Zeynab Bayazidi, a Kurdish prisoner in Zanjan prison, has gone on hunger strike. Zeynab’s mother confirmed this news in an interview and stated that Zeynab is protesting the inappropriate behavior of the head of Zanjan prison toward several of the female prisoners.
It is reported that Zeynab is a former member of the Kurdistan Human Rights Organization and the One Million Signatures Campaign. She has spent approximately two years in prison. The Revolutionary Court of Mahabad sentenced Zeynab with citations 499 & 17. Under the penal code of the Islamic law she received citation 230, accused of spreading lies and causing disturbances. She was sentenced to four years imprisonment in the central prison in the city of Zanjan.