Kurdish poet goes on dry hunger strike in Khorasan
MAF NEWS – Alireza Sepahi Laeen, a Kurdish poet from Iranian Northeast province of Khorasan Razavi went on dry hunger strike on December 7, protesting against ‘his illegal imprisonment,’ Maf News Reported.
According to the Center of Democracy and Human Rights in Kurdistan, Sepahi Laeen believes he is arrested for no reason and he has contacted his family once, in a short telephone conversation since December 5, when he was arrested.
“Despite providing a bail by his family in response of the court request for his temporary freedom, but his freedom on bail was rejected by Khorasan Razavi’s interrogator,” Maf news continued.
Sepahi Laeen was summoned and then arrested on November 30, after publishing an article called ‘‘Ignorance is better than flood.’’
Sepahi have been summoned and jailed several times in the past. Last time he was arrested and accused of “Having tie with Kurdish (opposition) parties” in 2011.
About one and half a million Kurds known as Khorasani Kurds live in Iranian provinces of Khorasan Razavi and Khorasan Shomali,Northeast of Iran.
Khorasani Kurds were exiled from Urmia and surrounding areas, Northwest of Iran to Khorasan during Safavid, in 17th century.