.