Stop Fundamentalism, August 1 â€“ Mr. Akbar Mohammadi who was arrested during Iranâ€™s nationwide protests seven years ago by the students died in Tehranâ€™s notorious Evin Prison late Sunday several days after he started a hunger strike.
Mohammadi was given 15 years in prison for taking part in the organization the July 1999 student-led anti-government protests that erupted across the country.
In an interview with the state-run news agency ISNA, the director of regime's prisons in Tehran Province, Sohrab Soleimani, said, "Yesterday, Akbar Mohammadi was in perfect condition and upon his request and after the doctorâ€™s check, he was released from the prison hospital and taken back to his ward."
Mohammadi died on the ninth day of his hunger strike. A week after beginning the protest, he refused to take liquids. Sources say Mohammadi was beaten severely by prison guards prior to his death.