Concerns are growing for the health of six Sunni prisoners of conscience as they continue their hunger strike for the 44th day in Ghezel Hesar prison, Karaj.
The men have been in poor health, suffering from low blood pressure and collapsing a number of times. New reports indicate that the hunger strike has begun to affect the eyesight of two of the men.
A source told the HRA News Agency, "Jamshed Dehghani's and Kamal Molayee's vision has been affected, and their surroundings appear blurred."
In addition to visual problems, Jamshed Dehghani and another hunger striker, Hamed Ahmadi, have vomited blood on a number of occasions.
Despite the physical deterioration of the prisoners, there has been no attempt by the Iranian authorities to address the concerns of the hunger strikers.
The six men, Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayee, Jamshed Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Syed Hadi Hosseini and Seddigh Mohammadi, have been on hunger strike since 4 November 2013 in protest at their death sentences.
The men, who were all active in spreading Sunni Islam, were sentenced to death for charges such as 'enmity against God' following flawed trials using evidence obtained through torture.
The men have denied the charges against them, and say they were arrested as a result of their peaceful religious activities.
The Prosecutor General of Tehran suspended for one month the death sentences of the six men, around October 2013, following international pressure.
That period has now ended and the men are reportedly in danger of execution.
Please write to the Iranian authorities immediately, and urge them to halt the execution of these six men. A template letter and the addresses of the relevant officials can be found here.