Source: Radio Zamaneh

Relative of one of the organizers of the strike has informed Jaras website that yesterday was the first day of the prisoners’ strike.

Reportedly at first they intend to go on hunger strike every Thursday and then increase the days as they approach the June 12 anniversary of the presidential elections which protesters maintain was rigged to secure Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory.

In response to the mass protests against the alleged fraud in the elections, the Islamic Republic has arrested thousands of people. Many of these prisoners are languishing in dire conditions in prisons.

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