Thursday, July 20, 2006

Abbas Lesani, on hunger strike, now refusing liquids

Imprisoned poet and activist Abbas Lesani has been on a hunger strike, and will now refuse liquids "until the justice is served." Here is a quote from the news item City of Ardabil in Northern Iran: Lives of Azerbaijani prisoners are in danger in today's BakuTODAY.net:

Meanwhile, the hunger strike of well-known Azerbaijani activist, writer and poet, Abbas Lesani continues. He is now refusing to drink any fluids. His family members who have been able to see him after a long time, say that Mr. Lesani is being held in the hospital of Ardabil Prison and his health is in grave condition. The writer has told his family members that despite their insistence he will refuse to even drink water until the justice is served.





Here is a link to a blog post on an appearance in court by Abbas Lesani last August:

South Azerbayjan: What's going on in a court of justice in South Azerbaijan

Here is a link to a blog post on his arrest last month:

South Azerbayjan: Abbas Lesani has been arrested.




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