Jailed Iranian Writer Hospitalized

Jailed Iranian writer Akbar Ganji who has been on a hunger strike for over 3o days has been hospitalized in Tehran:

Jailed dissident Iranian writer Akbar Ganji has been admitted to hospital after being on hunger strike for more than a month, his wife said on Monday.

Ganji was taken to a hospital outside his Tehran prison on Sunday, the 37th day of his hunger strike, said Massoumeh Shafiie.

 

He was sentenced in 2001 to six years behind bars over articles he wrote linking senior regime officials, including ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and former intelligence minister Ali Fallahian, to the serial murders of several intellectuals and writers.

George Bush made comments on July 13th condemning Iran’s detention of Iranian journalist, Akbar Ganji. Iran responded with criticism of its own of the US government and its treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo.

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