Political prisoner Zahra Zehtabchi is a senior sociology expert and researcher. She is now under intense pressure by MOIS interrogators and has announced that if the pressures continue, she will go on hunger strike. Zehtabchi has been under the most intense physical and mental tortures in solitary confinement for the past 12 months and she has lost a lot of weight.
The MOIS interrogators have made-up fabricated cases against her and have issued a heavy verdict for her. However, since her case is actually empty, Salavati, also known as the ‘death judge’, has returned her case to the MOIS and since then she has been under the pressures of the interrogators to give a television confession.