According to Jaras website the family members of the 15 political prisoners, who had been on hunger strike for more than two weeks, were allowed to visit their loved ones today. Jaras website reported that the families of these political prisoners stated that although their loved ones have become very weak physically, they had very high spirits and their general conditions were acceptable.
The families of these political prisoners were kept in the dark regarding the conditions of their loved ones for about a month, and they were not allowed to make any phone calls or visits. Following the protests by these political prisoners to the inhuman and cruel behaviors of the prison authorities, they were transferred to solitary confinement and following that they went on hunger strike.
Ali Malihi (student activist and member of the Unity Consolidation Bureau, main student and alumni organization of the country), Bahman Omavi (journalist), Hossein Nourinejad (journalist and member of the Participation Front), Andollah Momeni (student activist and spokesman of the Unity Consolidation Bureau), Ali Parviz (student activist), Hamid Reza Mohammadi (political activist), Jafar Eghdami (social activist), Babak Bordbar (photojournalist), Ziya Nabavi (student activist, banned from school), Ebrahim Babai (social activist and a veteran of Iran-Iraq war), Kouhyar Goudarzi (human rights activist and blogger), Majid Dari (student activist), Majid Tavakoli (student activist), Keyvan Samimi (journalist) and Gholamhossein Arashi and Mohammad Hossein Sohrabi who both were among the peaceful protestors who were arrested in the aftermath of the rigged presidential election, all were among the prisoners who were in solitary confinement and on hunger strike for about two weeks.
These political prisoners were transferred to the public ward of the Evin prison after they ended their hunger strike; at the same time Majid Tavakoli (student activist) was transferred to the Rajai-Shahr prison (in the city of Karaj near Tehran).