‘No one should be imprisoned – not even for a second – for expressing an opinion’
Akbar Ganji announced his hunger strike on May 20 with these words.
Ganji, an Iranian journalist and writer, was arrested on April 22, 2000 following his participation in an academic and cultural conference held at the Heinrich Böll Institute in Berlin on April 7-9 entitled "Iran after the elections," at which political and social reform in Iran were publicly debated. He was sentenced on January 13, 2001 to 10 years imprisonment plus five years internal exile.
He is now on 50th day of hunger-strike, weighs 52kg, is unconscious much of the day, and may die soon
posted by lenny70
on Jul 31, 2005 -