“Yaser Sharafat-aldin”, a religious prisoner imprisoned in the Iranian government prison of Urmie, went on a hunger strike to protest the deprivation of his basic rights.
This religious prisoner has been sentenced by the Second Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Iran in Urmie to 18 years in prison on charges of “belligerence” through membership in religious extremist groups.
He went on a hunger strike on Tuesday morning, July 29, to protest against the lack of opposition from prison officials to his request for leave and non-transfer of cash, the non-urgency plan to reduce his prison sentence, and the lack of two years in prison in Afghanistan.
Yaser Sharafat-aldin, 23 years old, and resident of Shno (Oshnavieh), was arrested in Afghanistan in 2017 and imprisoned for two years. He was handed over to the Iranian government in 2019 and after a few days in Evin Prison in Tehran, he was transferred to the government prison in Urmie.