Journalists and activists sentenced to prison by KDP go on hunger strike
Three journalists and two activists from Behdinan were sentenced to 6 years in prison in Hewler, the capital of the Kurdistan Region earlier this week.
Journalists Şerwan Şerwani, Guhdar Zebari and Ayaz Karam and activists Şivan Said Omar and Hariwan Isa from Behdinan were sentenced to 6 years in prison each in Hewler (Erbil) on February 16. All six people were charged with "weakening the country's independence, unity or security".
Rojnews agency reports that the 5 journalists and activists have gone on hunger strike today in protest at the poor detention conditions and the psychological and physical pressures of the prison administration.