Iran: Two women prisoners go on dry hunger strike

Melika Kavandi and Zahra Shafii Dehaghani have gone on dry hunger strike since September 19, 2017.

The two women had been arrested 23 days before outside the Evin Prison when they were protesting the death sentence issued for the prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri.

They were subsequently taken to Shahr-e Ray Prison and detained there without being informed of their charges and determination of the status of their case.