Iranian political prisoner Saeed Razavi Faqih was released from Evin Prison on Wednesday April 6, 2016.

Razavi Faqih

Razavi Faqih

Razavi Faqih had been on a hunger strike over the lack of adequate medical treatment given to him in prison.

The Zeytoon website had earlier reported that the political prisoner had also sewn his lips together to protest the unjustified extension of his prison sentence.

Razavi Faqih was arrested in Karaj for what the Fars News Agency described as a “seditious speech” in Hamadan. He was charged with “assembly and collusion aimed at disturbing national security” and sentenced to one year in jail.

He completed his one year in March of 2015 but was then sentenced to another three and a half years in jail for “insulting the leader and the Assembly of Experts and propaganda against the regime”.