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Six Sunni political prisoners have been transferred to ward 350 of Evin prison, Tehran, after being held for more than a month in solitary confinement in ward 240 of the prison. They had been on hunger strike for more than two weeks.
They had been held under intense pressure whilst in solitary confinement.
Prison guards psychologically tortured one of the prisoners, Shahram Ahmadi, by simulating his execution on a number of occasions.
He was also only given one meal in the morning, and forced to remain hungry until the following day.
Sheikh Kaveh Vaisi and Mokhtar Rahimi were also held under psychological pressure, and had been kept in their solitary cells for 24-hours a day. They had not been allowed to use the shower or get fresh air.
There is still no news on the conditions the remaining men were kept in, but it is likely that they were forced to endure the same treatment.
The six men are now being held in ward 350, which houses political prisoners.
The families of the men are growing increasing worried that their death sentence will be implemented soon.
A source told the HRA News Agency, "each of the six people are facing execution. Their families are worried that after the [Islamic calendar] month of Muharram ends, their death sentence will be implemented."
The Islamic calendar month of Muharram ends in early December, 2013. Last year, six Sunni prisoners were hanged at the end of Muharram in Ghezel Hesar prison, Karaj.