In the aftermath of the execution of a prominent political prisoner, Hojjat Zamani, the Iranian officials in Gohardasht prison have started rumors that political prisoners are planning to commit suicide.
According to reports from internal sources, political prisoners in Gohardasht and Evin prisons are now in a hunger strike to protest the execution of Mr. Zamani.
Iranian dissident groups and organizations and the families of political prisoners have expressed fears that the ruling mullahs after referral to the UN Security Council by the International Atomic Energy Agency may execute all political prisoners. Jail official had warned the families of the prisoners in the past that incase of a referral; they would do such thing to take revenge because the Iranian opposition is the original whistle blower on this regimeâ€™s clandestine nuclear program.
In a joint statement, Mr. Assad Shaghaghi and Mr. Valiollah Feiz-Mahdavi, announced, â€œwe are under extreme danger. During the past 24 hours, they have been telling us that we will kill ourselves with knives or cleaning substances.â€ The two political prisoners stressed, â€œwe announce to the people of the world that we shall not in any case take any action to harm ourselves. If anything happened to us, we ask the Iranian people and the international community, to follow suite against Gohardash warden, Haj Kazem and other responsible authorities. We leave this into the hands of the people.â€