Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, August 23, 2019–Farangis Mazloum, mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, is continuing her hunger strike in Evin prison after eight days.
Mazloom started her hunger strike on Friday, August 15, in protest to her illegal arrest by the intelligence service of the mullahs' Regime
Intelligence forces arrested her a month ago without explaining her charges. She has since been kept in solitary confinement in Evin's ward 209.One of her relatives described her health situation as such: "Farangis Mazloum's daughter succeeded to meet her today for first time after long time.
"During this meeting Farangis Mazloum told to her daughter that she began hanger strike on Friday. But she is still in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison and on the eighth day of her hunger strike."
Given Ms. Mazloom's critical health conditions and her history of heart complications, her hunger strike has increased her family's concerns.
Soheil Arabi, Ms. Mazloom's son, is an Iranian political prisoner who has been in prison since 2013. Arabi recently wrote an open letter in which he exposed the corruption of regime officials in Iran's prisons.