Women activists turn their hunger strike into death fast in Iran
Political activist and artist Atena Daimi and activist Gulrux Ibrahim Irayi under arrest in Iran have turned the hunger strike they started on February 3 into a death fast.
Political activist and artist Atena Daimi and activist Gulrux Ibrahim Irayi under arrest in Iran have turned the hunger strike they started on February 3 into a death fast. The two activists have been on a hunger strike for 10 days, and doctors say their health is not well.
Her doctors report that Atena Daimi’s blood circulation is irregular and her health is deteriorating, and call for public awareness.
Political activist and artist Atena Daimi had been detained on October 22, 2014 and questioned for 86 days, after which she was sent to the Evin Prison. In March 2015, the Tehran Revolutionary Court issued her a 14 year prison sentence, in a hearing that was completed in less than 15 minutes.
The Tehran Appeals Court reduced Daimi’s sentence to 7 years in September 2016.
Daimi went on a hunger strike on April 8, 2017 against torture and maltreatment and ended her protest on May 31.
Atena Daimi is known for her aid work for children in Kobanê and Gaza, and her paintings depicting migration and war.
Gulrux Ibrahim Irayi had been arrested on September 15, 2014 along with her husband Aresh Sadeqi. She was later charged with “insulting the sacred” and “propaganda against the system” by the Tehran Revolutionary Court and sentenced to 6 years in prison.