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Eight Detainees From Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish Minority Began a Hunger Strike

Amnesty International
Amnesty International
March 29, 2018
Appeal/Urgent Action

Eight detainees from Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority began a hunger strike on 27 March in protest against the torture and other ill-treatment to which they say they are subjected. One of the men, Abbas Dehghan, has allegedly been threatened with his wife being raped in front of him if he does not “confess”. The men require medical care for injuries sustained at the time of their arrest on 19 February.