Archive for June, 2017

Esmail Abdi transferred to hospital on June 3rd but is still on hunger strike

June 7, 2017

0000As previously reported by IASWI, Esmail Abdi was finally transferred to Khomeini Hospital in Tehran on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He had previously refused to be transferred to hospital with the prison uniform and in handcuffs. Prison authorities at last agreed to transfer him to hospital without the uniform or handcuffs. Abdi, a member of the board of directors of the Teachers’ Trade Association of Tehran (ITTA-Tehran), has been on hunger strike for 35 days since April 30, 2017.  He has not yet ended his hunger strike despite being transferred to the hospital. (more…)