Dr. Mehdi Khazali was released from prison after 70 days of hunger strike incarcerated in Evin Wards 209 and 350.

According to reports received by Kalameh, Mehdi Khazali, due to his prolonged hunger strike, lost about 66 lbs and become so weak that could barely walk without using a cane.

Khazali, an author, blogger and Iran-Iraq war veteran launched a hunger strike protesting his illegal and violent arrest on January 9, 2012.

His arrest by the Intelligence Ministry’s agents involved such violence that Khazali suffered a broken arm, broken teeth and injured leg. His arm was in a cast for three weeks.

During his incarceration his health deteriorated and became dire. He suffered a heart attach and was hospitalized at Taleghani hospital. He was kidnapped from Taleghani hospital in the middle of the night by Intelligence Ministry’s agents and taken to an Intelligence Ministry’s affiliated hospital.

The first 35 days…

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