Monday, June 20, 2011

Prisoners' hunger strike rakes in support

Prominent opposition activists and figures, including the Noble Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi, extend their support for the 12 political prisoners who have resorted to hunger strike in their bid to be heard by the authorities, following the latest tragedy, the death of a well known activist and journalist, Hoda Saber. The latest in a long line of despicable treatment of political prisoners and those who think differently from the ruling theocrats.

The brave prisoners:

Shirin Ebadi, lawyer, former judge and human rights activist, winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Maziyar Bahari, journalist, Newsweek correspondent

Mojtaba Vahedi, Journalist and Mehdi Karoubi's deputy

Prof. Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University

RASA TV's coverage of the hunger strike:

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