Atena Daemi – hunger strike to protest lack of contact with parents.
Political prisoner Atena Daemi is on hunger strike again to protest being deprived of calling home.
The telephone lines of the Lakan Prison of Rasht are frequently cut off, preventing her from calling home and talking to her parents. None of the prison officials accounts for this problem.
Atena’s father, Hossein Daemi, posted a tweet which said: “Because of lack of attendance to the frequent cut-offs of the telephone lines of the Lakan Prison of Rasht, and the officials’ failure to account for this problem, Atena Daemi has declared to the prison authorities that she would go on hunger strike in protest (beginning on August 12, 2021). She has also declared that she will continue her hunger strike until this problem is resolved.”
Mr. Daemi also noted that he and his wife have contracted the Covid-19 because they had to travel to Rasht to visit Atena.
Rasht is the capital of Gilan Province, one of the most infected provinces with a high death toll due to the Covid.
Exiled political prisoner Atena Daemi is 32. She finished serving her 5-year prison term on July 4, 2020. But she remained in jail due to new cases filed against her by the IRGC and Intelligence Ministry (MOIS). Two courts sentenced her to a total of five years in prison and 74 lashes.