Camp Liberty Aligns With Hunger Striking Political Prisoners in Evin Prison
By Shahriar Kia
Solidarity of Camp Liberty residents with political prisoners in Iran on hunger strike in Evin Prison
During a ceremony held in Camp Liberty on Friday, April 25, 2014, hundreds of Camp Liberty residents expressed their support for and solidarity with the political prisoners in Tehran's Evin prison who have gone on hunger strike in protest to the brutal April 17 raid conducted by security forces against defenseless prisoners. The families and relatives of political prisoners assaulted and beaten during the raid attended the ceremony.
The families of political prisoners were accompanied by hundreds of other Camp Liberty residents, including former political prisoners, families of Camp Ashraf massacre victims and children of hostages abducted from Camp Ashraf on September 1, 2013.
At the end of the ceremony, residents of Camp Liberty hailed the political prisoners in Evin and other dungeons of the Iranian regime and expressed their support for the perseverance and steadfastness of the prisoners.
Abolfazl Fouladvand, whose brother is among the victims of last Thursday's raid on Evin prisoners, said, "From Liberty prison, I send a message of resistance and perseverance to my brother and other prisoners in Evin."
"The 'Chalice of Poison' is coming into effect and the mullahs' regime is going down the slope that leads to its downfall," he added. "The intensification of suppressing the people will not help the mullahs survive," he emphasized, "on the contrary, it will lead to torrents of popular demonstrations and uprisings and will lead to the downfall of the clerical regime."
At the end of the ceremony, the attendants lit torches in solidarity with and support of the persistence of political prisoners in Iran and their hunger strike, and they demanded the immediate release of political prisoners in Iran, stressing the following:
An independent investigation into the brutal April 17 raid in Evin prison by the UN Human Rights Commissioner and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed. The release of prisoners from solitary confinement and immediate medical treatment for wounded prisoners in hospitals approved by themselves and their families. Regular inspections of Iran's prisons by the ICRC, as the Shah regime conceded to in the final phase of its rule in 1977.
Shahriar Kia is a political analyst and spokesman for the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where he resides. Shahriar was educated in the United States, graduating from the University of Texas, in computer science. Contact him through NewsBlaze or Twitter: @shahriarkia. Read more stories by Shahriar Kia.
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