Arash Sadeghi

Iranian activist and political prisoner

Arash Sadeghi (Farsi: آرش صادقی) is an Iranian activist and political prisoner. He stated a hunger strike on October 24, 2016 after his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee went to prison for an unpublished story on her computer about a woman watching a movie about a stoning.[2] the government promised to let her out of prison until her case was reviewed, but after Sadeghi ended his hunger strike, they took her back to prison.[3][4]

Arash Sadeghi
Arash Sadeghi. Sketch by Marc Nelson.jpg
Portrait of Sadeghi by Marc Nelson
BornSeptember 29, 1986
Nationality Iran
Known forHuman rights activism.
Spouse(s)Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Iranian activist in critical condition on 68th day of hunger strike". The Daily Dot. 2016-12-30. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  2. Erdbrink, Thomas (9 January 2017). "The Hunger Strike, the Protest Tactic of Gandhi, is Vexing Iran's Penal Overseers" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. "Wife of Imprisoned Activist Arash Sadeghi Resists Order to Return to Prison".
  4. "Arash Sadeghi's 71-Day Hunger Strike Achieves Promise of Case Review for Imprisoned Wife".