Iranian Christian Prisoners Break Hunger Strike

Two Iranian Christian Prisoners, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari end their hunger strike in Evin prison.

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Mohabat News – The two Christian prisoners, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari broke their hunger strike as Iranian officials promised to treat them fairly and handle their cases in a due judicial process.

Amin Afshar Naderi started his hunger strike on February 5, while his fellow Christian prisoner joined in his strike on February 11 to protest the unfair handling of their cases by Iranian judicial authorities. They have been held in prison for over six months without having been convicted of the charges related to their Christian faith.

Recently, due to the pressures imposed on the Iranian authorities through their hunger strike, Iranian judicial authorities slightly reduced the amount of bail money they are to post for their temporary release.

In the meantime, the investigator involved, promised to get their cases moving in an expedited manner, which resulted in them breaking their hunger strike.

These men had been arrested in a raid on their family gathering in a garden in Firouz-kouh County. A few other Christians also present in that gathering, namely Ramil Bet-Tamraz, Mohammad Dehnavi and Amir Saman Dashti, were arrested as well.

The cases made for these Christian men has not been accessible to their lawyers. This in itself is against Iranian judicial laws. The families of these believers have also been kept in uncertainty about their loved ones` fate.

Recently, Hadi Asgari has been in poor health due to lack of proper clothing, resulting in kidney infection. So far the authorities have refused to provide him with proper health care.