After more than 40 days on hunger strike, the political prisoner's lives are in grave danger due to lack of attention from the prison authorities. The prisoners have been ignored and neglected. But at the same time, the prisoners on hunger strike have gained enormous support around the world. The whole hunger strike started as a protest against the inhumane conditions in the prison. The prisoners have gained support from political prisoners across Iran. And political leaders in Europe have become aware of the grave situation the political prisoners in Iran live under. The human rights violations these prisoners suffer every single day is abuse at best but the prisoners are often subjects to the torture of both physical and mental character. One of the prisoners is Saeed Masouri, currently serving a life sentence in prison he has been in jail for the last 17 years. He wrote a letter where he refers to the inhumane treatment of political prisoners.
"We can never die and not surrender"
"We do not recognize your hunger strike" (a statement by Ja'fari Dolatabadi):
"You recognized the lawless trial ?! Do you recognize the death sentence made in 10 minutes ?! Did you recognize 2 years of solitary confinement?
Have you been kept inside a cage? Not even have the name of the prisoner registered in any prison computer?
Did you recognize the news boycott in all media of imprisonments and condemnations?
We never recognize the cruelty and punishment of prisoners, and now that we have been struggling for 30 days, even though we have lost most of our physical capacity ...., We can never die and never give up. "
"Political prisoner Saeed Masoori - Hall of Detention of Four Gohardasht Prison in Karaj - Monday, Sept. 6, 1396". ( The full text of the letter)
All the while the regime does not recognize the hunger strikers. The regime pretends as if they do not exist. This is the only response we can expect from this regime of tyrants, they know nothing else than to suppress and torture the Iranian people whether they are on the streets or in prisons across Iran. And the Iranian regime is notorious for imprisoning human rights activists, politicians from the opposition, and journalists. The regime holds a terrible record when it comes to dealing with the political opposition, over the years the Clerical regime has murdered more than 120 000 politicians from the Iranian resistance. And it is evident that the regime will continue to suppress political prisoners in every prison across the country. The best you can do for the prisoners on hunger strike will be to put pressure on the regime to meet the demands of the prisoners.
Our message to all political prisoners in Iran:
stay true to your heart,
and never give up,
we stand beside you.