Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year-old law graduate of London university SOAS, began the protest after being kept in solitary detention for the last 100 days
A British-Iranian woman being held in Iran’s notorious Evin political prison after her arrest for attending a men’s volleyball match has gone on hunger strike.
Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year-old law graduate of London university SOAS, began the protest after being kept in solitary detention for the last 100 days.
Miss Ghavami’s mother, Sousan Moshtaghian, who was born in London and later moved to Iran where she met her surgeon husband, confirmed the hunger strike in a message on her Facebook page.
“Finally yesterday I got to see my Ghoncheh. She said she could no longer tolerate her condition and as such has decided to go on hunger strike,” wrote Mrs Moshtaghian.
“I too am not going to eat until such a time that my Ghoncheh breaks her hunger strike. My God, you are a witness to how I kept my silence for 82 days so my innocent girl comes back home safely. But now that her health and life are in danger I am not going to sit in silence. Please God, end this nightmare for me. Please give me strength to save and release my darling child.”