شنبه ۲۷ آبان ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۶:۳۵
HUMAN RIGHTS: Swedish Press and Activists Respond to Iranians’ Appeal on Behalf of Striking Political Prisoners
July 25, 2004 - Swedish media printed the appeal of the association of Iranians on behalf of political prisoners on hunger strike in the Evin prison. Scores of Swedish and Iranian human rights groups, including the Stockholm-based Lawyers without Borders, wrote letters to the Swedish government, EU and Amnesty International, calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to their strike. “We ask the world for support and we urge the Iranian government to immediately release lawyer Nasser Zarafshan and other political prisonersKlaus Forsberg, a spokesman of the Lawyers without Borders and an expert on Iranian affairs, tells Radio Farda’s Stockholm correspondent Elaheh Ravanshad. He said activist Merhdad Darvishpour, who has formed a committee in Sweden in support of Zarafshan and other political prisoners, is scheduled to meet with the Swedish foreign minister. A number of political prisoners, headed by lawyer Naser Zarafshan and student activists Ahmad Batebi and Peyman Piran have been on hunger strike since July 5, the day government forces arrested Piran’s father, labor activist and retired teacher Mostafa Piran and evicted his family from the state-owned rental apartment they occupied.