Mujgan Kawsi on 16 May began a hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest against the policies of the Iranian regime, Iran’s Ministry of Justice and the prison administration, Yeni Özgür Politika reports.
Kurdistan Human Rights Network has stated that the demands of Kawsi are not of a personal but political nature as she strives to highlight the unjust attitude of Iran’s judiciary and of prison administrations towards all prisoners.
Kawsi was detained on 16 November 2019 in Nowshahr province, located on the coast of the Caspian Sea. A court on 19 December 2019 sentenced her to 69 months in prison, but then Iran’s Supreme Court sentenced her to 76 months in prison.
Released on bail after that trial, she was later detained on 19 May 2020. The Kurdish writer was first sent to Shiraz Central Prison and then to Evin Prison in Tehran.