By Umid Niayesh – Trend:
Concerns have increased about the health condition of an Iranian Azerbaijani civil rights activist Morteza Moradpour, who has been on a hunger strike for over 50 days in Tabriz Central Prison, in northwestern Iran.
Moradpour has lost over 20 kilograms and his health condition is alarming, Fardin Moradpour, the activist’s brother told Trend.
Moradpour believes that he is being held illegally, so he will not stop his hunger strike, Morteza’s brother said, adding that Morteza is eligible for parole, according to Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, which allows to serve only one, the longest, sentence in case of multiple convictions.
Morteza Moradpour was sentenced to one year in prison for “propaganda against the state” and two years for “assembly and collusion against national security” in November 2009. According to the Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, he should have been given two years of imprisonment, and then released. However, he, so far, has spent more than two years in prison.