Iranian activist jailed over hijab protests goes on hunger strike

Source: The Guardian

Farhad Meysami accused of having badges saying he was against the compulsory hijab

 

Farhad Meysami
 Farhad Meysami faces multiple charges, including threatening national security.

Human rights activists in Iran have said they are worried about a man on hunger strike who was reportedly jailed for protesting against rules requiring women to wear a hijab.

Farhad Meysami, 48, a doctor and publisher before becoming a civil activist, was arrested in his office in July and taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

After a wave of hijab protests, Iranian authorities cracked down on activists. Meysami was accused of possessing badges stating: “I am against the compulsory hijab.”

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