Saturday, June 07, 2008

Arzhang Davoodi Enters his 50th Day of Hunger Strike

Tehran Polytechnic news website reports on Arzhang Davoodi's ongoing hunger strike which is now in its 7th week.

Why is Arzhang, a school teacher in his fifties, enduring this hardship? It is the only way left for him to protest against the wrongs which he has suffered, extra-judicial sentencing, confiscations of his private belongings, threats of exile to remote prisons and worst of all, the Islamic authorities will not even issue him with a written statement of his sentence and what he has been condemned to!

Instead of meeting his simple and basic demands, the Evin prison governor's response to Arzhang's hunger strike was to transfer him to Rajayi-Shahr prison where he is now kept with violent common criminals.

How hypocritical of the Islamic Republic which re-named the street, where the British Embassy is located in Tehran, as Bobby Sands Street, after the IRA hunger striker.

Bobby Sands advocated an armed struggle when political campaigning was lawful and possible, he advocated bombing and killing of innocent civilians and passers by, women, children, and the elderly were all legitimate targets for Bobby Sands, and all Arzhang Davoodi wants is to know what he has been sentenced to and remain in a prison near where his family can visit him.

Yet the physical demise of Bobby Sands during his hunger strike made the news on a daily basis, Arzhang Davoodi however continues his protest in ambiguity, while his wife pleads with the world for help.

3 comments:

Winston said...

Almost no word about him on mass media. Remember that idiot Ganji's fake hunger strike?

Francis said...

bobby sands was a hero he fought against an unfair and butal government. You say that they were able to be involved in the political process when at the time a catholic could not hold a seat on parliament without an oath to the queen something that is against there religion. If you feel for Arzhang Davoodi please explain the reasons why he went on the hunger strike because no one goes to such extreme lenghts for nothing thank you

Azarmehr said...

Francis

I though ARzhang's reasons were clearly explained in the post:

'Why is Arzhang, a school teacher in his fifties, enduring this hardship? It is the only way left for him to protest against the wrongs which he has suffered, extra-judicial sentencing, confiscations of his private belongings, threats of exile to remote prisons and worst of all, the Islamic authorities will not even issue him with a written statement of his sentence and what he has been condemned to!'

I take you rpoint about Bobby Sands but the SDLP were also Catholics how come they were in the parliaments?

BTW, I am not a NI expert and I am only asking to be educated.