Iranian Political Prisoner to End Hunger Strike after His Wife’s Release

Arash Sadeghi

Arash Sadeqi, the Iranian political prisoner who has reportedly been on hunger strike for 71 days, will end his strike tonight after his wife Golrokh Iraee was released on bail today, their lawyer said.

Amir Raeisian, the lawyer of Sadeqi and his wife, told ISNA in a Farsi interview with Iraee has been released on a $130,000 bail, and will be on leave for less than a week.

“These furloughs are usually five to six days long, but they can be extended,” he noted.

Arash Sadeqi, who is in hunger strike in protest at his wife’s arrest, will also be transferred to the hospital and undergo medical treatment tonight, Raeisian added.

He also expressed the hope that Iraee would remain on leave until full treatment of Sadeqi, and the Supreme Court would also halt the prison sentence.

Sadeqi has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for actions against national security, and his wife Iraee should also spend a six-year prison term on charge of insulting sanctities and anti-Establishment propaganda.

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