CPT Mediterranean: Urgent Action Request from Lesvos

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CPTnet
1 August 2017
CPT
Mediterranean: Urgent Action Request from Lesvos – Please share the
information and join a 24-hour fast in solidarity with Behrooz
Arash who is at risk of death

by
CPT Mediterranean/Lesvos

Behrooz
Arash is dying. He sent a voice message to CPT members on Lesvos in
which he said that his skin was falling off his body. We have been
worried about his situation for a long time. The body gets damaged
after the loss of 10% of the body weight. Behrooz has lost far more
than that. He weighed 60 kilograms when he started his hunger strike
35 days ago. The last time he was checked, he weighed only 44
kilograms. That happened last week. We expected the police to respond
to the demands from the doctors, the lawyers and others to take both
Behrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein to hospital. However the police kept
them in jail. We expected them to care about the survival of the
hunger strikers, that they would value their lives, but we were
wrong. Until this very moment, they are locked inside a cell and
prevented by the police to receive medical care or vitamins. They are
in this critical situation without any medical support.

Three men on a hunger strike holding banners: My life has value

Behrooz
Arash also told us that nothing regarding their eventual release
would happen until 7th of August. He won’t survive until then. The
Greek government and police are killing him. They will be responsible
for whatever is going to happen to Behrooz and Kozhin.

An
urgent response needs to be taken by activists and solidarity groups
in the European Union and the rest of the world to demand the freedom
of the hunger strikers and immediate access to medical care for them.

Ways
to
support Behrooz and Kozhin
are to share post from the
CPT Meditteranean
Facebook
page

as far and wide as possible.
Please,
contact
public pages of governments and human rights organizations.
Also,
consider
joining a
solidarity
hunger strike
by not eating for 24 hours
and
posting messages
of solidarity and photos on your social media with this hashtag: #freedomstrikelesvos.

Thank
you for your support.

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