Jailed Iranian activist Nasrin Sotoudeh Human Rights announced that it has been on hunger strike for the release of political prisoners in Iran, has made a move amid fears that the occupants could be put in danger the security required by the crown outbreak the health system sweeping the country. “The same military and intelligence agencies that compromise the security of this nation with their antagonistic political insists political prisoners in prisons to keep the horrors of this health crisis on their lives and influence their families, as well,” Sotoudeh wrote in a March 16 statement from Evin prison. The Tehran device known base, the site of the primary detention of political prisoners in Iran since 1972 Sotoudeh in the spring of 2018 he was imprisoned after the authorities sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for his work as a rights and human rights of women Lawyers. A few months later the authorities gave their seven other charges for a total of 33 years in prison and 148 lashes height. The most serious of these phrases was “to promote immorality and indecency” for 12 years, Sotoudeh wrote in an opinion piece in the International Women Day TIME published. Sotoudeh was pre activists on the 40-year struggle for women’s rights in Iran under the short documentary Jeff Kaufman. The film alongside their article in Time March appeared 6. Stay up to date here with our daily newsletter crown. Iran has received nearly 1,000 deaths COVID-19, among the more than 16,000 confirmed cases. Even the highest death rate outside of China and Italy, says the World Health Organization, the actual number could be more than five times be limited to serious cases because of testing. Experts have criticized the Islamic Republic leadership for its poor initial handling of the crisis. “Previous measurements show that the police and security forces were the sole decision maker in this situation,” Sotoudeh wrote in the statement. “It ‘was their policy that led the country into a deep dark those anger and confusion.” In an effort to spread in the prison wards, to prevent the disease that detainees described as crowded, bug-ridden and chaotic, Iran announced on Thursday that it has laid off about 85,000 people out of jail. After a court spokesman, about half of the prisoners were “security” -a term Iranian officials use to expel political prisoners. The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed on Thursday that the Anglo-Iranian assistant Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff, whose family had suspected had contracted crown, was among those released temporarily Iran. But Sotoudeh and thousands of other political prisoners still remain in institutions is limited, he says the activist Iranian leader has to evacuate a “national duty.” “Since none of my legal requirements and legal correspondence relating responded on the release of political prisoners, as a last option, I’m going on a hunger strike once again calls for their release,” he wrote. Please send any suggestions, cables and [email protected] stories.