Camp Ashraf Hunger Strikes 36 released, London – pictures.

13 10 2009

72 days after hunger strikes start around the world in protest at the attacks carried out by Iraqi security forces on Camp Ashraf, Iraq releases 36 Iranian pro-democracy prisoners it has been holding arbitrarily in extra-judicial detention.

The Hunger Strikes end.
The Hunger Strikes end.

The announcement is made.
The announcement is made.

The congratulations begin.
The congratulations begin.

Victory salute.
Victory salute.

Farzaneh Dadkhah and victory.
Farzaneh Dadkhah and victory.

Punching the air.
Punching the air.

Fatemah Khezri and Soudabeh Heidari.
Fatemah Khezri and Soudabeh Heidari.

Some tributes.
Some tributes.

Coming to an end.
Coming to an end.

72 days after hunger strikes start around the world in protest at the attacks carried out by Iraqi security forces on Camp Ashraf, Iraq releases 36 Iranian pro-democracy prisoners it has been holding arbitrarily in extra-judicial detention.

The 36 detainees are released from detention early on the morning of 7th October and are taken immediately back to Camp Ashraf. Observers claim the men are in poor physical health as a result of their detention.

In London, one of the sites of the worldwide hunger strikes, Iranians end their hunger strike in jubilant scenes outside the embassy of the United States in Grosvenor Square.

They spend the day congratulating each other on their success, watching a press conference that takes place in Paris formally announcing the release and preparing to take the now former hunger strikers to hospital for formal medical examination to assess their health post protest.

US embassy, London, UK. 07th October 2009.


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