Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi is an Iranian human rights activist known best for his hunger strikes which he carried out in protest to the detention of his wife. Arash was a university student in Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran where he was expelled by university authorities due to his political activism.
Arash Sadeghi ended his hunger strike after 71 days after his wife was granted temporary release from prison. She was once again detained and is still in prison in 2018.
Arash Sadeghi was initially arrested on July 9, 2009 during the post election protests in Tehran. He was arrested again for a second time in December of the same year.
In 2013 Arash Sadeghi was sentenced to 19 years in prison for spreading propaganda against the government, defamation of the supreme leader, and threatening national security.
Sadeghi is suffering from cancer in prison but is denied treatment.