Mohammad Ali Taheri, Iranian prisoner of conscience, started a new hunger strike
Mohammad Ali Taheri, Iranian scholar and spiritual teacher, is in hunger strike since September 30, 2016 to protest against the unclear process of his court case.
Mr. Taheri is in prison since May 4th, 2011 in charge of blasphemy and spreading corruption on earth. He has started his 16th hunger strike because of the unclear status of his case and illegal confinement by Islamic revolutionary guard of Iran. He has announced that he will not break his hunger strike until his release from prison.
It has been reported that Mohammad Ali Taheri was beaten during integration by the integrator in the 5th day of his hunger strike in order to force him to break it. There is no report of the severity of the injuries after beating.
It’s worth mentioning that Mr. Taheri was supposed to be released on February 7th, 2016 but his detention period has been extended several times and for the last 3 months he was under custody without any legal arrest warrant.
Recently, his family and supporters have started a tour in Ontario, Canada to protest against the continuity of the unfair imprisonment of Mohammad Ali Taheri. They have visited Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines, and Niagara in their tour and asked citizens of Ontario to sign petition by Amnesty International to release Mohammad Ali Taheri.