In a letter addressed to their sons the family members have written “ Since the Islamic Regime Officials do not give much worth to human life, and taking into consideration the fact that other political prisoners have lost their lives while on hunger strike, we beg you to stop your strike even in the face of this unjust death sentence.”
The families of these two journalists and social activists have urged the International Community, human rights activists and organizations to voice their concern over this unjust sentence against these two activists.
It is reported that Mr. Hassanpour and Mr. Boutimar have been on a hunger strike for the past 45 days. According to their defence lawyer their physical health has deteriorated dramatically and their health and well being is in grave danger. No attention has been paid to their demands by the Regime Officials.
Last year two political prisoners Akbar Mohammadi and Valliollah Feyze Mahdavi died while on hunger strike in Iranian Prisons.