French tourist jailed in Iran goes on hunger strike

Abegail Jacob
Dec 28, 2021

Benjamin Briere, a French tourist jailed in Iran on spying charges since spring 2020, has begun a hunger strike due to feeling of abandonment and distress.

Briere has been held since May 2020 when he was arrested after flying a helicam — a remote-controlled mini helicopter — in the desert near the Turkmenistan-Iran border, and charged with espionage and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.

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Abegail Jacob

Inspiring writer, political researcher, and fiction writer who encourages young people